Quick facts
  • Year established:
    24th October 1967
  • Website:
    http://www.orbitgroup.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Garden Court, Harry Weston Road, Binley Business Park, Binley Coventry, United Kingdom, CV3 2SU

About Orbit Group

Orbit Group are one of the largest housing groups in the country and the UK's leading developer of new homes for affordable and social rent, with a growing property portfolio of over 42,000 homes spanning the Midlands, East and South.

Orbit was founded in the 1960's by two gentlemen sitting on a park bench, contemplating how to tackle homelessness. They are passionate about their humble beginnings and have learnt a lot since launching over 50 years ago.

Orbit don't just build four walls and a roof for customers. They aim to create communities, providing them with the best quality of life. Through their better days programme, they provide support such as advice on financial planning, employment skills, accessing training, education and employment, benefits maximisation and support with mental health.

The housing association place a big focus on employee development, engagement and wellbeing. They provide comprehensive support and resources to employees, thorough training paired with development and opportunities for progression and success. They look to continually improve and actively seek feedback from employees to ensure they are focusing energy in the right areas.


What is it like to work for Orbit Group

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Orbit focus on providing bite-sized training sessions available to all employees both in a classroom and via Skype at times suitable for them. These Lunch and Learn workshops provide information on a range of topics that employees can use both in and outside of work, for example; problem solving skills, resilience and interview skills. 
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The Orbit Earth programme aligns closely to Orbit's values and encourages employees to take responsibility for the protection of the planet. The programme is employee led and driven by their graduate cohort who have been empowered to drive change particular around the environmental performance of their offices and changing the culture of their people. 
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The Stars in Orbit scheme is an online portal accessible via intranet pages and mobile devices that enables people to send e-cards recognising outstanding work, positive actions, exceptional behaviours and going above and beyond in line with their values.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    1190

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    32%

  • Male : Female:

    42% / 58%

  • Average Age:

    43

  • UK sites:

    77

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