We expect a lot from our staff and in return we provide them with excellent benefits, to reward them for their hard work.
We offer a number of flexible working arrangements, where these can be accommodated, to help you make the best use of your time as well as allow you to balance work and your home commitments and interests. These include flexi-time (taking flexi-leave with accrued hours); part-time working; term time working and compressed hours. We also consider requests for sabbatical leave to travel or study.
Employee Assistance Programme
The scheme gives you access to a confidential helpline providing 24-hour, 7 day a week support for medical, health and wellbeing advice, plus telephone counselling and access to face to face counselling. An online resource is also available.
Free eye tests
All VDU users are entitled to free eye sight tests and where glasses are required for VDU use an allowance will be paid towards the cost of a basic pair of spectacles.
Health and Wellbeing
Ongoing support for staff to maintain their health and welling including:
- Regular clinics where you are able to meet with an Occupational Health nurse to carry out a mini lifestyle check.
- Free flu jabs
- Funding to try a new activity
We are able to offer discounted Corporate Gym Membership through Cardiff City Council’s Stretch scheme which gives access to leisure centres across Cardiff.
We have a bike shed and a number of pool bikes available for staff to use free of charge to encourage active travel to and from work and while out on visits.
Cycle to Work Scheme
We have a cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme that allows you to purchase bikes and cycling equipment at a reduced rate as the cost is deducted from your monthly salary and you pay less income tax and national insurance.
Sports and Social Group
The group organises social and sporting events that are open to everyone and include Summer Social BBQ, skittles evenings, evening at the races, mountain and hill walking and lots more.
Embracing Equality and Diversity
We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people by engaging employees, offering attractive incentives and career opportunities, and ensuring all our people are treated with respect. We want to ensure that the working environments we create are inclusive. Cadwyn promotes equality and diversity in the workforce as a business.
You can find our Equality Policy here.
Develop at Cadwyn
We are committed to investing in you and there is a dedicated training budget in every department to help you develop the skills to carry out your role to a high standard and that you can grow and develop.
Alongside traditional training we also offer secondments internally and externally as well as encouraging staff to undertake various research projects.
We can provide financial support and day release to attend a relevant course of further education or to gain qualifications that have been identified as part of your career development.
Benefits of Working at Cadwyn
At Cadwyn we recognise that our strength lies in the quality of our employees.
We rely on their enthusiasm, experience and commitment to maintain and build on our successes so far and depend on them to deliver excellent service to our customers. We expect a lot from our staff and in return we provide excellent benefits, to reward them for their hard work.
Join us and you’ll enjoy a wide-ranging set of benefits, find out more below.
We offer competitive ‘market related’ salaries. There is also an annual cost of living review.
Eligible staff are able to join a pension scheme through the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS). Contributions are paid by both the employee and employer and are based on a percentage of your salary. Paying into the pension reduces the amount of tax you pay and you pay lower national insurance contributions. Staff are eligible to join one of the schemes from day one of employment.
Life assurance - looking after your family and dependents
If you are a member of SHPS you have protection for your family and dependents in the event of your death in service.
Time off to relax and spend time with your friends and family is important. We offer a generous holiday entitlement.
Our standard working week is 35 hours, and most staff are able to benefit from the flexi-time scheme whereby hours can be adjusted to balance your work and home life effectively. Under this scheme it is possible to take up to 2 days ‘flexi’ leave per month, where additional hours have been accrued and with the approval of the line manager.
We offer a number of flexible working arrangements, where these can be accommodated, to help you make the best use of your time as well as allow you to balance work and your home commitments and interests. These include part-time working; term time working, working from home and compressed hours. We also consider requests for sabbatical leave to travel or study.
Company Sick Pay Scheme
When you are too ill to attend work, we offer a support period in excess of Statutory Sick Pay provisions.
Permanent Health Insurance
We provide free health insurance cover for all our permanent employees. The purpose of this insurance is to provide replacement income for you if you are unable to work, due to a long-term illness or injury. This is currently 75% of your normal salary, though some exclusions do apply.
Occupational Health Service
We use an independent, confidential occupational health service which is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational health medicine. They support us in the rehabilitation of employees returning to work following ill health.
We have a number of pool cars available for staff to use for business purposes.
Staff receive an annual bonus which is designed to recognise and reward high performance and contribution towards the organisation’s success throughout the year.
Tea and coffee is free so you can have as many cups as you like.
Our offices have free parking.
Cadwyn is an organisation that is supportive of personal development, providing a variety of opportunities for staff to develop within their own role as well as providing opportunities for them to become involved in a wide range of projects and activities across the organisation.
Working for Cadwyn is continual improvement in itself. i.e. The environment is one of learning, challenging, and changing for the better. An aspiring and inspiring employer Cadwyn supports its staff to live the full meaning of work – life balance.
A very friendly, open organisation – very open to new ideas and strong leadership from the Chief Exec. I have never worked for an organisation where the chief exec is so friendly, down-to-earth and approachable. People are helpful and friendly and there is generally a good vibe in the office.
Friendliness of staff, flexibility of working hours and the enthusiasm and commitment of all staff from senior management down, to achieve a quality service for our tenants.
Fun, friendly organisation with a great CEO, who is open and honest about the direction Cadwyn is going.