Estuary Housing Association is committed to attracting and retaining high quality and self motivated staff. We strive to make a positive impact on our customers and local communities. To achieve this we need staff that feel valued, work together effectively and are committed to performing well. Improving the way we work and strengthening the organisation is therefore hugely important to achieving this.
We place great importance on the training and continual development of our employees. All of Estuary’s training opportunities are fully funded so are of great benefit to all of our employees.
Our training programme includes:
Estuary offers access to a strong and worthwhile pension scheme which all members of staff can join up to. The Social Housing Pension Scheme is administrated by the Pension Trust and is the leading UK scheme for people working in Social Housing. Currently with over 58,000 members .
The Mindful Employer symbol is displayed by employers who have signed the Mindful Employer Charter who wish to improve the working lives of their staff and willing to work towards better mental health practice. Being given the right to display the symbol means that we are committed to:
For more information visit Mindful Employer.
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The series "I Care..." focus mainly on the perception and image of the social care sector by promoting people who use services, the range of employers, different settings, job roles, training and development and career progression. This is designed to highlight work opportunities within social care and the tools available which include case studies and an interactive quiz which is designed for use in several ways. The quiz talks about the skills and attributes needed in the sector and also describes some of the situation staff may face in their job. We know some people come into this sector, fired up with enthusiasm for their new role, but sometimes they don't have a full understanding of what's required and leave very soon after. Each time a new member of staff is recruited into the social care sector it could cost as much as £3,500 to recruit and train that person, so the quiz should help applicants understand more about their role from the outset.
The quiz and other "I Care" information can be found at: http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/entry_to_social_care/Icare/I_Care.aspx
Last updated: 03 June 2014
Great employer that appreciates hard work and dedication. There are also plenty of opportunities to develop and learn new things - Rachel, Community Development Officer
In every department I work with the staff create a very focused & friendly environment - for me this makes Estuary a fantastic place to work. Dave, Network & I.T. Support Manager
I’ve worked here for 31 years and wouldn’t want to work anywhere else! – Joanne, PA to the Chief Executive