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Equality, diversity and inclusion

We want all colleagues and customers to feel they can be who they are, without any fear of prejudice, discrimination or injustice - we want everyone to be themselves and feel part of a great community, working together with a common purpose.

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We want you to be a unique part of something special

Great things happen when we can be ourselves at work.  We want all our colleagues to be who they truly are here, without any fear of prejudice, discrimination or injustice.  We value each and every colleague for who they are and the contribution that they bring for our customers.  Join us and be a unique part of our great community working together with a common purpose.

We have set ourselves aspirational targets to increase our diversity by 2025 and we’re committed to achieving these. Download our equality and diversity and inclusion policy summary statement to learn more.

You really matter to us. We invest in our colleagues and it shows...

Great Place to work

We're the 7th best place to work in the UK and the 4th best in the North East (super large category).

Great Place to Work for Women

We're the 4th best workplace for women (super large category).

Investor in People Platinum

We're one of only 2% of UK organisations who are an Investor In People Platinum for investing in and developing our colleagues.

National Apprenticeship Awards

Large Employer of the Year 2020 and 2019 National Apprenticeship Awards. And 80% of our apprentices go onto securing a role with us.

We're working hard shaping a diverse and inclusive future

Race at Work

We've signed the Business in the Community's Race at Work Charter.

Stonewall Top 100 Employer

We placed 18th in the 2020 Stonewall Top 100 Employers list making us the highest ranking housing association for two years in a row now.

Leadership 2025

75% of our senior leadership roles have had multicultural candidates shortlisted and 33% appointed.

Disability Confident Employer

We guarantee all candidates with a disability an interview where they have the skills and experience we're looking for.

HousePride

We’ve signed the HouseProud pledge as a social housing provider who is improving services for LGBT+ customers.

Mindful Employer

We work closely with Mind and are a Mindful Employer.

Armed Forces Covenant

We've signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are committed to supporting our forces and their families.

#WorkWithMe

We’ve signed the #WorkWithMe pledge as part of our work with disability equality charity Scope.

24housing Diversity Awards

We won leading LGBT+ organisation at the 24housing Diversity Awards 2019.

Women into Senior Leadership

32% of colleagues who have completed our recent Women into Senior Leadership Programme have already been appointed into leadership roles.

Role models

We continually develop our role models guides; sharing intersectional colleague and customer stories which celebrate diversity.

Nashayman

We’ve developed a leadership development programme, Nashayman, for our multicultural colleagues.

Our network groups and allies support you to be your best

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colleagues make up our Partners in Pride support network for our LGBT+ colleagues and colleague allies.

431

colleagues and allies form our multicultural network, sharing ideas, providing support, raising awareness and helping us challenge and influence an inclusive approach for BAME colleagues.

218

strong Women of Home Group network supports colleagues who identify as women, trans, non-binary, gender fluid and intersex.

192

colleagues make up our disAbility network.

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We're hiring

We're recruiting now, so check out our latest vacancies to find the perfect job for you.

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Brilliant work deserves brilliant rewards

From competitive salaries, to flexible working options, time off for volunteering to helping you reach your career goals...we’ve got you covered.

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Our apprenticeships are award winning

We were delighted to be named ‘Large Employer of the Year’ at the 2019 National Apprenticeship awards and 'Large North East Employer of the Year' in 2020. 

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Applying for a job with us

Let us take you through our application process. From CV and cover letter guidance to booking an interview slot, we're here to help.

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