Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social Housing Provider
  • Website:
    http://www.ndh-ltd.co.uk
  • UK locations:
    South West
  • Contact
    • North Devon Homes Ltd, Westacott Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8TA

About North Devon Homes Ltd


What is it like to work for North Devon Homes Ltd

My Team
My Team
North Devon Homes believe that “culture” and “business objectives” require equal investment to enable them to deliver their vision. They invest a great deal of their leadership time on getting the culture right and have developed “Team ndh” as their culture. Team ndh drives the values, leadership, training and is “the way they do things ”. The company overlay this with their business objectives. They use Great Game of Business principles to help them embed this approach, Principles are based on the belief that to achieve success every employee should: understand the numbers enough to know what business success looks like, be expected and enabled to act on their knowledge to improve performance and have a direct stake in the company’s success and risk of failure.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Their homes represent one in every 10 households in North Devon, a picturesque holiday destination masking the real levels of significant deprivation in the area. As a community landlord much of their social responsibility is delivered through their community development activities. This work focuses around young people with estate-based youth clubs acting as a platform for interventions aimed at increasing educational aspirations, building resilience and assisting in the transition from school to work. The company can proudly state that 100% of the young people within the project have found paid employment and/or college places when leaving school. Their work is well documented within the independent evaluation undertaken by St Mark & St John University (December 2014). Dr Cooper remarked “The developing young communities approach is clearly influenced at leadership level by NDH’s commitment to ‘create communities where people want to live’.” Within the evaluation links are also made with their family work in the wider community where they tackle debt, fuel and food poverty and social exclusion. Partners recognise their commitment to their social responsibility, acknowledging they deliver evidenced impact and value for money.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
North Devon Homes recognise staff for going above and beyond what is expected in relation to their values by awarding ‘Thank Yous’ or ‘Bright Stars’. Customers and colleagues can nominate staff who they believe deserve a special thank you or recognition. Thank You cards are issued personally from the Executive Team. In addition to this, the Executive Team reviews the Thank You nominations to determine if any meet the criteria for a Bright Star award. A Bright Star award is a gift voucher of the recipient’s choice to the value of £25. Bright Star awards are presented by the Chief Executive at one of the all staff breakfast meetings so that the achievement is recognised and celebrated by the whole company. The scheme encourages and motivates staff to come up with new ideas in terms of reducing costs, providing value for money and improving service excellence.

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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

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance with at least 50% of employees taking this up

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    120

  • Earning £35,000+:

    13%

  • Staff Turnover:

    16%

  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

  • Average Age:

    43

  • UK sites:

    7

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