Quick facts

About Community Gateway Association

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.


What is it like to work for Community Gateway Association

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They offer wellbeing benefits such as occupational health self referrals, free flu jabs, free annual health checks, and an employee assistance programme. They also organise an annual wellbeing event, including healthy food preparation demonstrations, Slimming World advisors, smoking cessation, personal trainers and free fruit.
My Team
My Team
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.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
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.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    13%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Staff:

    248

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Male : Female:

    55% / 45%

Regional Engagement

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