Our careers

Life at PCH

Our 650 strong workforce are central to us delivering our mission of a high-quality affordable home for everyone

Everyone has a role to play at Plymouth Community Homes (PCH). Our Strategic Business Plan sets out what we want to achieve and how we are going to make it happen, and each and every member of our staff works towards this. 

Our values are also really important to us because they help to guide how we get the results we want. We ask all our staff to live by those values when working for PCH - Care. Respect. Listen. Do the right thing.

"Plymouth Community Homes is a great place to work and an employer who cares about staff. A great team and a great place - doing the right thing for our residents."

Jay, Senior Communications Officer

Application guidance

All our vacancies are advertised online.

Each advert will describe how you need to apply.

If you are applying for one of our roles, please refer to the job description and the PCH Behavioural Framework on the advert. You will need to give examples of how you meet the essential and desirable experience, knowledge, skills and qualifications from the person specification.

The online system accepts applications up to 11.59pm on the closing day, unless stated otherwise.


Panel members will undertake the short-listing process which will be completed by the date provided in the advert. They will score your application against the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.

Guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants

If you have a disability and the panel agree that your application fulfils the essential criteria requirements identified in the person specification then you will be guaranteed an interview.

If you are a person with a disability and because of your impairment cannot fulfil certain criteria contained in the Person Specification, please ensure that you explain how you could meet the requirements in an alternative way, or with reasonable adjustments in your application.

Interview panels will consist of a minimum of two recruiting managers. Details of members will be provided to you with your invite to interview.

Interviews will be a series of competency based questions. You will be asked to provide examples of a time when you have demonstrated a skill in a specific situation of circumstance. To prepare, we recommend you re-read the job description as well as the information on our careers pages.

If the panel require you to give a presentation, you will be provided details in your interview invitation.

If you require any alterations, adaptations, alternatives or particular aids of equipment to make the interview process fully accessible, then you will be asked to let us know in advance of your interview date.

What to bring with you to interview

Documents showing your eligibility to work in the UK and original qualifications which are essential requirements for the role. This could also include your driving licence.

If you're successful at interview

The recruiting manager will contact you to offer you the role. You will then receive an offer letter. A number of pre-employment checks will be required prior to your commencement which will be outlined to you. It is recommended that you do not resign from your current position until a start date is confirmed with you.

If you're unsuccessful at interview

The recruiting manager will provide you with feedback and advise why you were unsuccessful on this occasion.

As well as evidence of your entitlement to work in the UK and qualifications to the role, our other checks include:

  • Occupational health check
  • References
  • DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) for applicable roles only

Gender pay gap

We are a social organisation and strive to build a team which is representative of the communities and customers we serve. Our initial gender pay results are good but clearly there is more to be done and we are on to it!

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Disability Confident Leader

We are proud to say that we are a disability confident leader. This means that we have been recognised as going the extra mile to make sure that disabled people get a fair chance.

PCH is committed to getting the right people for its business and striving to keep and develop them as employees.

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