Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Homes, Wellbeing, Partnerships
  • Year established:
    1972
  • Website:
    http://www.syha.co.uk
  • Contact
    • South Yorkshire Housing Association, 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.


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

Leadership
Leadership
SYHA’s Management Competencies detail daily practices expected by leaders across four areas: developing and managing people, delivering service excellence, demonstrating excellent leadership and showing self-awareness. Chief Executive Tony uses Yammer to praise staff and presents Good2Great customer service awards.
My Team
My Team
A Transform Strategy will improve the way SYHA work, increase communication between colleagues and provide better customer service. To do this, there are new communications and IT systems and modernised office spaces. Office 365 has freed up staff from sitting at specific desks.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
A Sustainability Manager drives environmental activities such as informing the design of head office, with improved insulation, zoned LED lighting, passive cooling and electric-vehicle charging. SYHA have also secured £81k from the Warm Homes Fund and set up a Bicycle User Group.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership 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

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • UK sites:

    30

  • Male : Female:

    36% / 64%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Staff:

    630

  • Earning £35,000+:

    8%

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