Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Student accommodation provider
  • Year established:
    1965
  • Website:
    http://www.ish.org.uk
  • Contact
    • 229 Great Portland Street, Regent's Park, London, W1W 5PN

About International Students House

International Students House (ISH) provide accommodation, social and support services for British and overseas students in London.

Through its values of respect, trust and integrity, support, progression and quality, ISH look to provide an affordable home-from-home for international and UK students. They are supported by a substantial bursary programme to give opportunities to more disadvantaged students.

ISH also place great emphasis on being a positive place to work for all employees, putting mental health and wellbeing at the forefront of its internal strategy. In addition, the organisation regularly rewards those who go above and beyond their duties.

Chief Executive Martin Chalker engages with staff on a daily basis and is dedicated to keeping channels of communication open at all times. With new projects, he involves representatives from all areas of the organisation in order to promote collaboration and ensure the right decisions are made.


What is it like to work for International Students House

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
To encourage job shadowing, ISH have developed a bingo-style competition in which employees are tasked with spending at least one hour in various departments in order to cross a box off. All those who completed a bingo were entered into a prize draw.
My Company
My Company
Placing employee wellbeing at the forefront of its operations, several staff have been appointed as mental health first aiders. Training has been provided in understanding mental health issues for both managers and employees.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The ISH Stars scheme sees members of staff recognised for instances where they have gone beyond their normal job responsibilities to offer exceptional customer service, inspired initiative, innovation or creativity, or made a notable contribution that advances the values, goals and mission of the business.

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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

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    19%

  • Average Age:

    39

  • Male : Female:

    52% / 48%

  • Staff:

    64

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