Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Housing/Care Provider
  • Year established:
    1997
  • Website:
    http://www.choiceshousing.co.uk/
  • UK locations:
    North West, West Midlands
  • Contact
    • Choices Housing Association, 1A King Street , Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1EN

About Choices Housing Association


What is it like to work for Choices Housing Association

My Manager
My Manager

A suite of training courses exist to enable people to develop and enhance their management skills. There is internal coaching/mentoring provided by Line Managers. External coaching/mentoring is provided by Keele University. There are other peer support opportunities in the form of seminars/managers forums. A basket of forums exist such as the Management Forum, Staff Meetings and Focus Groups which provide peer support and knowledge sharing opportunities.

Personal Growth
Personal Growth

The Training Facility within the organisation has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by The British Institute of Learning Disability (BILD). Furthermore, the Training Manager of the organisation has received the Care Innovator Award from the National British Care Home Awards in 2010. The company is applying for recognition for the Excellence Award on the Endorsement Framework for Education and Training Organisations in Adult Social Care.

Wellbeing
Wellbeing

The organisation has a company pension scheme, a generous maternity and paternity scheme and embraces family friendly policies. To this extent, staff are allowed to attend medical appointments and caring commitments as part of the flexible working arrangements within the company. Staff receive sickness benefit for up to six months of any single period of illness. In addition to this, the company operates a policy where by staff can have extended leave of unpaid absence for up to 12 months following negotiation with the HR Manager. During this period the persons job will be kept open for them.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Annual Sales:

    £7,022,592

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    0.00

  • Male : Female:

    11% / 89%

  • Staff Turnover:

    16%

  • Sites:

    19

  • UK sites:

    19

  • Earning £35,000+:

    2%

  • Number of Staff:

    263

  • Staff:

    263

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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