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TRANSFORMING NORTH GLASGOW into somewhere people want to live, learn, work, visit and invest is the aim of ng homes. Set up in 1976 by a group of residents to save their homes from demolition, it is now a social housing provider responsible for nearly 7,000 properties. As well as owning more than 5,400 homes to rent and managing 1,400 others, the association plays a leading role in rejuvenating the areas it covers. It has formed a social enterprise company, ng2, which employs local people and provides services such as painting and repairs. Although there were 12 redundancies last year following changes to the housing services department, all were voluntary. The workforce remains loyal and 82 of the 106 employees have five or more years' service. Staff who do not take any days off sick are rewarded with an extra two days holiday. Those who “hold the fort” while colleagues are absent also receive time off. A housing officer makes an average of £31,225 and enhanced maternity and paternity packages are available. Staff are happy with their pay and benefits, scoring 84% positive, third among small not-for-profit organisations. They also believe they are paid fairly compared with others in similar roles (77%, third). As well as making its properties more energy-efficient, ng homes is responsible for an award-winning project to increase recycling, which includes chutes for recyclables in multi-storey blocks of flats. Chief executive Robert Tamburrini was named Scottish Social Enterprise Leader of the Year in 2012 and his team finds him inspiring (76%).

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Giving Something Back

88% of staff agreed

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

ng homes offer two additional days leave to staff who have had no sickness in a rolling 12 month period. This is noted in their terms and conditions. Staff who are unfortunate enough to suffer illness are taken care of with the generous sick pay scheme. They offer up to six months full pay and six months half pay. For those staff who "hold the fort" and offer a little extra help and effort to cover whilst a colleague is ill they reward them with time off. Staff appreciate this gesture and their absence statistics reflect this.

My Company

82% of staff agreed

The leader of this organisation runs this organisation based on sound moral principles

ng homes have developed a ground-breaking plan to improve how waste is dealt with in North Glasgow. This programme won the award for the Best Partnership Initiative at the Scottish Waste & Resources Awards. The idea for the project came from ng homes who partnered with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) who help deliver a range of measures to help people and organisations on the journey to Zero Waste. ZWS agreed to fund the initiative and are now working together with ng homes, Glasgow City Council, LRS Consultancy and the North Glasgow community on innovative ways to recycle and re-use waste materials in the north of the city. In recent months around 300 local people have attended ng homes community events promoting recycling and reuse.

My Team

85% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

ng homes have developed a ground-breaking plan to improve how waste is dealt with in North Glasgow. This programme won the award for the Best Partnership Initiative at the Scottish Waste & Resources Awards. The idea for the project came from ng homes who partnered with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) who help deliver a range of measures to help people and organisations on the journey to Zero Waste. ZWS agreed to fund the initiative and are now working together with ng homes, Glasgow City Council, LRS Consultancy and the North Glasgow community on innovative ways to recycle and re-use waste materials in the north of the city. In recent months around 300 local people have attended ng homes community events promoting recycling and reuse.

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Holidays

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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