Without great people, GCH cannot deliver the highly valued services we provide to our tenants. Our employees are the heartbeat of the organisation and bring our successes.
We are pleased to be ranked as the 40th best employer in the Sunday Times Top 100 Non-profit organisations as well as the 38th best company to work for in the South West and the 11th best Housing Association.
We want our teams to be innovative and creative with passion and determination.
Our customers are many and varied: whether it’s young people needing their first home, couples getting on the property ladder, older people needing a safe place to reside or people with special needs who need help to live independently. GCH is there for all of them. That’s why we’re looking for people who care as much as we do about delivering customer focused services.
We are proud of what we have achieved recently and endeavour to continue to provide excellent services to all our customers.
All of our current job opportunities are listed on our Vacancies Page and applications are accepted online only. You are, of course, welcome to contact us using this link for further information about a specific position, or if you want to chat about working for GCH in general.
We aim to reduce unnecessary paperwork where we can and, for this reason, we no longer accept paper applications. However, if this causes you difficulties in applying for our positions, please contact us using this link to discuss how we may be able to help.
If you are interested in working for GCH please register with us using this link and keep checking our website for all new opportunities that arise. We accept speculative CVs which we review and add to our Talent pool.
As soon as the closing date of a job has passed, we will review the applications received, draw up a shortlist of candidates to interview and contact them with the interview date, time, location and format. All applicants will be notified on the outcome of their application.
The selection process could take different forms and may include a practical assessment, presentation, psychometric test or a second interview. You may also be required to provide copies of professional certificates.
If successful, you will be contacted with a verbal offer and to discuss terms and conditions and a start date. We will follow this with a formal offer letter, contract and ‘new starter pack’ by post or email. References will also be taken up.
As soon as the position has been accepted, all unsuccessful candidates will be notified.
Before attending the Best Companies Award Ceremony our staff shared the reasons why they enjoy working for GCH.
We are based in Gloucester City Centre and our modern office is next to Gloucester Train Station. We offer a number of staff benefits including:
We offer a Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) where employees contribute 5% of their monthly salary and we will double the contribution.
At GCH, we recognise that it is important for you to keep a balance between your personal and working life. To support this balance, we have developed a number of work-life balance initiative.
We understand the importance of sustaining physical and mental wellbeing and offer staff a variety of ways to retain the balance throughout the year.
GCH are committed to developing and training our employees to become the best and provide a range of professional and technical qualifications to meet our core business objectives.
We believe that everyone who works for GCH has the ability to achieve excellence therefore offer a staff development process. This is focused on individual development needs to plan on and off the job training.
From day one you will take part in a comprehensive induction, part of which is tailored to your individual job role. Your induction will also allow you to see the bigger picture at GCH and how we collectively provide such a great service to our customers.
We also encourage study for professional qualifications such as degrees, HNCs and HNDs. You can choose to attend college or university part-time, or opt for distance learning to study in your own time, at your own pace, for example at the Chartered Institute of Housing. We will also pay for one professional subscription related to your role.
Successful organisations recognise how important their people are to the success of the business. At GCH, we believe that by understanding our similarities and differences we can create a modern and dynamic organisation.
We achieve this by:
We are committed to delivering excellent services to the communities we work in and at the centre of this, is the diversity of our people, our housing and our services
We are very proud of our achievements and awards. We are accredited as the 40th best company to work for in the Times Top 100 Not-for-profit employers list as well as the 38th best employer in the South West and the 11th best Housing Association 2020. For more information visit our Accreditations Page.
At GCH, we value our staff and make opportunities for staff to get involved in enjoyable, rewarding and fun activities outside of core job roles. Below are a few examples…