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A GENERATION OF teenagers will learn life skills through service to others thanks to ASDAN's pioneering work on a qualification for community volunteering. The educational charity designed the framework for the National Citizen Service scheme (NCS), piloted last year as part of the government's Big Society idea. The eight-week NCS summer volunteering programme will eventually be open to every 16-year-old in Britain — and the government is considering awarding an ASDAN qualification for it. ASDAN, based in Bristol, encourages its own staff to volunteer for charity, too, scoring 90% positive, in fifth place among small organisations in the not-for-profit sector. Employees with a year's service can take five days' paid leave for charity work and, after five years, the organisation will pay to send a staff member to Sri Lanka for five days to help a school it supports. Volunteers may contribute by teaching English or sports, or helping to build facilities. All over Britain more than 200,000 young people benefit from ASDAN's courses each year, learning skills to get them ready for work and for life. Its qualifications are offered by more than 6,000 centres, mainly schools and colleges but a growing number by training providers, voluntary sector agencies and prisons. Staff feel their pay is fair for their responsibilities and fair compared with similar posts elsewhere (both 80%, top scores). An administrative officer typically earns just over £17,500 a year plus performance-related pay. Managers care about how satisfied team members are in their jobs (78%, sixth), and deal with the workforce openly and honestly (84%, fifth). Everyone is fairly treated here, staff say (71%, a top 10 score). www.asdan.org.uk

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Giving Something Back

94% of staff agreed

My organisation makes a positive difference to the world we live in

In addition to flexible working opportunities, ASDAN also provides Work Life Balance days for staff to compensate for overnight stays (one day per three nights away). Centrally they have also responded to interest expressed in the Staff Forum and approved a Pilates class which is now available to colleagues on site after work.

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96% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

In addition to flexible working opportunities, ASDAN also provides Work Life Balance days for staff to compensate for overnight stays (one day per three nights away). Centrally they have also responded to interest expressed in the Staff Forum and approved a Pilates class which is now available to colleagues on site after work.

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92% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

ASDAN offers one off bonus payments; additional extension in pay scales for exceptional performance, praise and recognition in staff newsletter. The Staff Newsletter is an important communication tool for ASDAN, and ownership is given to staff in which all kinds of good work and achievements are acknowledged and celebrated.

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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