Why work for Hafan Cymru?
Hafan Cymru is a charitable housing association that provides housing and support to men, women, their children and young people across Wales. We primarily work with those escaping domestic abuse, helping them regain their independence. Therefore, we are committed and passionate about saving lives.
Since its inception in 1989, Hafan Cymru, has grown from strength to strength, and currently has over 160 staff delivering a range of services across 16 of the 22 Local Authorities in Wales
Benefits for working for Hafan Cymru include:
Eligible employees can join our auto enrolment pension scheme run by Standard Life.
Enhanced Annual Leave
We have a generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service. In addition to this we offer 8 Bank Holidays plus an additional ‘Hafan Cymru’ day which can be taken over the Christmas / New Year break.
Living Wage employer
Hafan Cymru is committed to being a living wage employer and pays no less than the living wage to staff employed directly by us.
Monthly e-bulletin updates from around the regions keeps employees informed of what other teams are up to. We also have regular Joint Partnership Forum meetings where employee representatives take any concerns or ideas to the Senior Management Team for discussion.
We offer Childcare Vouchers to eligible employees. We can pay staff up to £243 per month from their salary as vouchers before Tax and National insurance contributions.
Hafan Cymru has been awarded the disability symbol employer status and is committed to meeting the disability symbol criteria.
Learning and Development
Hafan Cymru is committed to professional development and we ensure all staff have access to all the correct training in order to perform their duties. In addition employees participate in an OCN qualification and gain credits towards their own professional development.
Investors in People
Hafan Cymru has achieved the Investors in People Standard and is constantly working to enhance personal development for its employees.
Employee development reviews
Regular meetings with their line managers ensures all employees are able to discuss their development and any concerns they may have with their workload.
We also have Annual Appraisals where employees are able to gain feedback on their performance and identify any learning and development opportunities.
Health and Well Being
BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
24 hour confidential support is available for employees, their spouse or partner and any children over the age of 16 living at home with them. The programme can offer advice for emotional and practical concerns as well as childcare issues and health advice.
Occupational Sick Pay
More generous than Statutory Sick Pay, our Occupational Sick Pay increases with length of service.
Eye care vouchers are available to cover the cost of an eye test and, if necessary, a contribution towards any spectacles required for VDU use.