Quick facts

About Great Places Housing Group


What is it like to work for Great Places Housing Group

Leadership
Leadership
The Chief Executive of Great Places has an inclusive approach which, whilst empowering staff to make decisions and improve the business, also ensures that there is a personal touch. Stephen knows the majority of employees by first name and makes a genuine effort to meet up with employees from across the group as much as possible. He also takes part in staff induction where he addresses all new staff members about life at Great Places.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Great Places has a charity fund which is set up to provide charitable aid to residents and tenants. The charity fund is managed by the Great Places staff committee and residents and tenants bid for this money via applications intended to make a positive difference to their lives. Examples can include supporting educational needs, life time ambitions or purchasing items that will help them in independent living. Decisions on applications are decided at monthly staff committee meetings and feedback is promoted to employees through a variety of internal communication channels.
My Company
My Company
Great Places are very proud of their "can-do positive" culture and this can be seen throughout the organisation at all levels. Employees regular receive emails of thanks from directors and managers which is gratefully received. Great efforts are made across the group to ensure that they continue to be a great place to work. One recent example was a scheme opening but on the day of the event they discovered rubbish strewn on the development in Blackpool. Staff from the nearby office all volunteered to help clean up the mess in time for the opening, a fact recognised by the chief executive and head of communications in an email to their manager.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • 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:

    £68,657,000

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    0.00

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Sites:

    29

  • UK sites:

    29

  • Male : Female:

    30% / 70%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Number of Staff:

    577

  • Staff:

    577

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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