Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social Housing Management
  • Year established:
    2004
  • UK locations:
    West Midlands

About Solihull Community Housing


What is it like to work for Solihull Community Housing

My Manager
My Manager
They have rolled out a comprehensive management development programme tailored for all management levels. The HR team support managers in many of the people management tasks that they need to complete such as sickness and disciplinary and provide one to one coaching to guide managers through the stages of each process. The Directors work with an external coach both individually and as a team. An external consultant holds training sessions with managers and coaching and mentoring is available dependant on individuals needs.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The company gets involved with a number of fundraising activites and provide on-going support to a charity called Helping Hands which collects food and toiletries for the homeless. Solihull Community Housing work hard to reduce their impact on the environment and have set up a 'Green Team' headed by the Director of Asset Management. A number of drivers have been through a training programme to show them how to drive in such a way as to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions and have renewed their vehicle fleet with more environmentally friendly vans. They support local groups such as the community centre and sponsor and provide strips for their junior football teams. They are now running a large project under the Government's Future Jobs Fund initiative where young people who have been unemployed for at least 12 months have been offered a 6 month placement during which they will learn painting and decorating skills as well as being helped with basic and employment skills. Two young people from a local school have taken responsibility for the companies Facebook page and have been successful in engaging the interest of a large number of our younger residents.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Directors and senior managers ensure employees are acknowledged for good work and the CEO will send a personal thank you letter to them. Performance is recognised through the Shining Stars scheme where an award is made once a quarter. The award is judged by a panel of employees. Annual appraisals are held and employees receive increments in addition to an annual pay award if they meet set standards. Attendance is rewarded for no absence over 12 months. A benefits booklet for staff is produced which outlines what is available and provides information about how to access the benefits. This information is included on the intranet and they hold focus groups with employees to discuss benefits to ensure the benefits suit their needs.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • 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

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Sites:

    10

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    15%

  • Number of Staff:

    351

  • Staff:

    351

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Male : Female:

    44% / 56%

  • UK sites:

    9

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