Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social Housing Provider
  • Year established:
    2006
  • Website:
    http://www.sarh.co.uk
  • Contact
    • 1 Parker Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Beaconside, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0WP

About Stafford and Rural Homes

Stafford & Rural Homes are a social housing provider and the largest social landlord in Stafford. They also offer shared ownership homes, a telecare personal security system and planned maintenance works.

Core company values include being approachable, respecting, empowering and supporting. Communication is also key and in 2017, they implemented a major digital business transformation project to boost engagement with customers and with staff. New technology has given staff a better understanding of what their colleagues do and teams have increased contact with one another as a result of these innovations. All company literature starts with vision, values and objectives.

Stafford & Rural Homes manage more than 6,000 homes across Stafford and the surrounding area. Unique wallpaper is displayed on each floor of the organisation to depict its history since it was founded in 2006 and this is constantly updated to reflect current developments.


What is it like to work for Stafford and Rural Homes

Leadership
Leadership
The entire workforce commits to live the organisation’s values every day and this filters down from senior management. Managers are encouraged to be approachable and hold regular meetings that are accessible to all. The chief executive has an open-door policy and issues a thought of the day on every computer to keep employees updated and engaged.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
All managers receive awareness training so they can spot signs of stress in the workplace - and signpost those in need of assistance. Mindful activities take place across the organisation, including weekly pilates classes, reading and colouring. This forms part of the charity’s commitment to enable staff to be the best they can be.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
All staff attend the chief executive’s monthly briefing, where those who have gone the extra mile are awarded a certificate and a token of appreciation. A STAR award is open to all employees, which is linked to the company’s values and recognises those who demonstrate the organisation's vision.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 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 or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • 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

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Earning £35,000+:

    17%

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • Staff:

    178

  • Male : Female:

    48% / 52%

  • Average Age:

    50

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