Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social Housing Provider
  • Year established:
    2007
  • Website:
    http://www.homesinsedgemoor.org
  • Contact
    • Homes in Sedgemoor, 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

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
As part of the transformation agenda, spending on learning and development is at least 1% of turnover. There’s a robust Leadership Development Programme and a Customers First programme designed to help staff understand the customer perspective and their responses.
My Team
My Team
After a review in 2016, Homes in Sedgemoor divided the area into a series of neighbourhoods and set up mini teams for each. They now support activities there, such as resident-engagement events, partnership working and neighbourhood walks.
My Company
My Company
Homes in Sedgemoor actively look for people with the organisation’s values. Customers First is the flagship learning and development programme. The CEO carries out 15 Minutes of Fame every September when she meets every colleague.

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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 to all staff or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    16%

  • Male : Female:

    31% / 69%

  • Average Age:

    46

  • Staff:

    68

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