We currently employ over 400 staff at various locations throughout Northern Ireland.
Choice employ over 400 staff at various locations throughout Northern Ireland providing careers in Housing Management, Development, Administration, Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance and a range of support roles in our sheltered living schemes.
We have also established a direct services organisation; Choice Services Limited, which will include roles in building, plumbing, electrical and other maintenance services that will manage maintenance and repairs across more than 4,000 homes. Choice Services Limited is a separate subsidiary and staff benefits differ to those detailed below, for further details please contact HR on 0300 111 2211.
At Choice we actively support and promote learning and development because we value the contribution of every member of staff. We recognise the importance of providing support and development opportunities to enable staff to achieve personal development goals and business objectives.
Choice support personal development & career progression with the Choice Academy online portal which features career paths & associated learning resources.
We offer a wide range of employee benefits for Choice staff:
Health Cash Plan - Choice pay for Level 1 cover for employees and their children. The Health Cash Plan provides a range of positive healthcare benefits e.g. Medical, Dental, Health Screenings, Alternative and Complimentary therapies are included.
Holidays – Staff are entitled to a minimum of 22 days annual leave plus an additional 12 statutory and public holidays (pro rata where applicable). After completion of 5 years continuous service, staff receive a further 5 days annual leave.
Pension Scheme – Choice contributes at least 6% of your salary. You will be required to contribute at least 4.5% of your salary and you may make arrangements to contribute more if you wish.
Flexitime – Flexibility in varying times of arrival and departure from work where applicable.
Death in Service Benefit - For all new employees, Choice will pay a nominated benefactor three times your annual salary in the event of your untimely death.
Professional Fees –Choice will pay relevant membership fees of professional bodies
Health and Wellbeing – Choice cares about its employees health and wellbeing. Choice have trained and dedicated Health and Wellbeing Champions whose aim is to improve workplace health and provide wellbeing support for all staff. Choice also have in place Mental Health First Aiders, who provides a point of contract for an employee who is experienced a mental health issue and can signpost to sources of help. Choice has recently introduced Menopause Champions to help and support staff.
Learning and Development – Opportunities include completing external qualifications and continuous professional development through attendance at courses, conferences and other initiatives
Aids to Study – Support in continuous professional development, whereby day release is given (if possible), study and exam leave given, fees and book costs are reimbursed over the course period.
Car parking – Where applicable, essential car users will be provided with car parking.
Personal Protection Equipment – Provided for roles which are applicable.
People Safe Device– All lone workers have access to Guardian 24, a personal protective system for out of office use.
Family Friendly -generous maternity and paternity pay, Marriage/Civil Partnership leave, Domestic Distress Leave, Adoption and surrogacy leave
Flexible working – A range of flexible working arrangements have been supported by Choice. Work/life balance arrangements will be considered and may be available.
Hybrid working opportunities for relevant roles - 60% remote 40% office based
Eye care – Our Health Cash Plan offers £60 contribution towards eye testing and eyewear (glasses/contact lenses).
Staffcare – A confidential 24 hour 365 days per year freephone counselling service.
Choice support personal development & career progression with the Choice Academy portal which features career paths & associated learning resources.
Choice is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
For information on employee benefits for Choice Services staff, please refer to Choice Services Job Opportunities.