Quick facts
  • What we do:
    We build and maintain quality homes and thriving communities
  • Year established:
    1990
  • Website:
    http://www.bpha.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7BJ

About bpha

bpha are a housing association that are committed to providing their customers with high quality, value-for-money services while continuing to develop energy efficient, sustainable and affordable housing. Their goal is to create places where everyone feels proud to live.

Based in Bedford, they work together with communities to improve opportunities, independence and quality of life for residents that, in turn, benefits the wider community.

They were founded in 1990 following a consultation with North Bedfordshire tenants who voted in favour of the creation of a housing association to manage their properties. Today, their services include a range of rented homes, housing for older people and low-cost home ownership.

The company owns more than 18,000 homes, employs more than 350 staff, and have an outstanding track record of delivering, on average, 500 new homes every year for the last decade.

The Chief Executive is Kevin Bolt.


What is it like to work for bpha

My Manager
My Manager
Key performance indicators for each manager’s area of responsibility are reported and reviewed on a monthly basis. Monthly meetings are held with the respective line manager to discuss performance. Their annual appraisal cycle and mid-year review also help to measure management performance.
My Team
My Team
bpha are keen to build a strong team, the HR team had a Myers Briggs personality consultant visit to carry out a team session with around six employees. This was to help team building and how they work together.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Employees can use a recognition system on the intranet, the Hive, to award virtual points and send comments or praise to colleagues as a way of recognising their work.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    10

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    31%

  • Staff:

    383

  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

  • Average Age:

    41

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