Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Registered Social Landlord
  • Year established:
    1965
  • Website:
    http://www.wwha.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Archway House, 77 Parc Ty Glas, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5DU

About Wales & West Housing

Wales & West Housing are a charitable organisation providing 12,000 affordable homes to 20,000 people across Wales. They aim to make a difference to people's lives, homes and communities.

Since being founded in 1965, they are Wales’s oldest housing association and are currently led by Chief Executive Anne Hinchley, who joined the company in 1999.

Wales & West Housing has a clear approach to targets - they don’t have them! Their ethos is built around the desire to empower people to make the right decisions, delivering what matters to the residents and colleagues. What is important to the company is the quality of the relationship between individuals and their managers.

Anne makes it a priority to connect with staff at all levels, and therefore gains an understanding of what is working well, and what requires attention. This applies to the performance of their managers as well as every other area in the organisation.


What is it like to work for Wales & West Housing

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Staff have meetings with HR, who take them through the family leave process, discuss options and offer them salary illustrations based on their planned leave – giving them peace of mind. They also provide support to managers, ensuring contact is maintained while staff are on leave.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
In September 2017, 14 employees set off to ‘Ride the Nation’, cycling 350km from the company’s office in North Wales and finishing at Head Office in Cardiff. They completed the four day challenge and raised over £6,800 for Age Cymru.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Wales & West Housing offers a benefits package that is fair, transparent and enjoyed by the whole workforce. They have no hierarchy of benefits - each and every member of staff is deserving of the wider reward package, regardless of the role they perform.

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

  • 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

  • Earning £35,000+:

    29%

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Staff:

    401

  • Average Age:

    46

  • UK sites:

    756

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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