We asked several of our current colleagues about their experiences of working with the Herefordshire Housing Group. Here is what they said:
Nikki - Group Governance Manager
I joined Herefordshire Housing as a traditional PA supporting the senior management team and the board. As regulation and scrutiny became more intense for the company, and more focus was placed on the composition, skills and effectiveness of the board, I found my role rapidly changing too and I am now the Group Governance Manager. Herefordshire Housing Limited are great believers in training not only new colleagues but their existing team too. I was fortunate that they supported me with the relevant governance training to enable me to adapt to my new role. They see potential in individuals and encourage you to flourish and in addition to providing training, colleagues also act as mentors and coaches where they possibly can. I have been mentored by our Company Secretary which has given me additional governance skills. I would encourage anyone to apply for a role at HHL. I joined the company doing a job that has now grown into something almost unrecognisable to that first role and that gives me immense job satisfaction. It’s a fantastic organisation to work for and this is the reason why I am still here after all these years!
Mark. Facilities Maintenance Manager
I have worked for Herefordshire housing since stock transfer in 2002 and in this time I have seen many changes to the organisation and my own role. One of the big differences is the focus HHL have on their customers, the people of Herefordshire and developing and investing in the colleagues that work for the organisation. I started with the organisation as an Electrical & Gas Officer, through both internal and external training have now progressed through several different roles to the Facilities Maintenance Manager. When I started with the local authority as an electrician I never envisaged that my career would take so many different turns.I could not think of a better place for those who are open to change and willing to adapt and learn new skills. Herefordshire Housing invest in their colleagues, seeing and treating them as an asset.
Beverley. Wellbeing and Support Manager
I am the Wellbeing and Support Manager for the Independence Trust and I have worked for the orgaisation for over 12 years, originally as the Team Leader for the Drug and Alcohol Service. I love the fact that every day is different and brings me challenges. It has been inspirational working with clients who are determined to change their lives but just need the help and support to do it. I think the organisation has helped individuals to identify their skills and strengths and given them the confidence to make positive life changes. It has made me enormously proud to work for the HHL Group. I think as the world has changed and we are adapting well to it. We understand the concept of Total Wellbeing and I feel that this fits well with all areas of our work in particular our work Families and Communities.
My job is an electrician for the Facilities Management Team and my main duties includes carrying out electrical installation condition reports and monthly emergency lighting/ fire alarm checks in communal areas of our flats. I have worked for Herefordshire Housing since 2003, carrying out work for most teams including repairs,voids and installation work and have more recently started to check electrical certificates in the office and log the information onto the companies Keystone system. The work is always varied and there are always plenty of work for me to carry out. When training or updates in electrical regulations are required HHL source and provide me with the training to enable me to keep up to date.
Lisa. Reablement Co-ordinator
I began working for the Independence Trust just under a year ago as a Reablement Support Worker which I thoroughly enjoyed; learning, experiencing and gaining knowledge through provided relevant training and generally on a daily basis supporting different people with different tasks in their own homes. I have recently been successful in taking on a new role; as a Reablement Co-ordinator which is part of a promotion. I am really looking forward to working towards and setting future goals and achievements in my career and feel that my support worker role has enhanced my knowledge, skills, experience and understanding of the reablement service delivery and now I feel that moving into my new role I can demonstrate skills I currently hold and develop new skills to achieve more.