We are a housing association based in South Norfolk with over 6,700 homes in Norfolk, Suffolk and across East Anglia. Our 200+ employees are committed to providing quality homes and services to our tenants, offering affordable homes for those in housing need and specialist homes for older and vulnerable adults.
We want Saffron to be known for Inspiring Community, Inspiring Trust and being an Inspiring Organisation.
At the heart of our strategy is working side by side with our tenants and communities to improve homes and services.
Value for money has never been more important and this strategy will require us to invest more pennies of every rent pound in improving homes. We want to create an inclusive environment for everyone, and wherever possible make sure reducing our carbon footprint also reduces the cost of living.
Working at Saffron
We want our people to be happy, empowered, motivated and feel proud to be part of the Saffron Community. We know by having great people we can deliver a great service for our tenants.
We trust our staff to do the right thing and we are looking for people whose values are aligned with ours, PACE (Professional, Accountable, Collaborative, Evolving)
We give our people the freedom to learn, grow and invest in their skills as well as their growth for their future career aspirations. We do this by offering a variety of learning opportunities, including our innovative e-learning platform which allows people to learn what they want, when they want to.
We work with and support our staff to work in an agile way to provide flexibility as well as a work/life balance. Where the role allows, there is the choice of where you work, such as, in the office, work from home, a coffee shop, park, or a combination of all.
From application to interview, we place inclusion at the heart of all we do. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and ensure that those from underrepresented groups receive a fair process when applying to work at Saffron. When recruiting for senior positions we guarantee an interview for a female and one person from an underrepresented group.
What our community offers
Recognising and rewarding our people is important to us which is why we have lots of perks, including:
- Opportunities for Learning & Development
- Ongoing support for your professional qualifications
- Access to employee Mental Health First Aiders
- Shopping discounts
- A cycle to work scheme
- Staff recognition awards
We are passionate about supporting the communities where we operate. Each member of staff is given a volunteering day in addition to their annual leave entitlement to support an organisation of their choice.
We also have a social activities programme as part of our drive to create positive relationships and improve wellbeing.
"We care about our people and what we do, which is why we think Saffron is such a great community to join."
We invest in helping people learn and grow and are passionate about offering apprenticeships to a wide variety of people. They are a great way to kick start your career or an option if you’re thinking about retraining.
You learn the ins and outs of our business while achieving useful qualifications and earning a salary.
What our apprentices have to say
“A Saffron apprenticeship is a great way to gain skills that will assist you through your life, including being more confident, team working, effective communication and problem solving”
“My apprenticeship at Saffron is brilliant! It has given me so many great opportunities and a wealth of experience so far and am looking forward to continuing that. All the people I have met are kind and welcoming and I couldn’t ask for anyone better in helping with my college studies and projects.”
“It has opened up so many doors in my career path. I have been supported by staff and other apprentices who have been here longer, who are happy to help. I enjoy the balance between going to college, as well as the practical element. I would love to stay here once my apprenticeship has finished, as there are so many ways, I can work my way up the career ladder with Saffron’s opportunities.”
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