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  • What we do:
    Housing trade body for english housing associations
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  • Contact
    • Lion Court, 25 Procter Street, London, WC1V 6NY
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About National Housing Federation

The National Housing Federation (NHF) aim to support the work of housing associations and campaigns for better housing and neighbourhoods across the UK.

With a mission to support and promote the work of housing associations, the organisation is passionate about what it does. By 2019, their members will be independent, private businesses that exist for social good, taking charge of their own destiny and providing the homes the country needs.

The NHF pride themselves on putting their members at the heart of everything they do, and work together as one team to deliver their mission. The NHF prove dedication to its employees through various initiatives, and recently introduced a fostering policy to further commit to being family friendly.

Chief Executive David Orr is visible, responsive and appreciative of the contribution each and every team member makes towards the organisation’s mission. He also sends a card to each member of staff each year, featuring a personal message about their work and achievements.

What is it like to work for National Housing Federation

All managers take part in a management development programme, which aims to ensure employees are managed fairly, consistently and given appropriate support. Managers are equipped with the skills to have engaging conversations with staff to ensure all aspects of their wellbeing are considered.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Schools 21 is an initiative aimed at getting local disadvantaged children into a work environment to teach hard and soft office skills. The programme sees two teenagers take part in a 13-week project with one of the organisation’s teams.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Every Christmas, the NHF hold a celebratory event that features a number of employee awards. This is an opportunity to recognise all the hard work that colleagues have done. Staff are encouraged to nominate their colleagues, and winners can receive a variety of prizes.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

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  • Gym

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Pensions

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  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

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    36% / 64%

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