Meet our people

It’s our people who make life at Home Group what it is.

We’d like you to meet a few of them, so they can tell you in their own words what it’s really like to work here.
  • Leanne - care and support administrator

    • “I started my career at Home Group as an apprentice at our head office and loved every minute of it, previously I had worked in various bar jobs, factories and chip shops and never thought I would leave but after getting into a discussion with my 6 year old son at the time I realised I needed to lead by example and that gave me the push I needed to get myself a ‘career’.

      "Since starting as an apprentice I have never looked back, I was only an apprentice for 7 months before gaining a full time permanent position as an administrator.

      "Within my role includes general office tasks such as covering reception, recruitment, DBS, co-ordinating volunteering events, and so much more.

      "The aim of my role is being able to deliver a centralised core admin service and support the area management teams arranging client satisfaction and assessor assessments.

      "As well as my day job, I am a Values ambassador and they have supported me in completion of a Level 2 and Level 3 in Business Administration.

      "Before staring my career I had no ambition or goals – now I would like to progress to a manager’s position. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner.”
  • Marc - support coordinator

    • "My role involves assessing potential clients for our young people’s service and working with them if successful to develop a personalised support plan.

      "Their goals agreed upon during this process enable us to identify how the service can help in getting the client prepared to move on into a permanent tenancy of their own.

      "I work closely with clients on a daily basis to support them in achieving this goal with the help of all the fantastic staff at the service who provide excellent support and training to a very vulnerable client group.

      I started working for Home Group through an agency and I was really impressed as I went from site to site and met such a variety of people from all walks of life who had nothing but good things to say about working for Home Group.

      "What also made a strong impression when talking to my colleagues was how many people had progressed within the company in a short space of time.

      "With options such as the Leadership Pathways programme and all the new sites opening up around the area Homegroup really feels like a company that wants to invest in itself and its staff."
  • Melanie - support officer, Bail and Accomodation Support Service

    • “No two days as a Support Officer are the same, we accept offenders from courts who have been granted bail with no accommodation to return to or after they have been released which requires them as part of their licence conditions.

      "As part of the role, I ensure they are in receipt of the correct benefits, support in terms of housing such as food parcels and support upholding their bail conditions or licence conditions.

      "Also as part of my role, I work closely with the probation service and the offender to integrate them back into society allocating the support they need to minimise re-offending.”
  • Michael - support worker

    • “After 20 years in retail I wanted a change primarily so I could give something back. My role involves supporting clients with day to day tasks and helping them live fulfilling lives support by their 'my way forward' plan.

      "My induction with Home Group was excellent. I received a mixture of theory and on the job training.

      "I have a clear development plan and I am hoping to progress within Home Group to support coordinator.

      "I can honestly say I have never felt such job satisfaction the way I do in my role.”
  • Stacey - client services manager

    • “I have worked for Home Group since February 2010 and have been lucky enough to have some great progression opportunities since starting 5 years ago as a support worker.

      "There I was able to develop my knowledge and skills in policy, and issues affecting young people at risk of homelessness and how to effectively support them.

      "I was encouraged by the business contracts manager and client service manager, to apply for a secondment back to my original team but as the client service manager, and to my surprise and delight I was successful.

      "I have held this role for 1 year now and have recently been successful in a permanent opportunity in the managers role and I could not be happier.
       
      "Home Group has given me some amazing opportunities and allowed me to develop in a way I never though could be possible."