Circa £40,000 per annum
Full Time (35 hours per week)
This opportunity is initially a fixed term post for 12 months with the potential to be extended.
Our client’s Organisation:
Our client has been around since 1973, and these days they house more than 20,000 people across the East Midlands. They manage over 9,500 homes, house more than 20,000 people and employ approximately 1,200 colleagues across the East Midlands. They’ve got an annual turnover that exceeds £80 million, and their properties are worth more than £500 million. They’re building new homes all the time – they work with 19 local authorities to build new affordable homes that meet the needs of people in their area. This includes homes for sale, rent, shared ownership and everything in between.
But it’s not just houses: they also provide care and support services all over their region. Their work covers mental health, learning disabilities, domestic violence, Asian elders, vulnerable young people, homelessness, teenage parents and older people, whether they need a place to live or support in their own home. They couldn’t do any of the above without their fantastic colleagues and they are now excited to be recruiting a Wellbeing Manager to join them on their journey to improve the wellbeing of their workforce.
Have they peaked your interest?
During the past year since the COVID-19 pandemic began their colleagues have been exceptional at adapting to a new way of working and continue to provide the best possible service for their customers and colleagues. They recognise that every colleagues’ situation is different, because of internal and external influences. Compounding factors can impact in some way, which may take a toll on mental and physical wellbeing over time. This is where you come in…
As their Wellbeing Manager, you will take a lead role in their approach to supporting the wellbeing of their workforce. You will develop and implement operational plans and initiatives to ensure colleague wellbeing is at the very heart and forefront of all that they do because they genuinely believe their colleagues are the backbone to their values-led organisation. You will work with the People team, Heads of Service and particularly members of their Workforce Wellbeing Project team to develop and deliver significant improvements to the way the business currently supports wellbeing; thus the ability to influence and build strong working relationships is key. You can make a real positive difference.
You will be committed to improving colleague motivation and performance by embedding and promoting health and wellbeing initiatives throughout the organisation so that colleagues have a healthy, productive and happy working life. You will ooze positivity and have great interpersonal skills, building trust and influencing managers to get the best out of their teams because every colleague’s wellbeing is a priority.
If you understand the benefits of effective colleague support and demonstrate empathy in relation to the diversity of their wonderful workforce, they can’t wait to hear from you.
They have some fantastic benefits which you can enjoy as a colleague, these include but aren't limited to:
- Career Development - They provide excellent in-house training to help you progress
- Healthcare - They want to help you look after yourself, so a health cash plan (up to £875) is in place to give you money back on all the basics e.g. opticians, dentist, physio, health screening etc.
- Annual Leave - They know everyone loves a holiday so they make sure you’ve got enough days with 36.5 days leave
- Pension - They’re not only interested in the here and now so they have a pension scheme with contributions matched by the business up to 7.5%
- Family-friendly policies - Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay for if you decide you want a family
- Discounts - Who doesn’t love a bargain? They have discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers
- Cycle to Work – You will have access to their approved cycle to work scheme; giving you the opportunity to buy a bike and accessories and saving tax contributions
- Employee Assistance Programme - Free access to employee Advice Line; offering a 24-hour confidential advice service to discuss work or home related concerns with professional advisors
As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and disabled candidates. As part of their LGBT + Allies Programme, they also welcome applications from members of the LGBT + community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace.
All successful candidates may be required to take an online ability assessment test prior to the interview and a presentation.
They recognise that their most valuable resource is their colleagues.
Colleagues wishing to apply for a secondment must get approval from their line manager in advance of their application to ensure that they can be released from their role.
They reserve the right to close the vacancy early if they receive sufficient interest.