Orwell Housing Association

Ipswich and Lowestoft

About us

We provide a diverse range of services including care and support (older persons, those at risk of homelessness, women and their children fleeing domestic abuse and people with learning disabilities), housing management, property development and estate services.

Here at Orwell we embrace diversity in all that we do. Due to our diverse community,  we are committed to making sure we hire employees from all backgrounds , so that we can truly connect with our customers and service users.

In June 2018 Orwell Housing Association became an accredited Disability Confident Employer.  The government accreditation scheme supports organisations in their approach to recruitment and retention of talented staff.

Why work with us

We are excited about employing people both with many years’ industry experience and qualifications, and those with varied working backgrounds without qualifications; most important to us is that our people demonstrate the following qualities:

  • You care about what you do and how you do it
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Passion to achieve high standards

If this sounds like you, read on to hear what we can offer!

We live by our values and they are:

As a team, we are very much committed to offer support and care to our community by recruiting the best talent that will live by our values. We work together to ensure we can offer great opportunities to our candidates to develop and progress well within the business.

  • Together we are people focused
  • Together we are ambitious 
  • Together we are collaborative 
  • Together we are effective

This is what people say about us:

Volunteer with us

Volunteers play a vital role in helping us achieve our aims, and compliment the work of paid staff. As a not for profit organisation we welcome volunteers and believe that volunteers really can and do make a difference to people’s lives.

Volunteers are welcome in all areas of the business. Whatever your reasons for wanting to volunteer with us, whether you want to make new friends, share a skill or hobby or are looking to gain experience to improve your employment prospects; if you have some spare time to offer on a regular basis, we would love to hear from you.

To find out more information click here.

Orwell Academy

We want to be a great employer, investing in our people and to be a company people are proud to work for.  This involves identifying potential future leaders, supporting their development and investing in people who are innovative and passionate, via the Orwell Academy.

Our academy develops an effective future leaders programme that identifies career paths and development solutions to bridge skills and knowledge gaps ensuring we are an employment destination and that we have a consistent pipeline by developing our internal talent.

For more information visit our page.

Kickstart Scheme 

Orwell Housing is supporting young people into work with Kickstart.

If you’re 16-24 and looking for work, you could benefit from one of the paid job placements we’re offering as part of the government’s Kickstart scheme.

We have 46 six-month roles covering a variety of Orwell’s work areas.

So, there’s something perfect for you – whether you’re interested in helping people in the community or getting experience in business and administration roles. Join our teams across the business working to provide better services for local people.

For more information or to view our latest vacancies visit our website.

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