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  • What we do:
    Registered Social Landlord
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    • 5 Village Way, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF15 7NE
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About Newydd Housing Association

Newydd are a charitable housing association that offer almost 3,000 affordable homes for rent and sale to people where need is at its greatest in Mid and South Wales.

Established in 1974, the organisation aims to provide affordable homes and support sustainable communities through excellent service to tenants and customers. Newydd places great focus on being honest, open and fair in their dealings with people and partner organisations.

The organisation also aims to be a great place to work, and strongly believes in the advantages offered by supporting personal growth for all members of staff. Career development is formally discussed in appraisals to identify staff who would like to move into a higher or different role.

Chief Executive Paul Roberts has been in his current role since 1992, and has an approachable, caring and friendly approach to his position. Paul considers himself one of the team and is committed to ensuring all staff have a fair deal regardless of rank.

What is it like to work for Newydd Housing Association

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The association are a gold Investors In People organisation. Career development is formally discussed in appraisals and a career development and training plan is in place. Staff on secondment for six months can be made permanent without the need for an external recruitment drive.
A health and wellbeing group called InShape has a dedicated budget and meets quarterly. Activities have included group bike rides, lunchtime walks, art classes, knitting, craft sessions, yoga and tap-dance classes. There are stress-management training sessions, subsidised massages and communal bikes.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
A green travel plan outlines current and future provision and initiatives. For example, they pay 20p per mile travel for cyclists. Helping Hands days are about engaging with the communities, for example litter picking or painting a community centre.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

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

  • Gym

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

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

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  • Earning £35,000+:


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  • Male : Female:

    44% / 56%

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