Port of Leith Housing Association

http://www.polha.co.uk

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As a registered social landlord, Port of Leith Housing Association (POLHA) operates in the sector encompassing the development and management of housing for affordable (social and mid-market) rent and for shared ownership. POLHA were founded in 1975 in response to a growing need for better management arrangements for a deteriorating stock of tenement-based properties. Its existence originally focused largely on landlord responsibilities providing low cost good quality rental properties. Now the Association has grown continuously and developed its strategic thinking into a position where it recognises its potential to be a leader and influencer in developing high quality 'places' to live. As the largest social landlord in Leith, the Association currently owns and manages over 2,500 homes, employing in excess of 100 dedicated and talented individuals. To reward these employees for their continued efforts, POLHA has a performance and recognition management policy which details how staff's performance should be addressed and includes the ability for managers to be able to recognise the effort of staff within a manner most relevant to the individual. At manager's discretion throughout the year, managers use the policy to recognise performance, effort, commitment, going the extra mile at the time. This enables the occasions which would merit a 'thank you' or a 'well done' to be recorded and which otherwise wouldn't necessarily be captured by the pay system.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

91% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Employees are provided with car insurance, flexible benefits and free life insurance.

Giving Something Back

88% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

To aid team members personal development, POLHA provide external coaching, financial support for work related qualifications and paid time off for study.

My Manager

88% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

To aid team members personal development, POLHA provide external coaching, financial support for work related qualifications and paid time off for study.

Benefits

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

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