The application process
Our vision is to have a positive impact on people and communities by providing high quality homes, supporting independence and creating opportunities.
We are looking for people who can help us deliver our vision and who reflect our values as an organisation.
Please click here to view our vision and values or click on the values below to learn more about each one.
People are at the heart of our business. By treating everyone fairly and understanding their diverse needs and strengths, we can serve them better and provide services that positively impact their lives.
We search for solutions and ideas that overcome the challenges faced by our tenants, customers, communities and partners.
We are open and honest, with a friendly, enthusiastic and energetic way of working that is true to what we stand for.
We lead the way through our knowledge and expertise, investing for a strong future and excelling in all we do to provide the highest possible standards of service.
We work in partnership with our tenants, customers, colleagues, local communities and other experts, to bring everyone together and achieve more.
The application process
All applicants are required to complete a Progress Housing Group application form online; CVs are not accepted. Our online application form ensures that you give us all the information we need to properly assess your skills and knowledge against the role and other applicants in a fair and consistent way.
How to be successful in your application
This details the main duties and requirements of the post and should help you to understand the nature of the role.
The person specification describes the skills, experience, aptitudes and qualifications that you will need to carry out the role. Please look at this carefully so that you know what the job involves and the range of expertise required. Ask yourself why you are interested in the job and whether you feel that you meet the requirements.
We will use your personal details to contact you in the event that you are shortlisted for an interview. Please ensure that you write clearly and provide as much information as you can about how we can contact you.
If you are not a British national or the holder of an EU or EEA passport, you will need to provide evidence that you have permission to work in the United Kingdom. If you are selected for interview, you will be required to bring with your original passport.
You will need to provide details of your educational qualifications and any professional memberships, together with the grades and dates of award as appropriate.
If you are selected for interview, you will need to bring the original certificates for any qualifications that are relevant to the post that you have applied for.
If you have attended any additional courses or training that you feel would support your application, please provide more details.
Please provide us with name, address of your employer and a brief description of your current role. If you are not currently in employment, please leave this section blank.
Please provide details of your full employment history, starting with your most recent employer. You should include any employment undertaken from the date that you left full time education.
Please give a brief description of the duties you have carried out so that we can get an idea of the type of work you have done previously. It need only be brief; for example, if you have previously been a clerical assistant you may wish to state that you used various computer systems or filing systems, etc.
If you have had breaks in between employment periods, please explain the reason for the break e.g. care duties, education etc. If you wish, you may choose to provide further information about any career breaks within your supporting statement.
The 'supporting information' section is really your opportunity to sell yourself. You can include any information here that is not already covered elsewhere on the form, which supports how and why you would be suitable for the job. This is about demonstrating the required skills, knowledge and experience. Include specific examples, such as;
- Duties and responsibilities
- Your skills, knowledge or experience relevant to the post
- Apparent gaps in your career profile
- Any voluntary work you have carried out
- Achievements in and outside of work
- Publications or presentations
- Activities outside of work that demonstrate relevant skills.
Please provide the names, positions, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of two referees. Ideally we would like both of your referees to be employers but we recognise that this is not always possible. Where possible, your first reference should be your current or most recent employer. Your second reference should be your most recent previous employer. If you have been employed with your present employer for less than three years, you will also need to provide details of a previous employer.
If you’ve just finished full-time education and have not been employed before, please provide the name of a course tutor or head teacher, and any other suitable professional who you think might be appropriate.
It is our policy to request references following an offer of employment, which is conditional on receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment checks. Occasionally we will request references in advance of interviews and you should therefore indicate on the form whether this is acceptable to you.
Sometimes we may feel it is appropriate to request a further reference from one of your previous employers, for example, if you only worked for the referee you have provided for a short period.
The interview process
If you are shortlisted for interview, we will contact you with the location and offer you a selection of dates and times so you can choose your own slot.
The selection process may include a practical test, a written exercise or a presentation as part of your interview. Details of these will be sent to you with your interview details, together with any additional information you may need.
If you have been unsuccessful in your application, we will let you know.
We wish you every success with your application and thank you for your interest in Progress Housing Group