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AJE gain Investors in People award

Last updated: 2003-01-13

The United Synagogue Agency for Jewish Education has recently received the acclaimed Investors in People (IiP) Award.

Following its strategic five year plan, the United Synagogue Agency for Jewish Education began working towards the award and, after rigorous external examinations, it has now received the nationally recognised accreditation.

In making the award of IiP, the AJE was praised for its informal, open and accessible management style, being fully supportive of its staff. The final report states that the AJE's main strengths are "excellent communications, clear aims and objectives, strong commitment to everyone (which is shared by staff), management team, good culture of shared goals and teamwork and a recognition of individuals".

Jane Broughton, one of IiP's most senior assessors, who carried out the appraisal noted:

"Clearly, the people - both staff and management - are the organisation's greatest asset".

Commenting on the award, AJE Chief Executive Simon Goulden said:

"I am delighted that the quality and dedication of the whole AJE team has now received this national recognition. We must thank the AJE governors for their support and acknowledge the ongoing assistance of Colin Rosen, who advised us throughout the lengthy process. We are now, more than ever, ready to serve the Jewish community".

The AJE is the second part of the United Synagogue to gain IiP accreditation. The Community Development Department received IiP accreditation in 1999, and this was renewed last year.