Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social housing provider
  • Year established:
    2007
  • Website:
    http://www.homesinsedgemoor.org
  • Contact
    • Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR

About Homes in Sedgemoor

Since its inception in 2007, Homes in Sedgemoor have provided housing management and a range of support services to council tenants on behalf of Sedgemoor District Council.

The organisation manages nearly 4,200 homes, including sheltered accommodation for residents over the age of 50 or anyone in need of extra support.

Their mission to put customers first and deliver excellence through great people is reflected in its relationship with staff, who are consistently put at the forefront of the services it carries out.

Employees were involved in a review of the mission, vision and values two years ago, and candidates are regularly asked how they have applied the company values in their work.

Chief Executive Jen Barfoot joined Homes in Sedgemoor in 2015 with over 36 years of experience in social housing. Jen carries out daily ‘floor walks’, talking to staff about social and professional matters, and sends each of the team of over 60 staff a hand-written birthday card.


What is it like to work for Homes in Sedgemoor

My Manager
My Manager
Managers have undertaken a two-tier development programme. Firstly, they engage in a bespoke in-house Leadership Development programme delivered by a professor from the Cranfield Institute. Managers also take part in hands on Training Within Industry programme.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
As part of a transformation agenda, spending on learning and development for staff was increased to at least 1% of turnover. On top of this, the organisation has a robust Leadership Development Programme, which aims to develop employees’ ability to carry out their role.
My Team
My Team
Last year, a Staff Wellbeing Day saw the colleagues take part in a series of activities focusing on mindfulness and combating stress. Employees were taught mindfulness techniques to support a better work-life balance. Following this, staff were invited to take part in activities, including archery and riding on segways.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

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

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    15%

  • Male : Female:

    28% / 72%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Staff:

    65

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