Working for RBH

A career at RBH is much more than just a job. You’ll be at the heart of the local community, proud to help to make Rochdale a great place to live and work. You’ll get the support you need to develop your skills and flourish in your role. You’ll have access to a great package of benefits, including a quality pension scheme, our award-winning health provider and an excellent annual holiday allowance. Most of our roles also benefit from flexible working arrangement, giving you the opportunity to achieve a healthy work life balance.

Our corporate strategy, Together, sets out how RBH will deliver our services and ambitions over the next 10 years. Our strategy has three key themes, which all employees are working together with our tenants to deliver. These are:

  • Growing together: delivering the right mix and quality of homes to make RBH communities strong and successful.
  • Thriving together: making the Borough a great place to live and age.
  • Improving together: changing and improving the way we work to deliver services our customers value and that RBH is strong, resilient and financially successful.

We expect all colleagues to share our vision, values and competencies. We encourage colleagues and our customers to nominate anyone who demonstrates our values to receive a Value In Practice (VIP) Award.

In return, you'll have excellent terms and conditions with access to a range of employee benefits and you will be eligible to become a Member of RBH.

We aim to be a modern mutual organisation, successful in delivering services that meet customer needs and being a rewarding place for our colleagues to work. It recognises that the traditional office based Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm is not the work pattern that suits everyone and does not support continuous improvement in our service delivery that our tenants expect to receive.

A more agile, performance focused workforce supports this aspiration and by giving our colleagues increased flexibility in terms of when and how they work their contracted hours, this enables them to further contribute to our success.

This smart working fully supports our corporate values and in particular listening and responding to the needs of our members, tenants and employees. Our smart working approach recognises that work is not a place that people go to but a value that they deliver.

Our commitments

Disability Confident and Living Wage Employer  Inclusive Employers logo

We're a living wage employer and we have been assessed as a Disability Confident Employer by Jobcentre Plus, recognising our adoption of a proactive approach to employing disabled people.

Any disabled person meeting the essential requirements of the job profile will be guaranteed an interview; final selection will be on merit. We also proactively use "Access To Work" to assist us in making reasonable adjustments for new employees who are disabled and those who have become disabled during their employment.

Prayer rooms are available for employees to use and we will always do our best to accommodate time off for religious observance.

We recognise the need to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to ensure that employees work as effectively as possible. Each year every employee meets with their manager to discuss and agree on any personal development opportunities that may be required.

Working with vulnerable customers

If you are applying for work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, RBH will do all that they can to make sure that you are a suitable person to work with these groups. We follow robust recruitment and vetting procedures to minimise the risk of employing anyone who might pose a risk or is otherwise unsuited to work with these groups. For posts involving work with vulnerable people you will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check.

You should not apply to work with these groups if you know that you are barred from working with children or vulnerable adults.

Employment Applications Privacy Notice

Please find a copy of RBH's privacy notice for employment applications here.pdf [pdf] 72KB If you have any concerns you can contact our Data Protection Officer at