We are a housing association based in Norfolk providing quality homes and services to people across the county and in Suffolk.
We manage over 6,000 homes including affordable homes for those in housing need who cannot afford to rent or buy in the open market.
We offer specialist homes for older and vulnerable adults and are committed to providing new homes to help solve the housing crisis.
Our key aims for 2018-21 are:
Working at Saffron
We have a huge commitment to our employees. We want the team at Saffron to be happy, empowered, motivated and feel proud to be part of the Saffron community. We know by having great people we can do a great job 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 and Evolving).
With the highest possible governance and financial ratings (G1/V1), we are always striving to do things better and to be the best we can be across all areas of our business.
We believe two-way communication is key, so it’s not just about keeping our staff informed, we listen to them and deliver on what they tell us.
At Saffron, you will have the freedom to learn and grow. We are passionate about investing in our people, providing them with the skills they need now, and for their future aspirations. We do this by offering a blend of learning opportunities, including our innovative e-learning platform where learning is self-directed allowing people to learn what they, when they want to.
We work with and support our people to work in an agile way to ensure that have the right work/life balance. They have the choice to work in the office, work from home, coffee shop, park or a combination of all. We have recently refurbished our offices to encourage collaborative, agile working.
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 7 employee Mental Health First Aiders
- ‘Learning Pool’ - a creative and engaging e-learning tool
- 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
“The thing I love most about Saffron as an apprentice is how comfortable I feel working within the team. They are always making me feel welcome. It has opened up many opportunities and has really boosted my confidence. Everyone is so easy to get along with, and I am so happy I have had this experience. I would love to stay with Saffron once I have finished my apprenticeship.”
“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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