Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Housing Association
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
    South East, South West, North East, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands, Other, East of England, National
  • Contact
    • Endurance House, Vision Park, Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9ZR

About The CHS Group

What is it like to work for The CHS Group

CHS's approach and decision making is reflective of the values of the organisation, with great emphasis on how they do things and how their customers feel about them. Respect - their Senior Management worked closely in developing and facilitating the company’s behaviours based programme called 'Living our Values'. This workshop encourages participants to consider their approach and the impact it has on others. Through the workshop, the senior managers openly share their own personal and work related experiences, both positive and negative. Approach – CHS’ Directors regularly go on 'Back to the Floor' visits to spend time with employees in different parts of the organisation. These are positively received by employees and the Directors. Partnership - in direct response to Best Companies feedback, they have launched an Employee Wellbeing Action Group. This is led by representatives from across CHS and jointly sponsored by two of their Directors. Directors attend operational team meetings across the organisation, building their connection to other teams and sharing knowledge. Openness - we have a truly consultative approach which runs throughout the organisation with staff, service users, customers and their wider community. Deliver - senior managers have refreshed their corporate vision, mission and logo, making them more accessible and representative of the organisation and allowing a clearer understanding of what employees need to do. They have gone back to basics and the emphasis is now on what, why and how they do it.  
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
CHS’ face to face training averages at 4 sessions per annum, per employee. With industry standards for Care Certificate being introduced in April this year, CHS have taken the opportunity to look at how they can provide the most practical and interactive induction process for experienced and new carers, in line with the standards within the Care Certificate. They have trained managers and Deputy Managers in Assessment methodology and introduced a 12 week programme that can be tailored to individuals experience and level of knowledge. They have chosen to go further than the minimum requirement to ensure that their staff are equipped with the skills and behaviours to deliver person centred care, in line with the company’s Values. They have a policy commitment to develop the skills of their staff through study and a number of people have taken the option to study occupational qualifications. Diplomas/NVQs are actively encouraged and participation in Diplomas, in particular, in Care and Childcare. In the previous 12 months, 25 employees have completed their qualification and a further 52 are progressing, some of which are through apprenticeships. 
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
CHS continue to roll out 'Career Pathway Frameworks' within the organisation, these are job role specific and focus as much as on the behaviours and values of the organisation, as well as empowering the individual to demonstrate areas of high performance to increase reward potential. One of the unique elements of their competency frameworks is the focus on career progression and this has been successful in developing their team leader/supervisor talent pipeline. One of their strategic priorities is to develop their performance management processes to build upon the linkage of corporate performance to individual reward. This includes a review of how competency frameworks can be further rolled out across the organisation.

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Pensions

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

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    19% / 81%

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  • Earning £35,000+:



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