Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social Housing Provider
  • Year established:
    2006
  • Website:
    http://www.gch.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Gloucester City Homes, Bruton Way, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1DG

About Gloucester City Homes

Gloucester City Homes (GCH) are an independent registered housing association, which owns and manages 4,450 rented homes, 270 leasehold properties, 60 shared ownership properties, 30 commercial units and 52 homeless units.

The organisation became a housing association in March 2015 following 89% of tenants giving their support. They were originally established as an arm’s length management organisation in 2005 to deliver the government’s decent homes standard.

With core values of pride, quality, integrity and innovation, which were identified by members of the team itself, GCH are dedicated to being a great place to work for all members of staff.

Chief Executive Ashley Green is a massive part of what GCH stand for, inspiring his team and the whole organisation to deliver a service and culture that improves lives and communities. Ashley also has an enormous sense of fun and ability to make people smile - even playing Father Christmas at the organisation’s family festive party.


What is it like to work for Gloucester City Homes

Leadership
Leadership
Senior managers take their commitment to the organisation’s values beyond leadership protocol. As a result, employees recognise them as a passionate force with principles that are guided by the promises made to tenants and desire to improve and invest in housing for those in need.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
GCH offer a wide variety of training interventions, which are based on mandatory requirements, along with development needs for individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole. These needs are measured through wide-ranging Training Needs Analysis using criteria against each role to ensure individuals are receiving relevant support.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Engage 2 Change is a programme funded by GCH to offer a route for people who wish to make a change in their lives, but are not necessarily looking to get into work. They may wish to improve their health and fitness or be more sociable. Each person is offered several sessions to boost their confidence.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Pensions
    Pensions

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

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Staff:

    156

  • UK sites:

    16

  • Earning £35,000+:

    22%

  • Average Age:

    43

  • Male : Female:

    46% / 54%

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