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Our staff

Somer

Somer Testamonial
Starting off as an apprentice at Soha boosted my confidence and knowledge helping me get to my current role as an officer.

Toby

Toby Testamonial
I 'm proud to work for an organisation that makes such a positive difference to its residents lives. Visiting our properties, I appreciate how a person’s life can change for the better in a short period of time.

Jude

Jude Testamonial
I enjoy every day at Soha. Tenants can become members making the big decisions about Soha’s future. This approach makes us a leading community HA and shows how we make a difference.

Harj

Harj Testamonial
Everyone here works as one big family. They all come together and help each other.

We know that attracting and retaining excellent employees is key to our success.  Our team is committed and enthusiastic about our work and we’re always looking for the right people to join us and really help make a difference. 

In return we’ll invest in you through great training and management, so you’ll have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to provide excellent customer service. 

In our 2019 staff survey, 99% of our employees said they are proud to work at Soha and 99% believe they contribute to our success.

In 2018 we became Living Wage Accredited.“Going for the Living Wage accreditation is all about making a public commitment to fair pay." Katie Legg HR Manager.

How do we keep this high level of passion and engagement from our staff?

  • We actively support their learning and development.
  • We offer a wide range of excellent benefits.
  • We’re committed to valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunities for all.

 

If you have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude and want to make a difference, take a look at our current vacancies (at the top of this page). 

Data Protection  - We recognise the need to protect your private information, please click on the link below to access Soha’s Privacy Notice. 

We know that we need a diverse workforce, with the right skills and understanding, who can work with our residents to achieve our goals.

That’s why equality and diversity drives our recruitment, development and retention policies and practice. 

  • We make sure our recruitment procedure doesn’t unfairly discriminate against anyone.
  • We collect and monitor recruitment data to make sure our practices are fair and reflect best practice.
  • We positively encourage people from under-represented groups to apply for our jobs, so we reflect the communities where we work.
  • We provide all employees with the training and development they need to fulfil their potential and to fully understand equality and diversity.

We’ll make sure you have the knowledge and skills to deliver an excellent service to our residents, stakeholders and colleagues. 

We’ll also encourage and support your development through effective talent management – making sure you reach your full potential.

When you join us, you’ll have:

  • a comprehensive induction
  • on the job training
  • regular 1-to-1s with your line manager
  • personal appraisals
  • support for your continuing professional development and/or professional qualifications
  • secondment opportunities

 

To make sure we attract and retain the right staff, we offer lots of benefits including: 

  • generous annual leave of up to 30 days, plus bank holidays
  • agile working
  • a pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • company Wide bonus scheme
  • ability to buy / sell up to a maximum of ten days extra annual leave a year
  • an employee assistance programme, including a free, confidential 24-hour helpline
  • sick pay after probation three months full pay and three months half pay
  • enhanced Maternity and Paternity
  • travel season loan - interest free loan from Soha to enable you to purchase an annual travel ticket (rail or bus) in advance
  • professional subscriptions – payment of one relevant professional subscription
  • study Leave – up to 5 days study time plus time off for exams
  • mileage allowance – 45p per mile
  • cycle to work scheme
  • pool cars, business mileage payments and free staff parking
  • annual staff conference, regular away days and an active social club
  • Soha also offer flexible benefits with options including;
  • personal Benefit Allowance - up to £500 cash per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • health Care Cashback Scheme
  • an Annual Health Check
  • up to two days additional annual leave

Go to the job you’re interested in and download the job description, equality and diversity monitoring form and recruitment pack.  Please note that a formal offer of employment will not be made until we have received two employment references, the appropriate medical clearance and a DBS check.

We also have some helpful hints for applicants (see FAQ below).

Contact our recruitment team                                                                                                                                      Email recruitment@soha.co.uk or leave a message on our recruitment line 01235 515 924 and we’ll call you back. 

Helpful hints for candidates

When you complete your application:

  • make sure you read carefully the advert and job description so you’ve got a clear idea of the main things we’re looking for.
  • make sure your relevant experience, and anything you want us to know about you, is included on your application. That way we can easily see how your skills match what we’re looking for.
  • remember – your skills are transferrable. You may not have done the job you’re applying for, but you may still have relevant skills, knowledge and experience from other jobs or from other aspects of your life.
  • make sure you fully complete the equality and diversity monitoring form so that we have all the information we need.

 
At the interview

Interviews can be nerve-wracking, but we want you to do well and we’ll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable..

  • When you’re answering a question, if you have a relevant real example, tell us about it.
  • If you have knowledge, skills or experience that you think are really important to the role, make sure you tell us.
  • Interviews are a two-way process. If you want to know more about the job or about Soha, please ask. It can help if you make a note of any questions you may have, before you arrive.
  • We guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for any of our vacancies. Please let us know if we can make any special arrangements to make your visit easier.
  • After the interview, if you’re not successful, we’ll write to you and let you know. You can also ask us for feedback by contacting the HR team.

Good luck with your application and thank you for your interest in working with us..

Contact Us

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Soha Housing
Royal Scot House
99 Station Road
Didcot
Oxfordshire
OX11 7NN

Phone

01235 515 900
0800 014 15 45

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