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CHS is about creating better opportunities in life for our customers. We try to do this by providing high quality, good value services, none of which would be possible without our dedicated and motivated team of employees.

Everyone at CHS believes that how a service is delivered is as important as the actual service itself. This is why the attitude and skills of the people we employ are so important.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion commitment statement

CHS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity, anti-discriminatory and anti-racist organisation committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for our workforce and the communities we serve.

Our staff are our biggest asset

Culture and values

Our culture and values

CHS is all about people.

We’re about the 7,000 people living in our affordable homes and the 2,000 people who choose to rely on our care, support and community investment services. And we’re about the CHS team of 360 people who spend time listening to customers to make sure we deliver the high quality services they want.

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Why work for us?

Why work for us?

Our strength as an organisation lies in the quality of our people. We are always looking for individuals with enthusiasm and commitment to join us.

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Our teams & departments

Our teams & departments

We're a diverse organisation with a range of different specialisms and need a wide variety of skills. See where you could fit in.

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Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

If you're ready for a rewarding career, join one of our dedicated teams.

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CHS employee area

Employee area

We're a flexible company working all over Cambridgeshire. If you're a CHS employee, click here for remote access.

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What People Say...

"It’s people who care. That’s what I see with the people that work within the head office and the people I meet when I come out to the schemes and the homes."

Mark Whitehead, Property Services

"You truly feel as though you are actually making a difference within somebody’s life. You are really helping somebody."

Rebecca Fordham, Alex Wood House

"We are so passionate about the work that we do. If we weren’t doing it, where would these individuals go to for good value, good quality homes and compassionate and caring staff to support them?"

Nicola Scrivings, Chair

"It’s all about providing good housing, good services and doing our best, and I think that really motivates people."

Helen Tonks, Head of Housing

"I think we just get on with it, we quietly deliver and we quite often punch above our weight."

Marie Canning, HR Director

Work For Us Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recruitment process?

We offer a competitive fair recruitment process.  Roles will be advertised on our website and across various recruitment vacancy sites and Social Media outlets with a description of the role and the type of skills we are looking to recruit.  If you have any questions about the vacancy or recruitment process, please contact the recruiting manager or e-mail HR on

What time do vacancies close?

It is recommended that applications are submitted as early as possible as closing dates are rarely used and therefore applications/CV’s are reviewed on receipt and interviews arranged, where the candidate is suitable for the role, as soon as possible.  If a closing date is specified in the advertisement, then the vacancy will close at 12 midnight on the advertised date

How do I apply for a role?

If you see a role advertised that fits with your skills and experience, please complete an application form and submit a CV via our recruitment page on our website.

What if I need the application form in an alternative format?

If you require an alternative format as a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process, please contact the HR team who will endeavour to meet your requirements. The HR team can be contacted by emailing

Will receipt of my application/CV be acknowledged?

Applications made via our recruitment page on our website will be acknowledged.   Applications/CV’s will usually be shortlisted within two weeks of receipt. If you are successfully shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted by either the recruiting manager or member of the HR team who will discuss times, dates and arrangements for the interview. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of applying, we regret it is likely that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Are there any pre-employment checks?

Anyone joining us will be required to provide proof of right to work in UK; two employment references and satisfy our occupational health providers of your suitability to do the job.  For positions working with our vulnerable customer groups – a DBS check (at the appropriate level) is required.   For some roles a full employment history or a minimum of 10 year work history will be required from all applicants, depending on the role.

I am a tenant/customer – can I apply?

We welcome applications from everyone, although as a registered charity, we are required to declare any connections to CHS, this includes applicants or staff who are customers, related to customers, related to other staff members or someone providing a service to CHS Group. As part of your application process  you will be  asked  to complete a ‘Connections to CHS Group’, anything declared will be considered by our Group HR Director.

Will I receive feedback after my interview?

We are committed to providing feedback to anyone who attends an interview on request; we hope that this provides you with information in which to develop and you’ll consider applying to us again in the future. If you have been unsuccessful at interview and have not been offered feedback, please contact human resources at

If I’ve got a query can I talk to someone about my recruitment?

If you are interested in understanding more about a vacancy which we are recruiting to, we would encourage you to make contact with the recruiting manager, where details are provide within the advert. Alternatively please contact Human Resources with your question via

What do I do if you don’t have any suitable current vacancies for me?

Please check out all our current vacancies. If there is not a current opportunity at a location you are interested, please apply speculatively, by emailing your CV to   Please send a cover note, with information on the type of role you would be interested your preferred location and preference on working hours. We will hold your CV for 12 months, in the meantime we recommend you look at our website regularly.

Will CHS accept agency referred candidates?

As a charity we work hard to attract candidates directly, on occasions we work with recruitment agencies to find candidates for our roles.

What is the dress code?

In some areas of the business you will be provided with a uniform, which you will be expected to wear. Other than that we have a smart/relaxed dress code, suitable attire for meeting with customers.

What about flexible working?

We recognise balancing work and home can be challenging. For our front line staff, we offer a number of different hour rotas. Organisationally we offer the opportunity to apply for a number of flexible working options including part time, condensed hours, term time working and at head office we operate a flexitime system.

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