Quick facts
  • What we do:
    To provide a range of housing, support and training services in a manner promoting self-esteem, respect and independence to people disadvantaged by housing circumstance or social need.
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  • UK locations:
    Yorkshire & Humberside
  • Contact
    • Chartford House, 54 little Horton Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, Bd5 0BS

About Horton Housing Association

HORTON HOUSING ASSOCIATION, founded in 1985, works with organisations such as the Bradford Day Shelter to help those who might not be a priority for state help — people with drug and alcohol or mental health problems and teenage parents, for example. Twenty-five years on, executive director Sheila Bamford is still at the helm helping people find homes, self-esteem and independence, and making sure the 208 employees across 19 sites don't feel taken advantage of either (a 62% positive score). People find her inspiring (70%) and say that she and senior managers truly live the organisation's values to promote social justice and oppose discrimination (69%). Support workers typically earn almost £21,000 and there are opportunities to learn (59%). People don't have skills the association fails to use (54%) and feel that they, and their clients, have a positive future (65%).

What is it like to work for Horton Housing Association

The leader/senior management interact with employees on a day to day basis in and around Head Office. They visit schemes, there are meetings which more junior staff attend and there are regular staff briefings. The Leader puts clients at the forefront of leadership, decision making and strategic developments and champions marginalised groups.
My Manager
My Manager
Management tool kits/resources give access to training, checklists and induction and support from colleagues. There is pay/support for external management qualifications. Typically ILM, CMS,DMS and MBA courses have been supported. Also there is training in Health and Social Care. There is access to individually identified training i.e. ILM or in-house Managers Toolkit Training. Other Seminars/managers forums or other peer support opportunities are meetings for Heads of Service, specific meetings for housing managers and floating support managers.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Horton Housing undertake much of their training in-house as this is more focussed on organisational policies and expectations and more cost effective for delivery. The organisation has a training centre and some course delivery has now been provided there too, although many of the courses now provided are accessed by clients. They are currently launching a Learning Management System 'The Horton Academy' which will allow staff to access over 100 e-learning courses, monitor their development and seek or identify further learning opportunities. This new system enables individual staff members to undertake up to 350 hours of learning each.

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  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

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  • Male : Female:

    33% / 67%

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  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35


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