Career Opportunities

Looking for a Career Opportunity with a Work/Life Balance in one of the most beautiful places in the UK?

South Lakes Housing (SLH) owns and manages around more than 3,200 homes in one of the most stunning parts of the UK. Our offices in Kendal sit on the edge of the Lake District National Park and just a few miles to the east you’ll find yourself in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It’s a fantastic place to live and work, that offers the ideal blend of quality of life and real professional challenge. The need for affordable homes has never been greater, with many working families unable to afford market homes, in an area of high demand.

There couldn’t be a better time to join SLH as we have a new business strategy and a business transformation programme underway to take stock and refresh how we work, to ensure that we have the right structure, talent and objectives in place to deliver the very best on behalf of our customers and communities.

We remain as ambitious as ever and have set out clear goals in our 5-year business strategy with strategic themes of ‘Growing, Greening & Transforming’, plans to build 400 new homes, investing to achieve all homes at Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C (except hard to treat) by 2025 and 80% customer satisfaction. We have also introduced our Customer First Commitment and ‘Lets Make it Happen’ training programme which puts customers at the heart of everything we do at SLH and will provide us with more opportunities to learn from our customer’s experience.

We are re-imagining our business, reshaping our services and ensuring that we are poised to respond to the needs of our customers and communities.

Benefits of working for SLH:

We acknowledge that to be an award winning team, we need to attract and retain the best people. That is why we offer outstanding rewards package with an excellent range of benefits:

  • Hybrid Working- working from home, with only a requirement to attend the office a minimum of 4 days per month
  • Pension Scheme – You will be auto enrolled into the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) Defined Contribution Scheme. (10% Employer / 0% Employee and the option for the Employee to contribute which SLH will match this contribution up to a maximum of 4% additional employer contribution)
  • 26 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) increasing by 1 day after each completed year of service, up to a maximum of 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Employee wellbeing programme
  • Family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, shared paternity, adoption
  • Simply Health cash plan
  • Special leave (for those unexpected emergencies)
  • Sick pay (above statutory provision)
  • Training to keep you up to date and develop your skills
  • Following successful completion of your probationary period, a holiday purchase scheme enabling you to purchase up to 10 extra days per year

What can SLH do for you?

  • Values-based organisation, making a difference for our customers- We just care!
  • We believe in you having a work life balance.
  • Support for when you have those “blips” in your life.
  • We believe in you having your say in what we do- having a say through our staff forums/feedback groups.
  • We believe in investing in you- training you to keep you up to date and develop your personal and professional skills.
  • Everyone is valued and appreciated- we recognise when we think you have really gone that extra mile.

Privacy Policy

We take our data protection responsibilities seriously and would like to inform you that the personal data we collect on you is stored and deleted in line with the requirements of the GDPR 2018 (Further information is available in our Recruitment Privacy Policy)

Have a look at our exciting vacancies below and find out which is the perfect match for you!

  • Team Leader (Repairs)Read more

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for South Lakes Housing as a fixed term (2 years) full-time (40 hours per week) Team Leader (Repairs), we are hiring and want to hear from you!

    Benefits of working for SLH

    A great salary of up to £38,338 per annum (upon completion of 6 month probation, with pay award pending, effective from 1st April 2024)

    Annual Leave entitlement

    26 days Holiday
    + 8 Bank Holidays

    Hybrid Working

    Minimum 4 days a month at the office

    Social Housing pension scheme (SHPS)

    Simply Health

    Financial help with those everyday medical costs like eye tests, dentists and Wellbeing

    Family Friendly Benefits

    Maternity, Paternity, Shared Paternity & Adoption

    Training

    Continuous Personal Development (CPD)

    Special leave

    For unexpected emergencies

    Sick Pay

    Above Statutory provision

    Other benefits

    • +1 annual leave day up to 5 years service, totalling 31 days after 5 years of service.
    • Pension contribution ratio starts at 10% employer contribution with 0% employee contribution
    • Holiday Purchase Scheme (purchase up to 10 additional days upon completion of probation)

    Team Leader (Repairs) – Job Description

    As Team Leader in the Homes directorate, you will provide day-to-day supervision and management of colleagues in the provision of a Right First Time Responsive Repairs, Voids and Planned Maintenance service, supporting the Repairs Manager in monitoring, planning, organising and delivery of high-quality services for our customers.

    You will appoint and manage several small sub-contracts and will ensure a ‘Customer First’ service is delivered.

    You will ensure that works are conducted safely and will manage the quality of works delivered to ensure our customers have a positive experience of SLH.

