We pay competitive salaries for all roles across the company. Rates of pay are at a fixed rate for each role and have been benchmarked by an external third party.
Each year, we review annual salary increases in line with Retail Price Index (RPI) and subject to Business Plan constraints and Board review.
Every employee of PCH has access to ‘Jannet’, our online platform which offers a range of discounts across national retailers including Tesco, Currys, Vue Cinema. Michael Kors and more. There’s a discount for everyone, no matter your need!
We’ve teamed up with the Civil Service Sports Club (CSSC) so our staff can access a variety of benefits for a small monthly membership fee. This includes local and national offers on family days out, discount cinema tickets and more. Full details can be found on the CSSC website.
We offer a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme to all new employees under the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS). We believe that we should all make adequate provision for our futures, so when you contribute to your pension, we also make a generous contribution.
As part of this, you will also receive a death in service benefit of three times your salary.
Holiday and extended leave
We want you to have a good work-life balance and our holiday entitlement reflects this.
Leave allowance starts at 25 days per year and increases with service to a maximum of 30 days, as well as entitlement to bank holidays.
Once a year, you’ll also have the option to buy or sell up to an extra week’s holiday, spreading this cost over 12 months.
Health and overall wellbeing
We offer our staff the opportunity to sign up for a private healthcare scheme through Westfield Healthcare. The scheme allows staff to access many healthcare benefits such as optical & dental care for a fee per month.
Company Sick Pay
We are all affected by illness from time to time which can affect our ability to work. On completion of probation and dependent on length of service, we have a generous company sick pay up to 4 months full and 4 months half.
24 hour employee assistance
We provide a 24hour employee advice, information and counselling service helpline to employees and families living at the same address. The service is free to access whenever needed. Advisers can talk through issues such as debt concerns, stress or relationships.
Mental Health First Aiders
We recognise that employees may suffer from both poor physical and mental health. We encourage our staff to raise any concerns they may have and to ensure they are supported within the workplace. We have a safe space at our head office, Plumer House, where anyone can take five minutes out and chat with one of our Mental Health First Aiders if they are struggling.
Onsite gym and cycle to work
We offer access to an onsite, fully equipped gym.
We recognise that some employees want to cycle to work to increase their activity levels or for more environmentally friendly reasons. With this in mind, we offer the Government's Cycle to Work Scheme which provides interest free loans on a cycling bike and safety accessories.
Hybrid and flexible working
We recognise that for some individuals, hybrid working is a significant benefit and is a positive factor in staff wellbeing. Where hybrid working is suitable for both the individual and job role, individuals work from their work base for two or three days a week and from their own home for the remainder of their working week.
We offer flexi hours for most of our roles within PCH. This means that you take advantage of earlier start and finish times to work around your commitments and lifestyle choices. The scheme allows you to take up to 13 additional days leave each year.
*for eligible roles.
We are family friendly
Maternity leave and pay
We offer an enhanced Occupational Maternity Pay (OMP) which goes above statutory entitlement.
Support for families
We also offer enhanced occupational Paternity Pay and shared parental leave as well as parental and dependants leave.
Emergency time off
In the event of an injury or critical illness of a member of your close family, employees are entitled to take up to three days paid leave after two days annual leave has been used.
We also provide up to five days paid bereavement leave.