Quick facts

About Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust


What is it like to work for Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust

My Manager
My Manager
Managers at Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust hold monthly team meetings, mid-year reviews and annual appraisals. Managers also approve flexible working such as working from home or TOIL, hold regular one to one meetings with individuals and recommend appropriate training to assist each employee in their role.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
This year Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust have designed and implemented in house a leadership and development programme which they have branded "The Edge". An extensive learning needs analysis was carried out prior to design of the programme, which included psychometric testing and feedback interviews with the delegate group, a workshop with the executive management team, 360 degree feedback and face to face interviews with employees across the Trust to gather their views on leaders and managers across the Trust and to identify with the managers what they believed their own development needs to be. From the analysis they designed Core Modules that covered the common themes that came from the majority of manager’s needs, and also designed a menu from which managers could choose which included bite sized modules and coaching. A mid-year review was conducted and the feedback was very positive and tangible differences can be seen in a number of managers in relation to their approach.
My Company
My Company
Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust have an Employee Consultative Committee that is representative of the whole company. All policies and proposals are taken to ECC to gather employee's views prior to making recommendations to the Executive Management Team and the Trust's Board. The ECC operates a staff suggestion box and considers all entries at each ECC meeting. The organisation has Merlin, their Intranet site on which they have a 'Grapevine' discussion forum and 'Ask Matthew' - questions for the Chief Executive which are answered in person. The Executive Team also run coffee mornings during which feedback and ideas are sought from employees and an annual employee conference is also held for this purpose. Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust have an employee newsletter called 'The Keyhole' and employees are encouraged to contribute articles to this.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • 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

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    17

  • Earning £35,000+:

    17%

  • Staff:

    183

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Male : Female:

    47% / 53%

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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