Benefits, recognition and pay
We offer employees a range of core, flexible and voluntary benefits to say 'Thank You' for all your hard work and choosing us as your employer.
Check out our comprehensive and generous pay, reward and benefits package.
You'll get a generous 27 days annual leave in addition to your eight bank holidays. You'll also be able to carry over a maximum of five days into the New Year which you can use up to the end of June.
You'll be rewarded with an additional day of annual leave for every year of service up to five years, as well as one extra day annual leave for a non-sickness absence in a calendar year.
Buy and sell
As an organisation we want our employees to be able to accommodate for unexpected annual leave as well as unneeded annual leave, which is why you'll be able to buy and sell up to five days of annual leave each year.
We organise a variety of activities through our giving something back scheme that colleagues can get involved in, from fundraising, supporting local initiatives or helping our residents. If your on a permanent contract or a contract with six months or more, you'll receive 14 hours paid time off a year for volunteering activities.
Pay and bonus
We offer a competitive pay package for all employees at Network Homes and regularly benchmark our salaries against our sector and other sectors to ensure we reward staff fairly for the work they do.
Parental leave pay
We offer an enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay during your parental leave in addition to statutory entitlements.
Give as you earn (GAYE)
A flexible and tax-effective way for employees to donate to causes that matter to them the most via our payroll.
We offer a variety of bonuses at Network Homes including:
- Long service award - we honour our employees who have been with us for a milestone number of years with a bonus starting from 10 years of service and every five years thereafter.
- Merit award - we aim to reward excellence of our employees with a merit payment for an outstanding piece or work, teamwork, or customer service.
- Recruitment referral - we are always looking for the best talent available to work at Network Homes, which is why we offer a bonus for helping us find a great new member of the organisation.
- Land finding fee - we're always looking for new land which we could use to deliver affordable housing. So if you recommend a piece of land that we end up developing, you'll get a reward payment as a 'thank you'.
- Tenancy Fraud Rewards - You can help us tackle tenancy fraud by reporting any suspected tenancy fraud that leads to successful recovery of our social housing property.
Our pension scheme of choice is the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS DC), which is administered by The Pensions Trust (TPT). The scheme is a defined contribution which means as an employee you can choose the percentage you pay into your pension. We offer all new employees the choice of a salary sacrifice option or a non-salary sacrifice option. Employee contributions is set to a minimum percentage of 4% of your pensionable monthly pay, however you can choose to save much more than the minimum. We will match your contribution up to a maximum of 10% of your pensionable pay. .
We are a smart agile organisation and we offer flexibility in the way that you work.
We encourage employees to work flexibly, through our enhanced modern devices such as laptops and tablets. Working flexibly could involve working remotely or ad-hoc home working. You'll still be expected to attend your office occasionally for meetings, training and corporate events.
You can also make a formal request for flexible, home or part-time working patterns.
Interest free loan schemes
Season ticket loan
We offer employees an interest-free annual season ticket loan to cover the cost of public travel. The loan is repaid over a 10-month period via payroll deductions.
Cycle to work loan
We're part of the government initiative to push low CO2 emissions. Employees can take advantage of a interest free loan to purchase a bike and accessories through the Cyclescheme website. You'll have a value up to £2,000 including VAT for the purchase, which is then reclaimed over a 12-month period via salary sacrifice scheme through payroll. Some of our employees even used this to buy a new bike to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for St Mungo's!
Rental deposit loan scheme
We're aware of the challenge’s employees face in securing accommodation in London. To support employees to meet the cost of renting accommodation in London, we provide an interest free rental deposit loan scheme to help you secure a rental accommodation. The loan will be capped at your net monthly pay and deducted across 10-month period via payroll deductions.
We are committed to providing all our employees with the best in-house training and development opportunities, we want our colleagues to be able to learn and grow with us. We also offer a professional grant scheme where you can apply for part of your professional course fees to be paid. We also allow five days of study leave if you’re taking a professional qualification and cover the cost of one set of professional fees each year.
You can find out more about our staff development below.
Health and wellbeing benefits
We know that having a good mental and physical wellbeing helps you to perform better and have a better work life balance. That's why we offer free initiatives to support healthy minds and healthy bodies such as:
- Healthy eating support
- Book club
- And more!
We've even been known to organise a charity five a side football tournament or take part in a fun rounders match!
If you'll be based at a PC, Laptop or Visual Display Screen (VDU) for more than 50% of your average working day, you can claim the cost of your eye test back, as long as you're eligible.
Employee Assistance Programme
Sometimes things can happen in our personal lives that can cause us stress or worry and may have an impact on our working life too. So we offer a free Employee Assistance Programme that provides you with unlimited access to a 24-hour telephone helpdesk for support, discussion and counselling from your first day of employment.
The EAP offers advice on a range of issues such as financial issues, consumer problems, relationship advice, stress and substance abuse. The helpline is completely confidential and independent of Network Homes.
Perkbox and other discounts
We offer all Network Homes colleagues access to Perkbox where you can access more than a hundred rewards and discounts. Perkbox discounts cover restaurants, cinemas, gym membership, high street shopping and more.
London Design Outlet
Network Homes colleagues can enjoy the discounts and perks of the London Design Outlet’s privilege card at Wembley’s London Designer Outlet.
Costco Wholesale Membership
Costco Wholesale is now amongst our employee benefits. Network Homes is an approved Costco Wholesale employer, which means Network Homes employees can sign up for their annual membership card.
I love the benefits we get at Network Homes and use the Perkbox app all the time! I get cheaper cinema tickets any day of the week. I got access to the first class lounge in Delhi airport with free champagne, and that was with Perkbox. Nearly missed my flight though! Yoga and mindfulness help me to de-stress and feel great!Charlotte Blackburn, Senior Communications Manager (Building Safety)