Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Housing provider
  • Year established:
    2006
  • Website:
    http://www.freebridge.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Juniper House, Austin Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1DZ

About Freebridge Community Housing

Established in 2006, Freebridge Community Housing are the largest not-for-profit housing provider in West Norfolk. The organisation is registered with the Homes and Communities Agency, owning and managing around 7,000 homes and 17 sheltered schemes in West Norfolk.

The organisation, which employs around 200 staff, invests an average of £8 million into the local economy each year, which has a significant impact across many local communities.

Through its vision and mission, Freebridge has placed the community at the heart of what they do. This is demonstrated through a number of important and aspiring initiatives. Staff at all levels are encouraged to embody their values in their work.

Chief Executive Tony Hall engages with employees on a daily basis and ensures there are formal opportunities for him to engage, such as through a welcome meeting he runs with each new starter. Tony was named Inspirational Leader of the Year at the National Housing Heroes awards.


What is it like to work for Freebridge Community Housing

Leadership
Leadership
The management team are role models for the values and demonstrate them in their engagement, both internally and externally. They have led on the evolution of the values, empowering employees to determine what each value means.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Freebridge have a number of practices in place to ease workplace stress. This includes access to counselling, which helps individuals to address personal stress, and coaching to empower employees to find their own solutions to workplace challenges they may be facing.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Since 2014, Freebridge have run Providence Street community centre in King’s Lynn, taking over when it was underused and in decline and turning it into a thriving, refurbished and buzzing resource. The centre provides office space for partners, such as the NHS, and provides a venue for local groups and activities.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Pensions
    Pensions

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

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Staff:

    217

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Male : Female:

    56% / 44%

Regional Engagement

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