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Why Work For Us?

CHS is committed to creating an environment where people thrive and develop personally and professionally. We’re always interesting in hearing from new talent committed to delivering outstanding services for 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.

What we offer

As well as a rewarding career, we have some fantastic employee  benefits available, including:

  • Competitive salary – Our unique recruitment and retention payment of £150 after completion of 6 months’ successful probationary period and £100 on completion of a further 6 months’ continuous service, depending on role.
  • Contributory pension scheme – which both you and CHS will contribute to
  • 28-35 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, depending on length of service, role and contractual hours
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme – up to 5 days extra each year
  • Family-friendly working environment, including flexible working and flexitime at some of our locations – to help with balancing work and home
  • Comprehensive free training and development opportunities with paid time off
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policies, and an extended leave policy
  • Family friendly benefits and corporate rates available at local gyms and corporate membership of Edenred Travel Club
  • Access to free 24/7 confidential employee assistance helpline
  • Payroll Giving – if you want to make a difference to a charity of your choice
  • Refer a friend scheme worth £250
  • Free DBS check
  • Free onsite/near-by parking
  • Business mileage paid at 45p a mile
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Car loan up to £5,000 for eligible employees

Inclusion content header image Diversity and inclusion

We want an environment where people from different backgrounds and circumstances work together, where there is fair access to work and development for all our current and future team members.

CHS is a mindful employer which recognises employers who are positive about mental health and aims to increase awareness of mental health in the workplace, supporting businesses in recruiting and retaining staff. MINDFUL EMPLOYER is facilitated by Workways, a service run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust. For more information click here. CHS is pleased to be recognised as a Disability Confident Employer; we know that many disabled people have the skills, talents and experience we are looking for and we actively encourage disabled applicants to join us and will provide support to help everyone to achieve their maximum potential. The Social Care Commitment, Skills for Care. The Social Care Commitment is a sector led initiative that focuses on improving workforce quality, instilling shared values, and driving the highest standards of professional, compassionate behaviour across adult social care. As CHS Group employs more than 250 people we are required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report showing the difference in average female earnings compared to average male earnings, regardless of their role.  This is different from equal pay where companies are required to ensure that men and women are paid the same for doing the same or similar roles – view our CHS Gender Pay Gap Report 2018.  For historical data view CHS Gender Pay Report 2017  for more information.


We are proud to once again be recognised as one of the country’s best employers by its employees.

Our team gave us a top rating in the Sunday Times top companies to work for. The results saw us placed 14th in the ‘100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For’ in the 2016 awards. We also achieved a ‘2 star status’ which is regarded as outstanding. Sunday Time 100

Career opportunities and apprenticeships

We believe in recruiting the best and supporting people to grow. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities enabling our team of dedicated staff to deliver the best quality services as well as enhancing their careers. Over 25% of our employees have been with CHS more than 10 years and with the support, encouragement and guidance CHS gives many have developed their careers from entry level to management.

We are committed to supporting people back into work and enhancing their career opportunities and so at CHS we look for opportunities and openings for apprenticeships particularly in Older People’s Services and our Nurseries, where people work towards recognised qualifications while at the same time getting great supportive work experience.

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