    If you would like to apply for this position please complete the application and diversity monitoring form:

    Application Form

    Diversity Monitoring form

    Rehabilitation of Offenders For Information

    We take our data protection responsibilities seriously and would like to inform you that the personal data we collect on you is stored and deleted in line with the requirements of the GDPR 2018 (Further information is available in our Recruitment Privacy Policy)

    For further information please contact: peopleandculture@southlakeshousing.co.uk 

    Closing date for all applications is 5pm on Wednesday 1st May 2024.

  • Data Analyst Apprenticeship – Level 4Read more

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for South Lakes Housing as a full-time (37 hours per week) Data Analyst Apprenticeship, we are hiring and want to hear from you!

    Benefits of working for SLH

    A great salary of up to £22,010.56 (Apprentice pay scale applies to this role, and the salary will be dependent on age).

    Annual Leave entitlement

    26 days Holiday
    + 8 Bank Holidays

    Hybrid Working

    Minimum 4 days a month at the office

    Social Housing pension scheme (SHPS)

    Simply Health

    Financial help with those everyday medical costs like eye tests, dentists and Wellbeing

    Family Friendly Benefits

    Maternity, Paternity, Shared Paternity & Adoption

    Training

    Continuous Personal Development (CPD)

    Special leave

    For unexpected emergencies

    Sick Pay

    Above Statutory provision

    Other benefits

    • +1 annual leave day up to 5 years service, totalling 31 days after 5 years of service.
    • Pension contribution ratio starts at 10% employer contribution with 0% employee contribution
    • Holiday Purchase Scheme (purchase up to 10 additional days upon completion of probation)

    Data Analyst Apprenticeship – Job Description

    As a Data Analyst Apprentice, you will be responsible for providing information and data to support business decision-making and reporting.

    This is an exciting 2-year development programme which offers a mixture of on-the-job training where you will gain exposure to key areas of our business enabling you to gain a rounded, in-depth understanding of fundamental principles, techniques, and the workplace behaviours. As part of this dynamic mix, you will also undertake the academic element of your programme. It’s not just a technical scheme; more about learning how we use data and analytics to support key business decisions and present in a language our stakeholders can relate to.

    You will work in a real job alongside skilled and experienced colleagues and will be assigned a mentor, who will provide you with support, advice, and guidance.

    You will gain valuable on the job skills to help you in your career and achieve a Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship.

    If you would like to apply for this position please complete the application and diversity monitoring form:

    Application Form

    Diversity Monitoring form

    Rehabilitation of Offenders For Information

    We take our data protection responsibilities seriously and would like to inform you that the personal data we collect on you is stored and deleted in line with the requirements of the GDPR 2018 (Further information is available in our Recruitment Privacy Policy)

    For further information please contact: peopleandculture@southlakeshousing.co.uk 

    Closing date for all applications is 5pm on Tuesday 7th May 2024.
    Interviews due to commence week beginning 13th May 2024.

  • Project ManagerRead more

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for South Lakes Housing as a full-time (37 hours per week) Project Manager, we are hiring and want to hear from you!

    Benefits of working for SLH

    A great salary of up to £39,340 per annum upon completion of the  6 month probation period (pay award pending).

    Annual Leave entitlement

    26 days Holiday
    + 8 Bank Holidays

    Hybrid Working

    Minimum 4 days a month at the office

    Social Housing pension scheme (SHPS)

    Simply Health

    Financial help with those everyday medical costs like eye tests, dentists and Wellbeing

    Family Friendly Benefits

    Maternity, Paternity, Shared Paternity & Adoption

    Training

    Continuous Personal Development (CPD)

    Special leave

    For unexpected emergencies

    Sick Pay

    Above Statutory provision

    Other benefits

    • +1 annual leave day up to 5 years service, totalling 31 days after 5 years of service.
    • Pension contribution ratio starts at 10% employer contribution with 0% employee contribution
    • Holiday Purchase Scheme (purchase up to 10 additional days upon completion of probation)

    Project Management Team Leader – Job Description

    As Project Manager, you will be responsible for all Project Management activities, from inception to completion, in the delivery of our Decent Homes, Sustainability and Neighbourhood Improvement Works. You will also be responsible for the management and delivery of our cyclical maintenance programme and will drive a ‘Customer First’ focussed approach through all our services.

    You will actively manage the delivery of services via contractors, in accordance with Key Performance Indicators, and will ensure that all works are delivered on time, to budget and in a safe and compliant manner.

    If you would like to apply for this position please complete the application and diversity monitoring form:

    Application Form

    Diversity Monitoring form

    Rehabilitation of Offenders For Information

    We take our data protection responsibilities seriously and would like to inform you that the personal data we collect on you is stored and deleted in line with the requirements of the GDPR 2018 (Further information is available in our Recruitment Privacy Policy)

    For further information please contact: peopleandculture@southlakeshousing.co.uk 

    Closing date for all applications is 5pm on Monday 29th April 2024.

