Great careers, great culture and the opportunity to leave a positive imprint on local communities. Changing local economies changes lives for the better.
At Ngage, everything we do is targeted at helping businesses and their local economies to grow and thrive. But we believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do. Our company values define who we are, how we act and what we want to be. They’re the standard to which we hold ourselves accountable and the standard by which others can judge us by.
Above all, we want to be a high performing professional organisation that acts with integrity, treats people with respect and honesty and which makes our employees, clients and customers feel proud to be associated with us.
Our three core values are:
We believe our best work is done in collaboration with others. No one knows everything. Diverse groups of people have the best ideas. We are committed to sharing information, knowledge and skills across teams and with external partners, collaborating to the benefit of all. We sit at the heart of a trinity of funders, service deliverers and beneficiaries working together to a common end. When we experience success we’ll celebrate it together acknowledging the role of all who contributed.
Transparency and trust are essential to our business. We are awarded funds which must be distributed fairly and honestly based on clear communicable evidence. Sensitive commercial data is shared with us which we must respect and protect. Our programmes must have defined, measurable goals with results that are clear and auditable. We must show integrity in all that we do; value partnership and never knowingly over promise and under deliver. And we must treat our employees with dignity and as equals in a spirit of openness and trust that will bring out the best in all.
We pursue our mission to transform local economies with passion and enthusiasm.
We understand that the work we do makes a real difference to peoples’ lives – creating wealth and opportunities, protecting livelihoods, breathing new life into communities. We always give our best and search restlessly for the most impactful solutions, and the best thought leadership. We remember that it’s an honour to work in this space and to have the trust of those we partner with.
“Ngage have been great with any personal or professional requests that I have had. Everyone is extremely approachable and there is nobody who I wouldn’t feel comfortable approaching with a question. There is a fantastic culture of helping each other and helping others to understand something, no matter how simple or complicated!”
- Tom - Berkshire Project Officer, Low Carbon Workspaces
“Thinking about my three months, I’ve really appreciated the warm welcome from everyone. Getting set up for home working was such a smooth process. I got all the support I could possibly need and really feel like I belong.”
James - Economic & Labour Market Analyst
“The thing I noticed was just how approachable people are. You can ask any question and there’s lots of opportunity to find out what’s happening around the business.
There’s such a strong culture of support. Every effort is made to find out what you need to do your job to the best of your ability.”
Nicola – Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator
“What’s gone well? Everything! From my first interview to sitting here a year later, I’ve loved it. My colleagues are so professional and I’ve been delighted with the level of support. I am truly grateful.”
Ladi – Enterprise Coordinator
As a champion and voice for local business, we have to do more than talk a good game. In our role as an employer, we have to be a great example. Our staff benefits recognise the importance of rewarding achievement and striking the right balance between work and play.
The freedom to work remotely allows employees to better juggle the demands of work and home life, while improving our business agility.
If we can reasonably accommodate staff requirements without affecting performance we will. 37% of our employees work part time hours.
We welcome applications from all and believe people should be treated with dignity and fairness in an environment where everyone is respected and encouraged to achieve their potential.
We look to recruit great talent and foster it further to help all our staff achieve their long-term career goals. And we’ll always be honest about what’s needed to progress.
All Ngage staff receive a minimum 25 days holiday (pro rata) with the opportunity to purchase and earn more.
At Ngage, we are committed to providing outstanding service to our customers, suppliers and funders and creating a rewarding and enjoyable work environment for our employees. Walking the talk on corporate social responsibility and doing the hard yards to achieve best-in-class business accreditations reflects our on-going desire for continuous improvement. When we engage with businesses, we choose to act as a role model ourselves.
So whether it’s ensuring we’re cyber secure; signing up to the prompt payment code or committing to being a Living Wage Employer, we’re determined to uphold the highest standards. Our talented workforce are also encouraged to keep upskilling and improving their professional skills.
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If there are no roles available or you didn't find the right role here, we’re always interested to hear from talented and motivated people who share our values. Tell us why you want to work for Ngage and email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org