Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Registered Social Landlord
  • Website:
    http://www.ych.org.uk
  • UK locations:
    Yorkshire & Humber
  • Contact
    • Brook House, 4 Gladstone Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7BH

About Yorkshire Coast Homes


What is it like to work for Yorkshire Coast Homes

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
YCH’ commitment to employee development is reflected in the amount of budget allocated to a variety of learning and development activities. Over £280,000 is allocated to professional training, ad hoc training, management development and conferences. Some 707 days were invested in training for the last financial year ranging from ad hoc one day events to degree and master level studies.   YCH is in the middle of a 3 year leadership and management training programme which on completion will have seen 48 senior officers and managers attend. The programme modules support the manager’s competency framework which aims to align the performance of managers across the company.  HR take responsibility for arranging and promoting learning events on a corporate level (i.e. Health and Safety, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion). All training events are evaluated and reported to HR Committee on an annual basis. YCH try to employ a variety of learning methods to be able to engage as many people as possible. The most popular has been the delivery of EDI training by a theatre company. 
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
In June this year YCH took part in a #ChallengeYCH scheme. In support of the charity, Mencap, a 5 day challenge of soil clearing, wall mending, tree cutting, fence erecting and flagstone laying commenced to create a new area for the children and adults who use the centre. Over 30 staff were involved at some stage of the project often working way beyond their contracted hours to ensure the challenge was successfully completed. Mencap have congratulated YCH on having improved the lives of those who attend the centre. The YCH Sports Bursary Scheme has been launched this year to provide funding support for people within our communities who may be excluded from sporting activities for reasons of cost. Potential beneficiaries may include individuals who are wishing to engage in a sporting activity for the first time, or those who are already established within their sport but are hoping to progress to a higher level. The objective of the Bursary Scheme is to provide support to those who are prevented from achieving these objectives, due to their personal financial limitations. Most recently a member of staff has asked members of YCH to support the charity, Young Epilepsy. The staff member has a personal connection to the charity and his request has been fully embraced by the CEO who is personally promoting the work of the charity and selling the charities goods to raise funds. The CEO has selected this this charity for his next marathon.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The company have developed our Apprentice Strategy for 2015/16 to the extent that they now employ 26 Apprentices in a variety of areas.  The office apprentices are appointed, mentored and managed by Senior HR Advisor who lead on regular Apprentice Huddles and lunches (paid for by the Company).  They reward the progress and efforts of  Apprentices in the Annual Staff Conference with an “Apprentice of the Year” category. Office based apprentices attend a team building event at the end of their Apprenticeships giving them the opportunity to present what they have learnt to LT. Proactively promote and celebrate National Apprentice Week. Apprentices access the same employee benefits and % annual pay increase as all other staff. All Apprentices receive a lump sum payment in May each year under the Performance Related Pay Scheme. In 2014/15 this resulted in a payment of £188 in May’s payslip. Two of their Apprentices have taken a lead role in the organisational video which will be aired at our annual conference in November and circulated on various social media sites. At the beginning of their placement with YCH they issue each office based Apprentice with an iPad, giving no instruction on what to use it for. Throughout the year they collate information from Apprentices on how they used the technology to the benefit of the company and to them personally.

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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

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    214

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Male : Female:

    54% / 46%

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