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Sovereign Housing Association Overview

Newbury, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1989
Non-profit Organisation
Social Services
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
We are a leading housing association providing quality, affordable homes, within strong and sustainable communities, for people priced out of the housing market. We are driven by our social purpose where our residents are at the heart of everything we do – more homes ... Read more

Mission: At Sovereign we provide safe and affordable homes for people. But we want to do more.

We want to have more impact, to be more innovative and influential, and bring out the best in our people so we deliver a great customer and employee experience today and ... Read more

Sovereign Housing Association – Why Work With Us?


We're a business with a strong commercial brain and a beating social heart. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work, and experience a whole world of opportunity.

Passionate about creating a great employee experience, we want the best people to come and work for us – and stay. We're committed to rewarding and celebrating the great contributions our people make, and to building an environment where employees are engaged, valued and excited about what they do.

Working for Sovereign is so much more than just a job. Whatever role you have, you will help us provide a home for those who need it and make a real difference to people’s lives.

We embrace diversity in the workplace so that our people bring different ideas, innovation and creativity to what we do. To us, diversity means more than colour, religion, disability and sexuality. It also means things like people's hobbies, passions and personalities. We're interested in and inspired by the rich variety of experience and knowledge in our truly diverse and inclusive working community, and we encourage and celebrate it.

We all have the opportunity to be more, to do more. To make an impact: on our own lives, the lives of the people we work with, and the residents we work for. We’re creating the workplace of the future, where we can all be supported to achieve incredible things. Give us your talent, energy and heart, and we’ll give you the recognition and reward you deserve.

We’re Sovereign. We’re inspiring people.

Sovereign Values

Our values support our vision, shape our culture and describe what makes us different. They guide the way we make decisions and work with our customers, colleagues and stakeholders.  Values show us what's important, how we should behave and inspire us to be the best we can be. Our values should stand the test of time but be refreshed every now and again to make sure they are still relevant.  

You do not need to write anything value-specific in your application. However, your behaviour during, before and after interview may be considered in terms of how it relates to our values. This will help us to assess your application.  


Our values

​We take personal responsibility and are trusted to do the right thing.

We work with energy, enthusiasm and passion to get things done and we do what we say we will.

We collaborate with colleagues and partners so everybody benefits. 

We embrace change, think ahead and find new ways of delivering a better customer experience.

Working for us

We’re a not for profit company with a great ethos. We want to make a real difference, by making sure the homes we own and build, and the services we provide allow our residents to live the best life they can. Our Sovereign Response and Spectrum Property Care Teams provide year round maintenance to our homes and external clients.

We have achieved Investors in People Gold accreditation and are a Disability Confident Employer (previously known as Two Ticks’ Positive about Disability symbol, by the Department for Work and Pensions). We are also a Living Wage Foundation employer.

Sovereign is an inspiring place, full of inspiring people. Our size, scope and stability make us a place where everyone can bring their ambitions. We’re influential in our sector and that means we can drive genuine change. We’re a place with heart, passionate about the real difference we make every day. We look after each other and value every single person for who they are, offering the support, development and opportunity they need to enjoy fulfilling, meaningful careers. And we value, celebrate and reward the amazing, inspiring work we all do: shaping places where people want to live. We’re Sovereign. We’re inspiring people.

If you're looking for a company where you can be yourself, feel valued and help make a difference to people lives, Sovereign could be the place for you.

 

 

Sovereign Housing Association Reviews

  • Helpful (1)

    "QA Lead - Fantastic company with a genuine caring side"

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    Current Employee - QA Lead in Newbury, England
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Newbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + people people people
    + flexible working
    + top level management team are approachable and listen
    + benefits have improved lots over the last few years
    + training - if it’s required for the role there is no question, training budget is made available
    + your voice is heard
    + you are not a number
    + recognition that there is a life beyond work, flows back into flexible working
    + give and take - I’ve put a lot in at various points where it has been needed, but it’s always been recognised and rewarded back

    Cons

    Only one - rate of change recently has increased exponentially. Recently arrived management team will hopefully address the pain points around this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing :-)

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bournemouth, England
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sovereign Housing Association (Bournemouth, England) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Psychometric Testing after application, Presentation and discussion about the same. followed by interview panel of 2. General and more specific questions. Followed by a discussion of where you would see the job grow to. How I would cope with the enormity of the task.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most important thing I would I expect from my boss   3 Answers
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Sovereign Housing Association Awards & Accolades

  • Investors in People Gold, Investors in People Award, 2016

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