Quick facts
  • What we do:
    registered social landlord
  • Year established:
    1959
  • Website:
    http://www.saha.org.uk
  • Contact
    • st Olaves Houseb , 10 LLoyds Avenue, London, London, EC3N 3AJ

About saha

The Salvation Army Housing Association (Saha) transform lives by providing social housing and support to some of the most vulnerable people in society. The organisation helps individuals to focus on their strengths to help them overcome disadvantage.

Working across 10 sites, Saha aim to meet the ‘whole’ needs of individuals, encompassing their physical, mental, moral and spiritual requirements.

The values of the organisation have been agreed with residents, staff and stakeholders and centre around the acronym SPIRE: Servant leadership, passion, inclusion, respect and effectiveness.

Saha adopt an advantaged thinking approach that focuses on people’s talents and future potential, rather than past problems. This applies to both their staff and customers.

Chief Executive Nigel Parrington makes himself accessible to all staff and periodically attends team meetings and visits teams across the country. He organises focus groups of staff on subject-specific matters, enabling staff to have a voice at the top of the table.


What is it like to work for saha

My Manager
My Manager
Managers receive ongoing support through coaching and mentoring, plus paid subscriptions to the membership body. There are also monthly and quarterly reviews, in which performance against KPIs are reviewed.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
A formal wellbeing plan is in the pipeline, but in the meantime, staff get access to online support, regular workload reviews, risk-assessment training, and management training to recognise signs of stress.
My Team
My Team
The annual staff conference is for managers, while teams participate in away days and work in groups to solve organisational issues. Workshops with a cross-section of staff in London, Bolton and Exeter in 2018, reviewed survey feedback and planned a variety of ways to improve engagement.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme to all staff or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    19%

  • Staff:

    275

  • Male : Female:

    28% / 72%

  • UK sites:

    34

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Staff Turnover:

    52%

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