While many initiatives flounder through lack of leadership and imagination, others prosper and endure thanks to individuals like Robert Tamburrini, CEO of ng homes. His commitment and enthusiasm for improving the circumstances of local people in North Glasgow through social enterprise is infectious and gratifying. He has achieved a fundamental change in perception whereby, through social entrepreneurship, self-evident social deficits (joblessness, debts, poor services) are transformed into social assets. Robert has demonstrated that, by using the capacity of a key community-led organisation as an anchor within the community and in an imaginative and flexible way, local people can regain control of their neighbourhoods, change physical dereliction into attractive living environments and social deficits into new opportunities and improved prosperity.
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.
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.
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At least 33% of senior managers are women
Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave
On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships
On-site nursery or vouchers
40% of employees with more than 5 years' service
Dental insurance offer to all employees
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Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio: