Johnnie Johnson Housing celebrates Investors in People gold level status

First Published: 26/07/2021

Johnnie Johnson Housing is proud to announce that we have achieved gold level accreditation from Investors in People.

The award recognises our investment in the development and wellbeing of our people and was the result of a rigorous assessment process by Investors in People – a framework that sets the standard for people management.

Yvonne Castle, CEO at Johnnie Johnson Housing, said: “This award acknowledges the hard work that everybody across the organisation has put in to make Johnnie Johnson Housing a fantastic place to work. To achieve this during a pandemic is even more encouraging. We have invested in training and development and reinforced a working culture where people feel valued and appreciated – and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved.”

To obtain the gold level accreditation Johnnie Johnson Housing has invested in improving facilities, benefits, training and technology among other things. This includes the introduction of a new hybrid-working model, where colleagues can work from home, other venues or at the new Innovation Hub in Cheadle, Cheshire. Also, its significant investment in new technology and digital operations are helping to achieve a better work-life balance for colleagues.

Karen Leigh-Whiston, Head of People and OD, commented: “We have worked hard to create an employee-first culture developing policies, benefits and personal and professional training opportunities. I’m pleased to say that this accreditation recognises us as one of the best social housing providers to work for in the UK.

“We believe that the success of our organisation begins and ends with people and achieving IiP gold status shows how we value and care for our colleagues and customers, and the work we’ve done to support and look after their health and wellbeing.”

As a not-for-profit organisation, customers are at the heart of everything we do. In fact, during the assessment by Investors in People they found that 92% of our colleagues felt Johnnie Johnson Housing has a positive impact on society. They were also impressed with how we support people to work collaboratively across departments to achieve great results for our customers.

With over 50 years’ experience in social housing, we are incredibly proud to be recognised as an employer that goes above and beyond to support and care for our colleagues.