York Housing Association


So what might make you want to work for us?  At York Housing Association we have a number of attractive benefits that we offer to staff, a summary of which is listed below.

Salary Progression

Each April, our salaries have a cost of living review.  On top of this, all posts have incremental salary bands whereby staff receive increments in April of each year up to the top of their band.

Social Housing Pension Scheme

From day one of your employment with the Association, you can join up to our Pension Scheme.  We are members of the Social Housing Pension Scheme and offer a Career Average Related Earnings (CARE) pension.  Staff members pay a percentage of their salary into the scheme.  The scheme provides its members with life assurance.

Annual Leave

We have a generous annual leave entitlement, starting at 27 days per year (pro rata for part time staff).  After three calendar years service, staff are entitled to an additional day each year up to a maximum of 30 days per year (again, pro rata for part time staff).

Bank Holidays are also given with pay and our offices close between the Christmas and New Year period, allowing most posts to take this time off using annual leave.

Company Sick Pay and support when ill

We have an occupational sick pay scheme whereby benefits increase with length of service.  We also offer staff support when they are off sick and carry out Return to Work interviews to allow us to identify if there is anything we can do to prevent recurrence of illness.

Flexible Working

We offer staff the opportunity to apply for flexible working. 

Also, most posts are eligible for our flexi time system with the ability to work more flexible hours and to take a maximum of one flexi day per month.  Being a very customer focussed organisation does mean that this is subject to the team being covered to ensure our customer's needs are still met.

Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave

Our maternity, paternity and adoption leave packages are all enhanced above the statutory minimum.

Employee Assistance Programme

All employees and members of their household are entitled to use the Employee Assistance Programme which is paid for by us.  This a service which offers you expert advice, invaluable information, specialist counselling and support.

Career Development & Training

Every year, staff who have completed their probationary period can apply for funds from our Career Development budget.  This is on top of training which is identified as necessary for you to be able to carry out your job.


We provide a variety of refreshments, such as tea, coffee, water and drinking chocolate for our staff to refresh themselves through the day.

Childcare Vouchers

Any member of staff with children can choose to purchase child care vouchers which are non taxable and exempt from National Insurance Contributions.  This means you can make substantial savings on childcare costs.  Our childcare voucher provider is Busy Bees.


For some posts we will help new members of staff with relocation expenses where you may need to move house to take up your new job.

Car Parking

We provide free parking to staff who are essential car users or staff who as casual users need to use their car for work from time to time.  

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