Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social Housing Landlord
  • Year established:
    1981
  • Website:
    http://www.pembs-ha.co.uk/
  • UK locations:
    Wales
  • Contact
    • Meyler House, St Thomas Green, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1QP

About Pembrokeshire Housing Association


What is it like to work for Pembrokeshire Housing Association

Leadership
Leadership
There has been a change of focus towards partnership working in the organisation over the last 6 months, as a result of the introduction of the Performance Incentive Partnership Scheme. This recognises performance through individual/team performance. The organisation’s Corporate Brief has also been changed to improve engagement - this used to be conducted in the board room with all staff present. They decided that as the organisation grew, these briefings were too large and therefore staff are now briefed in their teams. This has improved engagement; as staff are willing to feedback and ask questions in smaller groups. The recent salary review was very positive for staff; Senior Management Team felt very strongly that staff should be rewarded for their performance. The organisation had used local government pay scales; local government were having pay cuts/freezes. The Senior Management Team decided to move away from the local government pay scale; it undertook a benchmarking exercise and developed a new salary scale for staff which resulted in all staff receiving a pay increase.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Pembrokeshire Housing Association has held IIP status for over 10 years, and despite growing considerably over the past 3 years, they continue to meet this standard. They are active supporters of L&D and took the decision to appoint two apprentices in 2010. In addition to this they recruited a Trainee Accountant and are committed to supporting them through their ACCA accreditation. Pembrokeshire Housing Association provides support in terms of time off, payment of professional subscription fees, course materials, travel expenses and exam fees. In addition to this, the organisation has study leave for assignments/exams. Pembrokeshire Housing Association have recently been awarded Platinum status by the ACCA due to their commitment and support for learning and development. For those staff who show commitment to their personal development, the Housing Association pay a Learning and Development supplement if they are successful in obtaining a qualification that is not an essential requirement of their role.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Staff are able to access corporate membership of the local leisure centre and this is very popular with individuals. The increased flexibility around working hours helps staff use these leisure facilities and a number of staff exercise, before, during and after work. The organisation pays for level one of the Simply Health scheme, a cash back health savings scheme. They have also introduced a counselling service for staff which provides for up to six free counselling sessions for staff. Pembrokeshire Housing Association have entered into a contract with a local Occupational Health service which provides valuable advice to help support staff remain in, and return to work during illness.

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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

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff:

    100

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Male : Female:

    52% / 48%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    7%

  • Staff Turnover:

    7%

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