Quick facts
  • What we do:
    social housing
  • Year established:
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  • Contact
    • Gadbrook Point, Rudheath Way, Northwich, Cheshire, WA160AY

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

They are part of the Mindful Employer Group. By signing the Mindful Employer Charter, the Trust shows its commitment to improving the working lives of employees, highlighting that the Trust puts its principles into practice and demonstrates their commitment to their staff’s mental wellbeing.
My Team
My Team
Their Joint Staff Forum gives all employees the opportunity to talk openly about the Trust. A representative from each team and directorate is encouraged to attend. This year the Joint Staff Forum has worked very hard ensuring the ideas discussed are actioned and shared with the whole Trust.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice was their nominated charity of the year between 1st July 2016 and 30th June 2017. Over 12 months they raised just under £9,000, by running events including cake sales, pub quizzes, golf events, netball matches and dress down days.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • 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

  • Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    52% / 48%

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Regional Engagement

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