Here at CCHA, our people are our greatest asset. We want everybody to experience a rewarding career and love where they work. Our benefits are our commitments to make sure this happens.
Support and Sick Pay
We want to support you when you’re not well enough to be in work. Our sickness policy has been designed to support you physically, mentally and financially.
We’re committed to having regular conversations with you about your health and wellbeing. When you need us, we’ll meet with you to understand what adjustments are needed to support you to fulfil your role, to the best of your ability.
Our health plan makes sure you have access to and can afford to stay healthy through dental treatments, visits to the optician, complementary therapies and much more. Level 1 cover is on us. For more information, visit the Simply Health website
At some point in our lives we may experience illness or injury that impacts us long term and meets the definition of disability. Should this happen whilst working for us, we’ll explore supporting you through our income protection plan. This is designed to support salary continuation for staff who may be absent due to illness or injury long term.
Through Canada Life – WeCare we offer access to a GP’s second opinion, specialist counselling, and many other services for for employees and their households.
Wellness Room / Multi-Faith Room
If you need some quiet time in a homely environment, our wellness room provides a haven for our people. We provide the comfiest sofa along with a light therapy lamp and all the touches that make this space the perfect area to focus on your wellness.
We’re proud of our diverse workforce and want everyone to feel comfortable bringing their full-selves to work. Our multi-faith room is there for you to pray, reflect, meditate and find quiet.
When you start with us you’ll receive an enhanced annual leave entitlement above the statutory minimum.
You’ll also receive an extra days leave to celebrate religious festivals or something dear to you, as part of our Equality Group pledges.
And we celebrate every full year you work for CCHA by adding an additional day of holiday up to a maximum of 5 days.
- How does this work?
Ali works 35 hours a week which gives them 26 annual leave days per year, which includes the celebration day (and they’ll get bank holidays on top.) Ali will also get an additional day added for each year they work here, up to a max of 5 days.
- Buying Extra Days
Sometimes you may need a little more time off. If you do, you can buy up to an extra week of leave for the following year.
We appreciate having the right work-life balance improves health and wellbeing.
Working flexibly can involve temporary and permanent arrangements and can apply to working hours, patterns and location.
Balancing the needs of our customers and your team with your own needs is the key to finding the right flexible working solution for all.
We invest in you and we have a dedicated training budget to help you build your skills for you to be the best you can be, in your role and career.
We offer a variety of development opportunities such as learning solutions, qualifications and internal secondments. We encourage our people to be part of building our future through getting involved in various projects.
We cover the cost of professional memberships needed for your role.
Electric Pool Cars
You can use one of our electric cars to get around the city and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions. You’ll be able to book out a car to get you out and about, in your role, if you’re meeting with tenants or off to a community event.
Electric Charging Points
Do you have your own electric car or electric bike? You can use our free electric charging points at our head office.
Cycle to Work Scheme
Did you know, a member of staff who cycles 4 miles to work reduces their annual carbon emissions by half a tonne?
You can benefit from tax relief by sacrificing part of your salary to join the Cycle to Work scheme. This Government backed initiative allows you to buy a bike and/or cycling accessories, up to the value of £2000!
Starting a family is a special time which is why we support you through our enhanced policy. After being with us for 6 months, you’ll receive full pay for 20 weeks and half pay for 19 weeks.
Bereavement is a difficult time, we care. We’ll be there for you if you need us and we provide options for you to take the time you need.
It’s important we all plan for our futures. We auto-enroll you into our Defined Contribution pension scheme through the Pensions Trust. We’ll always contribute a minimum of 5% into your future savings plan (you’ll contribute a minimum of 4%).
Your voice is important to us and we have a variety of groups for you to get involved in and make lasting changes to CCHA #OneTeam. Our groups get involved in shaping policies, procedures, and how we do, what we do.