Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social housing management company
  • Year established:
    2005
  • Website:
    http://www.wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Chiilington Fields Industrial Estate, Hickman Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV1 2BY

About Wolverhampton Homes


Wolverhampton Homes are a social housing management company that manages and looks after around 23,000 homes on behalf of the City of Wolverhampton Council.

They’re an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO), which was setup in 2005, and they are currently led by Chief Executive Shaun Aldis following the retirement of Lesley Roberts in 2017.

The company hosts a ‘Talktimes’ event twice a year, which gives staff members the chance to hear about what’s going on at Wolverhampton Homes directly from the chief executive and directors. It also gives employees an opportunity to meet other colleagues, ask questions and make suggestions for improvements to services and employment issues.

Wolverhampton Homes also runs their ‘Proud to be Me Network’ that is made up of LGBT and straight colleagues. They work together to make Wolverhampton Homes a gay-friendly place to work. It has become the most successful staff network the company has had.


What is it like to work for Wolverhampton Homes

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
They deliver an ASPIRE programme for upcoming and aspiring managers. More than 120 members of staff have completed the two-year course so far. They have apprentices who left school with no qualifications who are now gaining recognised qualifications thanks to their training programmes.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They offer reduced working hours for 13 weeks when mums return to work, and managers are encouraged to work with their staff to see what arrangements work best for them. They also offer five days maternity support in the lead up to the birth.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
One of their biggest successes in 2017 was their annual staff volunteering project. More than 100 members of staff – from the senior directors to bricklayers - took part, helping to transform a derelict piece of land into a community allotment.

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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 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

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    10

  • Average Age:

    47

  • Staff Turnover:

    6%

  • Staff:

    659

  • Male : Female:

    67% / 33%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    7%

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