Community Gateway Association

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Community Gateway Association are a not-for-profit community organisation established to meet the housing needs of people and communities in Preston. Their services include improving homes and neighbourhoods, providing tenancy advice and support, and helping people to find suitable housing for their needs. In addition, they aim to tackle anti-social behaviour and the causes of it, collect rents and other charges, and work with local communities to build individuals' skills, knowledge and confidence. The People Services team plan a range of engagement activities throughout the year for staff. As an example, in 2018 they initiated a week of random acts of kindness, when colleagues were randomly selected to receive treats, such as cakes to share with the team, vouchers for a meal or amazon/cinema vouchers. In addition, they provided lollies for their outdoor and mobile workers, as well as a free ice cream van on-site for all colleagues during the summer heatwave.

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Giving Something Back

79% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Their focus is on their communities, and colleagues have been involved in the development of allotments, vegetable growing schemes, wild-life gardens and Britain in Bloom. They also launched their Cleaner Greener project with the aim of promoting wellbeing and healthy living for residents.

My Company

91% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Their focus is on their communities, and colleagues have been involved in the development of allotments, vegetable growing schemes, wild-life gardens and Britain in Bloom. They also launched their Cleaner Greener project with the aim of promoting wellbeing and healthy living for residents.

Leadership

89% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Their approach to improving team interaction and communication is to offer a wide range of opportunities, projects and teams that colleagues from across the organisation can get involved in. One example is Gateway Voice, which is their new employee forum to discuss employee-related matters.

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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