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    • Port of Leith Housing Association Ltd, 108 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom, EH6 6AZ
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About Port of Leith Housing Association

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.

What is it like to work for Port of Leith Housing Association

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
To aid team members personal development, POLHA provide external coaching, financial support for work related qualifications and paid time off for study. 
Annual lifestyle checks are offered to employees to raise awareness of health and lifestyle risk factors, providing participants with an opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Employees are provided with car insurance, flexible benefits and free life insurance. 

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