Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Provides high quality affordable housing for those in need including houses/flats to rent; shared ownership; sheltered housing for older people and specialist supported housing for people with specific needs.
  • Year established:
    1968
  • Website:
    http://www.muir.org.uk
  • Recruitment:
    http://www.muir.org.uk
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Old Government House, Dee Hills Park, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5AR

About Muir Group Housing Association Ltd


What is it like to work for Muir Group Housing Association Ltd

My Manager
My Manager
The Director of Housing recently took his managers off site for a strategy awayday. The content of the day allowed managers time to self reflect and consider: What are the three best things about working in the Housing Services Department at Muir i.e. stuff you would never want to change? What consistently irritates you about working in the Housing Services Department or for Muir, this needs to be things they can change or influence? How do you think other Departments would describe the Housing Services Department and do they need to try to change this, if so how? The Director of Housing Services suddenly becomes the Chief Executive (this is hypothetical) and you have the opportunity to request one major change at Muir to make it a better and more effective organisation, what would it be? What practical ways can they improve how effectively they work as a team? What practical things can they do to improve motivation and engagement with their staff and teams, particularly across teams? How do they raise their profile with their teams and improve the staff views of ‘management’.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Muir Group have a Supporting Volunteer work in the community policy which gives staff up to 5 days paid leave - one employee regularly supports a Gold Duke of Edinburgh's award expedition. They provide 3 days paid leave for employees who undertake public duties, i.e. magistrate, school governor. They support employees who are members of the Territorial Army by giving one week's paid leave for annual training camp - they currently have one employee who is in the TA and has benefited from this. Staff regularly collect for charities by having dress down days during the working day such as for Children in Need, Genes for Jeans Day.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
They pay average market rates for jobs but also have an excellent benefits package which is constantly being reviewed and benchmarked to maintain competitiveness and to attract and retain employees. As part of the benefits package they have a final salary pension scheme which remains open to new employees. They have recently introduced a dedicated staff benefits discount website, which enables their staff to obtain discounts on local services such as dining out or car leasing; discounts on leading brand names as well as holiday discounts, cheaper energy tariffs, home and car insurance deals and vouchers for discounts on family days out to theme parks and zoos. Managers regularly praise employees for doing a good job - verbally and through treats such as buying chocolates/cakes/biscuits/bottles of wine for the team.

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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

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • 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

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    0.00

  • Number of Staff:

    171

  • Staff:

    171

  • Sites:

    28

  • UK sites:

    28

  • Male : Female:

    28% / 72%

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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