Weaver Vale Housing Trust

Providing over 6,000 homes throughout Cheshire & Warrington, we provide affordable homes for all ages, such as flats, retirement apartments and family houses.
http://www.wvht.co.uk

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Weaver Vale Housing Trust is a large-scale voluntary transfer housing association, formed in July 2002, operating in Cheshire. It owns over 6,200 homes, plus garages, shops and community play areas, and places its people at the heart of all it does by investing in its employees, assets, services and communities.

The association recycles and renews 97.6% of all its waste, both from head office and trade staff jobs and activities. Since 2013, solar panels at the Northwich head office and those on customer homes have generated 12,014,665 kWh of electricity, preventing CO2 from entering the atmosphere and generating £8,000 of green energy income in 2019-2020.

Everyone gets carbon literacy training and there is training for trade staff on renewable technologies. The target at Weaver Vale is for all new homes to use only clean energy by 2025 and to achieve a net zero-carbon position by 2050.

Weaver Vale has a caring and family orientated culture. It has been a Top 100 Best Company to Work For over 12 consecutive years. In 2020, it reached No 11 in the rankings and also achieved the accolade of a two-star Best Company.

Customer satisfaction is monitored through Weaver Vale's STAR (Survey of Tenants and Residents) survey, with the latest results showing 92% customer satisfaction – the best ever outcome. Staff care for one another, too. The trust says: “There are so many opportunities to be involved and make a difference, and all roles present the opportunity to be rich and full as the participant chooses.”

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

92% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

Best Companies Data is one method used to measure managers' performance. Results are reviewed then discussed with improvement plans devised, where needed. These proposals feed into the annual appraisal system. All heads of service and managers are aware of what systems they have ownership and accountability for and the associated key performance indicators.

Leadership

89% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Continuous learning is encouraged and participants take responsibility for their learning and development. The training sessions are intended to provide a stimulating, thought-provoking environment – and one in which trust is central to support confidence in addressing healthy conflict, when needed.

Personal Growth

86% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Mandatory training and a corporate induction scheme for all new starters includes equality and diversity, safeguarding, domestic abuse and data protection training. All modules are delivered using Microsoft Teams. An online booking and record-keeping system ensures nobody falls behind – essential if people are to perform their roles safely.

Benefits

Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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