Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1926 - Kensington Housing Trust
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    • Catalyst Housing Ltd, Ealing Gateway, 26-30 Uxbridge Road, London, London, United Kingdom, W5 2AU
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About Catalyst Housing Limited

Catalyst own, manage and maintain over 32,000 homes across social rent, shared ownership and leased tenures, with over 65,000 customers. Some of their customers require additional support to help them live independently and the organisation are able to provide this through supported housing service.

As a registered charity, Catalyst are mindful to seek and provide value for money in all activities, including their development arm which builds homes to sell on the open market. The profits from these sales are ploughed back in to their core business of social housing.

Catalyst ensure that all employees, irrespective of their work location or role, join a one day 'Welcome to Catalyst' workshop at their head office in Ealing. This brings together all new starters from across the organisation for a one day induction, demonstrating their commitment to creating an inclusive culture that everyone feels part of.

The organisation understands the importance of supporting their employees physical and mental wellbeing. Catalyst have created an Employee Assistance Programme for all employees and their families. This provides 24/7 support with any home or work related stress. Regular workshops with regards to resilience and coping with change are also provided, which provides a focus on mental health wellbeing in the workplace.

What is it like to work for Catalyst Housing Limited

Leaders will regularly attend charitable and wellbeing events, encouraging employees to do the same. Updates are given at quarterly exchange sessions with the messaging aligned to their values and principals. There are regular Leadership events where the group can discuss challenges and best practices to ensure consistency across the organisation.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Catalyst offer a number of formal and informal opportunities for learning, including eLearning and face to face training. They have embarked on a series of innovation workshops to support creativity in the workplace in support of their desire to be more innovative, including a recent placement with the National Housing Federation's Greenhouse programme which focused on building innovative solutions to existing housing problems.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Catalyst provide an Employee Assistance Programme to all employees. On top of this, the organisation ensure performance related pay, profit related pay and staff discounts are available to all. 

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    46% / 54%

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