We’re committed to building new homes and maintaining and improving our existing ones. We plan to build 5,500 new homes by 2024
By regenerating and building homes in mixed tenure neighbourhoods, our development teams ensure we’re able to offer a range of high-quality, affordable housing choices to our customers.
Through Guinness’ consistent investment in these services, we always aim to improve our estates and, where possible, (after resident consultations and feedback), look to regenerate existing ones – providing more homes to those who need them. This is one of the many ways we play our part in tackling the country’s housing crisis.
At Guinness we also believe we have an important role to play in the transition to low-carbon, sustainable housing. We are working continuously to increase the environmental standards of our properties and improve our service to customers. As such, we’re in the process of developing a new Sustainability Strategy, to establish a trajectory towards Net Zero Carbon by 2050.
“At Guinness, we’re passionate about improving homes and neighbourhoods. And we are proud to provide more affordable housing by reinvesting our profits back into more and more projects.”
Group Director of Development
What we do
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Working in Development & Construction at Guinness
Our skilled Development and Construction teams are fundamental to Guinness delivering our social purpose: to improve people’s lives and create possibilities for them. We’re doing our part to help tackle the housing crisis by providing as many high-quality homes as possible. Whether you’re working in our Sales, New Business, Major Projects or Regeneration teams, you’ll be an integral and valuable part an organisation that makes a very real difference to people’s lives.
We recognise that our ability to provide high-quality homes relies on the dedication of our people, so we create a culture where you’ll flourish, with opportunities to progress your career, competitive salaries, pension, flexible working opportunities, qualifications support and staff recognition awards.
If you want a job where you’re not only proud of what you do, but proud of who you work for and what we’re here for, then we recommend you consider joining us. You can find a list of our current opportunities here.
What we offer
We offer a career that really makes a difference, with the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications and the chance to develop your career. We want our people to enjoy what they do, to have a real sense of achievement, and feel rewarded. We are proud to have a workforce that lives our values and who are highly engaged.
We want our people to enjoy what they do and to feel rewarded.
Competitive pay and allowances
We’re committed to attracting and retaining the best people. Each year, we review our salaries to make sure that they remain competitive and that we’re paying you fairly.
We offer flexible working opportunities to all of our employees. During employment, these can be discussed with line managers and will be considered fairly and in keeping with business needs.
Annual leave and time off
Employees receive 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays. If you work part time, this will be calculated on a pro rata basis and you also have the option to buy an additional 5 days.
We’ll help you save for your retirement through our workplace pension schemes. We have a defined benefit scheme and a defined contribution scheme. To help you get the most out of your total reward package, we also provide a pension salary sacrifice arrangement that enables you to take advantage of National Insurance Contributions (NICs) savings while maintaining your pension scheme benefits.
Maternity, paternity and adoption leave
As a new parent or adoptive parent, you’ll be eligible for leave in line with statutory entitlements. Should you qualify for it, you may also receive enhanced pay over and above the statutory amounts.
Other types of leave
We understand that there are times when you’ll need other types of leave to help with life events, and we’ll always try our best to accommodate this.
We have a lifestyle benefits scheme, pulling together a range of special offers and great deals. You can make some great savings on everyday shopping, from fashion and electronics to travel, leisure and days out.
Competitive healthcare benefits
We offer great, competitive health and wellbeing benefits. Membership to our private healthcare scheme will enable you to claim back money towards your everyday dental, optical and healthcare treatments (up to a certain amount per year). We also offer eye care vouchers and VDU glasses.
'Give As You Earn' Scheme
With our ‘Give As You Earn Scheme’, you can donate to any UK-registered charity through your salary. This is an optional benefit and all donations given in this way are tax efficient, so the charity will receive your donation and the tax you would have paid on this amount.
'Cycle to Work' Scheme
The Bike Scheme is a Government backed initiative to encourage people to leave the car at home and bike to work instead. As a reward, you’ll not only reduce the cost of travelling to work, you’ll save money in Tax and National Insurance (NI).
Through the scheme, you’ll save up to 42% on the cost of a bike and cycling safety accessories providing the bike is used for cycling to work. The saving is made because you reduce the tax and NI you pay.
If you already have a bike and simply want to get some safety gear or upgrade your bike and treat yourself to some new wheels or brakes maybe, then you can do this through the scheme too.
Employee Assistance Programme
We care about the people who work here and all of our employees benefit from access to our Employee Assistance Programme. This is a fully confidential service, run by an external organisation of highly experienced professionals. The services they offer include face-to-face counselling, a stress helpline and tax, fitness and childcare advice. This programme is in place to help our people deal with any personal problems they might have.
How we support you
Investing in our people and supporting them to grow
From the word go, you’ll be supported and given the skills and knowledge you need to be confident and effective in your role. New employees complete a structured induction programme and mandatory training programmes including Great Service at Guinness, Equality and Diversity and e-learning; you’ll learn about everything from our systems and policies through to the practical skills needed to maintain and develop our properties and estates.
Ongoing learning and development
Great training makes for great success and we offer a wide variety of courses each year to make sure that our employees are equipped with the right skills and knowledge to do their jobs well. Some are mandatory for everyone and some are job specific. We run these courses in the ways that best suit people’s needs. So as well as face-to-face training, we offer hundreds of courses via e-learning and workbooks. We also welcome requests for training courses that aren’t included in our current offering.
We support our people to complete approved professional qualifications in order to enhance their skills and future career prospects. In addition to this, you can claim for one subscription to a professional body per year when this is required for your job role.
Aspire personal learning scheme
Aspire personal learning is a scheme that supports our employees to learn something new. What you choose to learn doesn’t have to be work-related but it should encourage learning in the wider context. It could be anything from bricklaying to dancing lessons, or from learning another language to learning to fly! You can claim up to £100 every financial year and you’re eligible if you have been an employee of The Guinness Partnership for more than six months and have passed your probation.
We take pride in thanking our people for their hard work and we have a number of initiatives in place to reward people, celebrating the achievements of individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond the normal requirements of the job.
We are committed to listening and acting upon employee feedback, ensuring that we all have the opportunity to create a Great Place to Work; each year we run employee surveys to ensure everyone has the chance to tell us what we do well and where we could improve. And our staff forum gives all our people a voice in the business decisions that may affect them.