Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Homes, Wellbeing, Partnerships
  • Year established:
    1993
  • Website:
    http://www.syha.co.uk
  • Contact
    • South Yorkshire Housing Association Limited, 43 – 47 Wellington Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4HF

About South Yorkshire Housing Association Limited (SYHA)

Providing social housing in the Sheffield City region, South Yorkshire Housing Association deliver personalised care, health and wellbeing services and develop housing for rent or shared ownership.

Their purpose is to allow people to settle at home, live well and realise their potential. Customer service is crucial and employees are rewarded for their outstanding approach to this with the organisation’s quarterly Good to Great awards. Anybody can nominate a worker for the award and a panel of staff will review each nomination to decide who will win the cash prizes and certificates at a quarterly ceremony.

An annual company roadshow is hosted by the chief executive, who has been with the organisation for 22 years. The event is open to the entire workforce, offering interactive and participatory sessions that workers will enjoy and learn from. South Yorkshire Housing Association was formed in 1972 and still fulfils its original purpose of providing homes to those most in need.


What is it like to work for South Yorkshire Housing Association Limited (SYHA)

Leadership
Leadership
South Yorkshire Housing Association managers lead by example and devote time to supporting and coaching others. Their chief executive delivers a monthly unscripted video broadcast to all employees and regularly posts on Twitter and Facebook to communicate important updates.
My Manager
My Manager
Employees can build their own tailor-made programme of support that is relevant to their role, skills and career aspirations. Senior managers spend a week shadowing frontline staff in new services, enabling them to get to know workers quickly and understand their needs.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Community initiatives are important to South Yorkshire Housing Association and they support people of all ages in local areas. Schemes include: a litter picking project for school children, delivering digital inclusion lessons to older people, facilitating community clean-up days and providing funding to refurbish a community centre.

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    Women

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  • Holidays
    Holidays

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  • Gym
    Gym

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  • Pensions
    Pensions

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  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • UK sites:

    23

  • Male : Female:

    38% / 62%

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Staff:

    510

  • Earning £35,000+:

    8%

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