Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social housing provider
  • Year established:
    2002
  • Website:
    http://www.wvht.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Gadbrook Point, Rudheath Way, Northwich , Cheshire , CW97LL

About Weaver Vale Housing Trust

Weaver Vale Housing Trust are a social housing association that aims to provide a decent and affordable place to live for over 15,000 people, and offers a wide variety of services to support their customers in their day-to-day life.

The company was formed in in July 2002 following a transfer of Vale Royal Borough Council housing stock and is the only local landlord wholly based in West Cheshire.

Headed by Chief Executive Wayne Gales, they offer over 6,000 affordable homes in Northwich, Winsford, Frodsham, Helsby and outlying rural areas.

They publish ‘The Eye’, an e-magazine containing news from various teams and people, competitions, important updates and the odd funny story. The e-magazine has over an 85% open and read rate, and encourages more people to come forward with content, talk to individuals and teams about work and projects, and be a content contributor.


What is it like to work for Weaver Vale Housing Trust

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
A Health and Wellbeing Framework has a menu of options to access internal and external resources. The trust has worked with the Resilience and Wellbeing Partnership, organising awareness workshops for staff. They received a Diamond Partnership of the Month award for their acknowledgement and action.
My Team
My Team
Open days help staff see what happens in different areas of the Trust. At the staff conference, staff took part in the ‘Big Picture’, pairing up to paint. The ‘reveal’ put everyone’s work together to form one picture. Staff felt they had lived the values.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Environmental initiatives include diverting 98.5% of waste from property jobs from landfill, recycling 883 of 896 tonnes of waste, and emptying 98 skips from Buildbase. The trust has used one electric van, reducing carbon footprint and costs to 2p a mile to from 14.9p.

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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

  • 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

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    12%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Staff:

    321

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Male : Female:

    53% / 47%

  • Staff Turnover:

    6%

Regional Engagement

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