Hear what our staff have to say
We don’t expect you to take our word for it – hear from some of our new starters about why they chose Southway, and how they’ve been settling in.
"What encouraged me to apply to work at Southway? For me, it was the terms and conditions – specifically the 35-hour working week, holiday entitlement and flexible working. For example, home working, or the option to be considered for a bespoke working pattern."
Community Services Manager
"Southway are a very ‘together’ organisation. Its relatively small size (compare to other housing providers), and the fact we deliver our services from one office is a real positive – it works really well. With all our departments located in one place, there’s a lot of opportunity for interdepartmental working, and I think that’s partly why we’re so successful.
"Staff are given the opportunity to grow and develop through secondments, and also through being given the opportunity to voice our opinions and shape Southway’s services.
"Everyone here is very approachable, supportive and good-natured. We support each other to deliver business objectives and great services to our customers."
Community Action Officer
"The main reasons I chose to apply for a role with Southway were the ability to progress within the Trust, and the flexibility they allow to build my working hours around my family life."
Customer Hub Advisor
"I applied to work for Southway as they have an excellent organisation within the housing sector for retaining staff. They have a settled, stable community who live in highly-maintained properties."
"One month into working for Southway, I can categorically state that it isn’t what I expected – in a good way! This is a housing company striving to be as modern as they can, pushing their staff to be the best and challenging us to learn as we go along, sending us on external courses and enhancing our capabilities.
"They’re unbelievably friendly and accommodating. I’ve already taken two half-days flexi-leave for childcare purposes – not emergencies, planned absences – and everyone has been supportive. Everyone wants to say ‘hello’ and the induction process has given me great knowledge of who fits in where within the business. All the managers are enthusiastic – and that’s true from the Chief Executive, right through to everyone below her.
"I was greeted with enthusiasm from day one, and it hasn’t faded since. Southway is a fantastic place to work, and I’m thrilled to be here."
ICT Business Systems Analyst