Charity and Volunteering

Our team has the opportunity to undertake one day of volunteering per year and is regularly involved in fundraising.

Our team has the opportunity to undertake one day of volunteering per year and is regularly involved in fundraising.

Michelle Adams, Senior People Manager

From Coffee mornings to Christmas Jumper days, Skydives, football tournaments, and Tough Mudder, we are often fundraising, volunteering, and participating in charity events, both inside and outside of work, and all of our team members have the opportunity to take part in one day volunteering per year.

In 2021, we also joined the Rise initiative, an ICAEW-led programme that aims to help young people from lower economic backgrounds and the poorest UK households. Volunteers support sessions and develop relationships with schools within their communities, with a view to raising the aspirations of young students and helping them understand more about their career choices. Several members of the Shorts team have already taken part in volunteering sessions around the region.

What we've been up to

Charity and fundraising

  • Christmas jumper Day

    Supporting S6 Foodbank

    Our team recently donned their festive clothing to support our annual Christmas jumper day 🎅🎄🤶

    We collected £221 which was donated to the S6 Foodbank, which has extended to cover much of Sheffield across 11 locations and is now the largest foodbank in the UK.

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  • Sky-Diving

    Sky-Diving for Ashgate Hospice 2023

    Two members of our team (Lauren Crampton and Sarah Whitehead) completed a charity sky-dive raising funds in memory of Lauren's father for Ashgate Hospice in September 2023. This amazing effort saw them raise over £2,200 - well done from us all.

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  • Coffee and Cake

    MacMillan Coffee morning 2023

    We have hosted Macmillan Coffee mornings for a number of years, at both our Sheffield and Chesterfield offices. Our team brought in all their favourite homemade sweets and between both offices, we raised an amazing £265.14! Thank you to all our wonderful bakers.

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  • Sparkle Walk

    Ashgate Hospice Sparkle Night Walk

    On the evening of 1st July 2023, 13 members of the Shorts team donned their 'sparkly shorts' and walked as TEAM SPARKLE SHORTS in the Ashgate Hospice Sparkle Walk, raising in excess of £500 for the hospice.

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  • Sheffield Half Marathon 2023

    Running for Support Dogs Limited

    Brian Gooch, Liam Buttery, Sarah Whitehead and Craig Lucas raised over £485 for Support Dogs Limited when they ran the Sheffield Half Marathon 2023

  • Sheffield Business Fives

    Football for Ashgate Hospice

    Matt Burton, Daniel Thomas, Bobby Thompson, Liam Buttery, Joe Nelson, Jake Furniss, Sean Busby, and Will Blumenstock, played in the Sheffield Business Fives in February 2023. They didn't win the tournament but had a great time raising £290 for Ashgate Hospice

Supporting our clients - living our lives

Focus on our team

We’ve created an environment where our team feel supported, developed and happy; a blend of interesting and challenging work, with time to contribute their own ideas, concentrate on personal development whilst ensuring a healthy life balance, both in and out of work.

When you work for Shorts, you can expect everything that you would normally expect when working within a progressive organisation, and lots more besides

We look after our clients really well, but we also look after our team, because their welfare and development are equally important.

When not at work, how we spend our time is extremely valuable for everyone, and it was with that in mind, that our zero overtime policy was created. Fundamentally, we do not expect any of our team to work more than their basic weekly hours.

Although often seen as quite unique within the industry, we monitor the average overtime per employee to ensure we remain on track.

Core hours and zero overtime policies mean that our team gets to manage their time better – both in and out of the office.

We are really proud of our record of team development and have supported many individuals with their progression within the firm.

We understand that when people are busy, working on day-to-day client deadlines, focusing on personal development can sometimes be overlooked.  So, we ensure that our team has the time to focus on their own career development too.

We’re always open to talking to great people. If you feel that Shorts would be a great fit for your next career move, then why not send us your contact details? If you’d prefer to send us your CV, you can add that too (We prefer to receive blind CVs where possible)