Working for us
EastendHomes was established in April 2005. We are a Registered Provider of Social Housing with the Homes & Communities Agency, are a non-profit organisation, and a registered charity. We own and manage more than 3,700 properties that span five estates in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The organisation’s aims are to achieve both housing and community regeneration across all our estates, namely Glamis, Holland, Island Gardens, Mile End East and St George's.
‘To provide a local housing service, which is efficient, gives value for money and meets the needs, priorities and aspirations of all residents’.
In order to meet these goals we need to recruit people with energy and commitment. People who enjoy new challenges, learning new skills, and working as part of a supportive and dedicated team.
EastendHomes is a modern and expanding organisation where teamwork goes hand in hand with the highest standards of professionalism.
We currently employ over 100 staff and a large number are based at our local housing centres.
We offer employment and development opportunities for both existing and prospective staff.
Whether your job involves working in a front-line housing position or developing community regeneration based projects at one of our housing centres you will play a key role in assisting us to achieve our key organisational goals and objectives.
You will be working in an environment where you will be encouraged to share your ideas and experiences and receive support from your colleagues. You will be recognised and rewarded for your hard work and initiative.
You will have the opportunity to develop and expand upon your current skills base and professional knowledge by accessing a wide range of internal and external training and development opportunities.
Equality and diversity
EastendHomes is committed to equal opportunities, both as an employer and as a provider of housing and community regeneration services.
We are opposed to all forms of direct and indirect discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religious beliefs, trade union membership, marital status, sexual orientation, social background, disability or age. We seek to broaden the concept of equal opportunity beyond the issues covered by law.
We recognise that our ability to meet the needs of our customers is greatly enhanced by having a diverse work force that has the relevant experience, skills and knowledge to achieve our service objectives. And wherever possible are representative of the community we serve.
We are committed to promote equality of opportunity within our workforce. We seek to adopt policies and procedures that will make sure individuals are selected, developed and treated equitably on the basis of the criteria relevant to job performance.
We are committed to finding the most qualified person to carry out any job advertised. Applicants are assessed on their suitability for the post and our selection criteria are monitored and reviewed regularly to make sure they are justifiable and non-discriminatory. EastendHomes is a Leader on the Disability Confident scheme.
EastendHomes provides 30 days paid annual leave per year in addition to 8 paid bank holidays.
Work Place Pension
New employees will automatically be enrolled into the Social Housing Pension Scheme (defined contributions).
The Scheme is administered through TPT Retirement Services.
EastendHomes offer a range of employee benefits including:
Health Care Scheme
Season Ticket Loan
Gym Membership subsidy
Other benefits include enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity entitlements, a generous sick pay scheme, paid special leave and flexible working practices.
Coffee, tea and water is also provided in all our offices.
Terms of employment
All new employees are required to complete a six-month probationary period before being confirmed in post.
Salaries are paid into a nominated bank or building society account of your choice on the last working day of each month.
Normal standard full time working hours are 35 hours per week.
The notice period varies according to post. The minimum period is four weeks and the maximum period is twelve weeks.
The application process
Please refer to the application pack associated with the post in which you are interested.
We will reimburse candidates for any reasonable costs incurred by travelling to and from interviews in excess of £10.
Any such costs must be agreed by HR prior to the travel taking place. Please note that you will need to provide us with original receipts in order to receive reimbursement.