Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Registered Provider
  • Website:
    http://www.havebury.com
  • UK locations:
    East of England
  • Contact
    • Havebury House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3SP

About The Havebury Housing Partnership


What is it like to work for The Havebury Housing Partnership

Leadership
Leadership
Each and every Management Team member always steps out of their specific responsibility area and considers the best approach from a corporate point of view. There is little evidence of silo working but instead Senior Management Team members are supportive of one another and work collaboratively to both develop plans and implement them. Core values are at the heart of their decision making with Managers demonstrating a willingness to give up on the ‘nice to haves’ for the greater good. There is no evidence of personal agendas or protectionism but a genuine sense of team and a willingness to handle challenges collaboratively.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
In December 2014, Havebury was celebrating being awarded Investors in People Silver accreditation. The assessment demonstrated that Havebury met all the requirements for the Investors in People award. They achieved a silver accreditation after going beyond the required standard to meet an additional 87 indicators from the wider Investors in People framework. The assessor comments positively on the ongoing commitment to developing their employees skills and their focus on customer service. “There is a range of opportunities for everyone to develop leadership capabilities. Potential managers have access to management development activities and there are opportunities to act up in a role, lead on improvement projects and lead on a specialist area and share expertise with others, everyone is very committed and dedicated to Havebury’s overall purpose and priorities and was keen to help in whatever way they could to support improvements. They are extremely proud to work here.”
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The whole reward and recognition package at Havebury includes a wide range of benefits. These are written up in an A-Z guide so that everyone is clear on what is provided. In addition to flexitime, these included: above average holiday allowance (26 days excluding Bank Holidays, with an additional 4 days for 5 years of service); the facility to buy or sell days holiday (up to 5 days per year) to enable more flexible management of time off work; cashback scheme through Havebury Saver within a wide range of stores, enabling staff to make savings of up to £1,000 per year and to maximise their income/salary; Simplyhealth health insurance scheme (which includes an employee assistance scheme, access to face to face counselling sessions and health screening); flu vaccinations available on a voluntary basis to all staff to reduce the risk/exposure to flu related absence; reduced membership to local gyms to encourage wellbeing and healthier living; lone worker scheme (through a pendant that dials a support number for employees while they’re at work or carrying out work related duties); occupational health reviews as needed; social events fund; and 3-6 month sabbaticals after 5 years of service enabling staff to take a sabbatical.

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Benefits:

  • 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

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Staff:

    192

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Male : Female:

    43% / 57%

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

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