Staff Benefits

Excellent rewards for employees

Our employees are our greatest assets and are central to the success of Stockport Homes Group and we offer a range of companywide and staff benefits to reflect this. Our reward package includes both cash and non-cash benefits. It is important to us that the package of benefits we offer our employees represents what our employees value.

Company Benefits

Financial Benefits

All employees are encouraged to join the contributory pension scheme and take advantage of the generous benefits the scheme offers.

We provide you with access to a wide range of retail discounts. These provide you with real savings on everyday food, shopping and to support your lifestyle.

Our Medicash plan allows you to claim back a proportion of the cost of everyday healthcare and medical expenses including dental and optical costs. You can upgrade your cover to include your family by paying additional contribution.

Excellent Employer

You can volunteer and spend up to four hours per month, within working hours, undertaking voluntary and community based activities such as supporting local charities, schools or community groups.

We allocate £55 every other year towards team development activities and away days. The following year you are able and encouraged to undertake voluntary or community based team building activities with your colleagues.

Dependant on eligibility employees can gain access to the lease car scheme, with a contribution from Stockport Homes Group of up to £1,800 dependant on the vehicles Co2 emissions.

We reward and recognise the achievement and contribution of our talented and committed staff, who go above and beyond and are integral to our success. We celebrate staff who ‘go the extra mile’ and live our ‘ASPIRE’ values, by nominating them for ASPIRE Rewards, holding ASPIRE Days and our Annual ASPIRE Awards.

Work-life Balance

We provide a generous holiday entitlement of up to 30 days leave. Which is significantly above the minimum of 20 days. It is possible to increase this even further through 100% attendance and a reward for performance by the Board.

We provide an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to help you deal with every area of your life. This is a support service providing counselling, via telephone and face to face. It is confidential and available to you and your immediate family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are absent from work due to illness or injury we provide Occupational Health Services to help you back to work.

Your Health

A generous occupational sickness scheme is available to support all employees through periods of illness.

This allows you to access a bike through payroll free from tax and national insurance and is aimed at encouraging a healthier lifestyle as well as promoting a greener mode of transport.

Family

Occupational maternity, maternity support for fathers and adoption schemes are available subject to qualifying criteria. The occupational maternity and adoption scheme pays half a week’s pay for 12 weeks in addition to the statutory maternity / adoption rate. A maternity support payment of one week’s full pay is available for fathers, partners or carers of an expectant mother.

The Government closed the Childcare Vouchers scheme to new entrants on 4th October 2018. We continue to support existing members who are able to take advantage of tax and national insurance savings by purchasing Childcare vouchers of up to £243 per month through payroll.

We Care

Our holistic approach of physical, psychological and social wellbeing supports a happy and healthy workplace. We foster a healthy working environment and encourage our people to take advantage of benefits such as our Medicash Cash Plan and wellbeing activities including flu jabs, in-house holistic therapies, workplace massages and yoga classes, as well as a comprehensive package to support mental wellbeing.

Staff Benefits

Stockport Homes values all our employees and are passionate about developing and retaining our employees to deliver excellent services to our customers. We offer a number of opportunities to help equip our employees to transform lives.

Professional Qualifications

We support and fund individuals to undertake professional qualifications from Diplomas to Master Degrees. During study we fund professional membership, provide a book allowance and study leave to support assignment writing and assessment.

Learning and Development

We support all employees to grow and learn through the Grow approach and pathways from job specific development and certification to workshops, management development and recognised accredited programmes.

Flexible Working

We offer a number of initiatives, such as flexi-time, working from home, mobile working and working reduced or compressed hours, which can support staff to achieve a work life balance.