Quick facts
  • Year established:
    2002
  • Website:
    http://www.chp.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Chelmer Housing Partnership, Myriad House, 33 Springfield Lyons Approach, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom, CM2 5LB

About CHP

Based in Chelmsford, Essex, CHP are a locally managed charitable housing association. CHP were established in 2002 to deliver a core social purpose of meeting housing needs by providing homes for rent and sale.

The mission at CHP is simply to 'Transform lives'. They work across the county of Essex to help local communities and families thrive. Everyone deserves to live in a high quality, affordable home and CHP aim to help tackle the housing crisis and provide excellent services for customers.

Employees who work for CHP have very different responsibilities but all work together to help their customers, whether it's fixing a repair, managing a tenancy or building new homes.

CHP has developed it's own graduate programme recently, where employees will be working together on developing the organisations 'Environmental Sustainability' strategy as well as a number of other corporate projects. Each graduate is being mentored by a member of the leadership team, including the CEO. These employees are becoming specialists in their field by spending a two year placement in one area. As well as undertaking professional qualifications, these employees are completing the ILM Level 3 leadership qualification.


What is it like to work for CHP

Leadership
Leadership
The senior management team introduced a new Corporate Plan in April 2019, and the company values (bold, open-minded, determined, caring) are a key part of this as well as the manager and employee competency framework which is being finalised. Senior managers are currently participating with employees at all levels of the business in cross-functional customer service and personal development workshops.
My Company
My Company
The CEO hosts 'new starters' breakfasts' regularly to meet all the new members of the team. New employees are then taken on a tour of their housing stock in the local area by CHP employees to show them the history, success and problems with properties. New team members also spend half a day in the service centre, listening to the calls that come in, giving them a good overview of the queries that are dealt with every day.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Directors are able to propose individuals for an exceptional performance payment of up to 5% of salary on a one off basis and may also confidentially nominate individuals for small gifts within treasury limits.

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    Women

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  • Pensions
    Pensions

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  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    26%

  • Staff:

    323

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Male : Female:

    51% / 49%

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