  • Joiner (multi-skilled)Read more

    Are you a Joiner with multi-skilled abilities?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for South Lakes Housing as a full-time (40 hours per week) Multi-skilled Joiner, we are hiring and want to hear from you.

    Benefits of working for SLH

    A great salary of up to £32,583 per annum (dependent on experience)

    Annual Leave entitlement

    26 days Holiday
    + 8 Bank Holidays

    Equipment Provision

    Van, Power tools, uniform and PPE provided

    Social Housing pension scheme (SHPS)

    Worth over £3258 tax free per annum

    Simply Health

    Financial help with those everyday medical costs like eye tests, dentists and Wellbeing

    Family Friendly Benefits

    Maternity, Paternity, Shared Paternity & Adoption

    Training

    Continuous Personal Development (CPD)

    Special leave

    For unexpected emergencies

    Sick Pay

    Above Statutory provision

    Other benefits

    • +1 annual leave day up to 5 years service, totalling 31 days after 5 years of service.
    • Pension contribution ratio, 10% employer contribution with 0% employee contribution for this role that would be £3,258.30 towards your pension.
    • Overtime where appropriate
    • Standby rota (rates below)

    Week Rate

    If 1 Bank Holiday

    If 2 Bank Holidays (i.e., Easter weekend)

    £210.24

    £258.75

    £307.26

    Extra Pay Time and a half for weekday evenings & Saturdays.

    Double time for Sunday & Bank Holidays.

    What can SLH do for you?

    • Values-based organisation, making a difference for our customers – We just care!
    • We believe in you having a work life balance – Defined working day start/finish and support for when you have those blips in your life.
    • We believe in you having your say in what we do- having a say through our staff forums/feedback groups.
    • We believe in investing in you – Training you to keep you up to date and develop your personal and professional skills.
    • Everyone is valued and appreciated – We recognise when we think you have really gone that extra mile.

    Job Description – Joiner (Multi skilled)

    If you would like to apply for this position please send your CV to our people and culture team: peopleandculture@southlakeshousing.co.uk

    Diversity Form

    Rehabilitation of Offenders For Information

    We take our data protection responsibilities seriously and would like to inform you that the personal data we collect on you is stored and deleted in line with the requirements of the GDPR 2018 (Further information is available in our Recruitment Privacy Policy)

    Closing date for all applications is 5pm on Tuesday 30th April  2024.

  • Builder/Plasterer (Multi-skilled)Read more

    Are you a Builder or Plasterer with multi-skilled abilities?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for South Lakes Housing as a full-time (40 hours per week) Multi-skilled Builder/Plasterer, we are hiring and want to hear from you.

    Benefits of working for SLH

    A great salary of up to £30,757 per annum (dependent on experience)

    Annual Leave entitlement

    26 days Holiday
    + 8 Bank Holidays

    Equipment Provision

    Van, Power tools, uniform and PPE provided

    Social Housing pension scheme (SHPS)

    Worth over £3075.70 tax free per annum

    Simply Health

    Financial help with those everyday medical costs like eye tests, dentists and Wellbeing

    Family Friendly Benefits

    Maternity, Paternity, Shared Paternity & Adoption

    Training

    Continuous Personal Development (CPD)

    Special leave

    For unexpected emergencies

    Sick Pay

    Above Statutory provision

    Other benefits

    • +1 annual leave day up to 5 years service, totalling 31 days after 5 years of service.
    • Pension contribution ratio, 10% employer contribution with 0% employee contribution for this role that would be £3075.70 towards your pension.
    • Overtime where appropriate
    • Standby rota (rates below)

    Week Rate

    If 1 Bank Holiday

    If 2 Bank Holidays (i.e., Easter weekend)

    £210.24

    £258.75

    £307.26

    Extra Pay Time and a half for weekday evenings & Saturdays.

    Double time for Sunday & Bank Holidays.

    What can SLH do for you?

    • Values-based organisation, making a difference for our customers – We just care!
    • We believe in you having a work life balance – Defined working day start/finish and support for when you have those blips in your life.
    • We believe in you having your say in what we do- having a say through our staff forums/feedback groups.
    • We believe in investing in you – Training you to keep you up to date and develop your personal and professional skills.
    • Everyone is valued and appreciated – We recognise when we think you have really gone that extra mile.

    Job Description – Builder/Plasterer (Multi Skilled)

    If you would like to apply for this position please send your CV to our People and Culture Team: peopleandculture@southlakeshousing.co.uk

    Diversity Form

    Rehabilitation of Offenders For Information

    We take our data protection responsibilities seriously and would like to inform you that the personal data we collect on you is stored and deleted in line with the requirements of the GDPR 2018 (Further information is available in our Recruitment Privacy Policy)

    Closing date for all applications is 5pm on Tuesday 30th April 2024.