Who we are and what we do
Southern Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in the UK and has a well-established reputation as a successful business with social objectives. The Group provides a a range of homes for people in housing need, including social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sales.
We exist to provide homes for more than 72,000 customers in over 28,500 homes, making lives better and investing in communities. With around 1,000 employees, we’re an organisation that’s growing.
We are a member of the G15, which represents London's largest housing associations. The G15 houses one in ten Londoners and builds a quarter of London's new homes.
Southern Housing Group won the “Housing Association of the Year” award at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018. The Group also won the award for “2018 Best Large Development” at the National Housing Awards for our development at Bow River Village in London.
Why work for us
What we do – We're a charitable business with social objectives, and customer service is at the heart of our business. We're proud of our reputation as a financially strong, stable, and independent housing provider. Every penny we make is reinvested in new homes, improving our services, and helping transform people’s lives.
What we offer – We offer career progression, competitive salaries, and excellent benefits. We support and train our staff to excel as they develop their careers.
Diversity & Inclusion – Southern Housing Group is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to employ a workforce which reflects the diverse community at large. Please note that in order to be considered for these opportunities you must have the right to work in the UK. Our roles may require travel between our various offices.
Values – We are a value led organisation, and our principles resonate throughout the heartbeat of the company. Our values are Working Together, Getting Things Done and Doing the Right Thing.
Rewards and benefits
Pay and rewards – We've recently reviewed our salary structure, both internally and in comparison to the external market and the rest of the housing sector, to help us ensure our salary structure is competitive and helps us attract the best candidates.
Benefits – We want to help you achieve a happy work-life balance. This is what we offer:
- Great holidays – Up to 26 days, plus public holidays
- The chance to buy extra leave and discount cards
- £250 in vouchers via our employee referral scheme
- Three times basic salary life cover
- A benefits programme offered by a BUPA Employee Assistance Plan
- A generous pension scheme. We will pay a maximum of 9% if an employee contributes 6% or more in to your chosen pension plan
Flexible working – We offer the following choices under our flexibility policy:
- Annualised hours
- Term time only working
- Compressed hours
- Career breaks
- Flexitime and opportunities to work from home
Staff awards – Every year, we organise a long service award ceremony celebrating colleagues who’ve been with us for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years.
We also regularly recognise and reward colleagues who provide excellent service to our customers and internally.
Cycle2Work – The Cycle2Work scheme allows you to purchase a bicycle and equipment (up to the value of £1,000) tax and VAT free.
Travel season ticket loan – You can apply for a travel season ticket loan where we buy your season ticket up front and you pay us back, interest free.
Discounted gym membership – Employee discounts are available at various gyms close to our offices.