Benefits of working for us

Plus Dane Housing aims to be your first choice employer.

We have a great range of benefits in place to help us recruit and retain the right people to support delivery of our targets and provide an excellent service to our customers and residents.

We have a real commitment to the training and development of our staff, a generous annual leave provision, the option to join an attractive pension scheme, and a genuine understanding of the need for our team members to get the right work/life balance.

Some of the benefits of working for Plus Dane include:

Personal development

Plus Dane is committed to the continuous training and development of its employees.  We encourage a learning organisation culture and support a range of training and development opportunities for employees including:

  • A comprehensive in house training programme 

  • Attendance at specialist seminars

  • Professional development including qualifications

  • Job shadowing and other work based development

Equal opportunities

Plus Dane Group is an equal opportunities employer and will treat all applicants for employment and employees equally regardless of sex, ethnic origin, race, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability.

Childcare voucher scheme

Deductions from your salary can be made for Childcare vouchers, for registered or approved childcare (up to the age of 16).  These vouchers are tax and National Insurance free, meaning you may be able to save up to 33% of your childcare costs.

Occupational health and wellbeing services

We have a comprehensive occupational health and well-being service which includes provision of physiotherapy, a counselling service, free eye tests and health awareness sessions.  Sick pay entitlement is also generous, giving up to six months full and six months half pay after one years’ service.

Give as you earn scheme

We support many charities through various organised activities, also operate a 'Give As You Earn' scheme, where deductions are taken from your gross salary and given to a charity of the your choice.

Work life balance provisions

We have good flexible working provisions in place consisting of compassionate leave, maternity/paternity leave, family leave, job sharing, special leave, unpaid sabbaticals, jury service leave and on occasions home working. Our flexi-time policies will also enable you to manage both work and personal commitments.

Travel pass loans

All permanent staff, after completion of a successful probationary period, are eligible for a travel pass loan (subject to availability).

Refreshments

Refreshments are free for all employees, with water machines, tea and coffee available in all offices.

Location and our working environment 

Your post will be based at one of our locations in either Merseyside or Cheshire.  Some travel may be required as part of the role and some posts work across both Merseyside and Cheshire. The location of your post will be stated in the relevant job advert.

Probationary period and progress review 

All roles are subject to a probationary period of six months. The probationary period is in place to ensure new members of staff settle in well and receive the induction and support they need. It is also a good opportunity to review progress and establish mutually agreed targets for the first six months. During the probationary period there are two progress reviews - one at three months and one at six months.

Salary

All roles within the organisation have a single spot salary per annum, paid calendar monthly. Salaries are paid on the 18th of each month. 

Essential car users / Casual users 

Posts advertised as Essential Car Users will be paid an allowance of £1,100 per annum.  Casual / Essential users MUST be covered for Business Use Insurance and can claim £0.45p per mile.  Mobile phones or hands free kits are not permitted.

Hours of work 

Standard hours of work are 35 hours per week (unless otherwise stated in the job advertisement).  A Working Time Policy is currently in operation. Core hours are 10am to 3pm and flexible hours are 8am to 10am and 3pm to 8pm. Due to the nature of some posts, they may not be eligible for flexible working (i.e. set working hours).

Annual leave provision 

Full time annual leave allowance is 25 days per annum (pro rata for part-time staff).  Annual leave is calculated on an individual leave year running from your start date.  One day extra leave will be given for each year of service up to a maximum of 5 days (pro rata for part time staff). Plus Bank Holidays and three days concessionary leave taken at Christmas.

Notice period

Two months’ notice for all employees, and three months for senior managers.