Benefits

Benefits and Rewards vary but will include:

Pension

The Company operates a contributory Pension Scheme. The present pension scheme provider is the Social Housing Pension Scheme, Defined Contribution (SHPS DC). If employees meet the eligibility criteria, the scheme operates on an auto-enrolment basis. This means that employees will automatically become members of the scheme after completing 3 months employment. If employees do not meet the eligibility criteria they are still eligible to join the scheme on request.

Life Assurance is available through the pension scheme

Cash Plan

Employees are eligible to join the Company’s cash plan upon successful completion of their probationary period. The premium cost is met by NDH and up to 5 children may be included on the policy. Employees may extend the cover to partners. If you join the scheme you will have to pay tax based on the cost of the premium. The scheme is currently with WPA. The Company reserves the right to review this scheme.

Maternity Leave, Shared Parental Leave, Adoption Leave, Paternity Leave

Enhanced Company pay for Maternity, Adoption, Paternity and Shared Parental Leave.

Cycle Scheme

Tax efficient cycle to work programme

Annual Leave

Entitlement to paid holiday is 27 working days each holiday year running from 1 April to 31 March, plus bank holidays with pay.  Leave is pro-rata for part time staff.

Events

Annual Christmas party.

Hours of Work and Flexi-time

The Company operates a Flexi-time system with a normal working week being 37 hours. Whilst the Company operates a core hours system of between 10:00 and 12:00 and 14:00 and 16:00, the times you work are at the sole discretion of your manager.

The Company expects you to be flexible and during the course of your employment, business demands may dictate that you work additional hours.

A maximum of 8 hours flexi-time may be carried over as a credit or 4 hours as a debit at the end of each calendar month. Employees may take a maximum of 6 flexi days in any given year (from 1 April to 31 March).

Overtime is paid at a time and a half and may only be claimed with the advance approval of a Director. Flexi credits may not be accrued for the period which overtime is paid.

Flexi-time for Multi-|Skilled Operatives and apprentices will be agreed with your line manager.

Absence

Upon successful completion of a probationary period and in accordance with North Devon Homes’ Statutory and Company Sickness Policy, employees are entitled to paid sick leave, details of which are set out in the Employee Handbook.

Relocation Expenses

Fair compensation for the costs and disruption associated with relocation is provided and the exact amount of assistance and terms are flexible and will be agreed as part of the overall remuneration package

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

This is a free and confidential service provided by an external supplier that has been designed to provide employees with advice and support on a broad range of matters from financial and legal advice to counselling.  All employees and their immediate families are eligible from the first day of employment. 

Trade Union Membership

North Devon Homes supports the principle of solving industrial relation issues by discussion and agreement.  Trade Unions are recognised and employees have the right to join and take part in their activities.

Learning & Development

North Devon Homes is committed to the ongoing learning and development of all its employees and every employee has a personal development plan to follow.

The cost of training requested by the Company will be met by the Company.