Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Housing Association
  • Year established:
    1990
  • Website:
    http://www.bpha.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford, Beds, 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, 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
They run workshops for all junior and middle managers. Modules include appraisal, recruitment, absence management, personal effectiveness, coaching, budgeting and forecasting. In addition, the workshops cover influencing skills, leading teams through change, business writing skills, managing the probationary period.
My Team
My Team
The Hive (their intranet) is the key mode of interaction for staff as well as The Buzz magazine - launched September 2016, it allows employees to write blogs, 'like' and comments on other posts, award points and have team discussions.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
All staff have one day per month use for volunteer work, such as painting fences, clearing gardens, school reading projects, retirement party or working at the Re-Use centre. Staff also deliver Christmas hampers to tenants and donate toys to charities.

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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 28 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    10

  • Staff Turnover:

    16%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    30%

  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

  • Staff:

    393

  • Average Age:

    41

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