L&Q

We provide homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of

We house around 250,000 people in more than 105,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East – but we’re more than just a registered charitable housing association.

We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We build aspiration, opportunity and confidence for everyone in our communities.

Our vision is that everyone deserves a quality home that provides them with the opportunity to live a better life. This echoes our purpose to provide homes and neighbourhoods that everyone can be proud of.

We are creating opportunities for both the people who need new homes – and for the passionate, talented people who will join with us to help achieve our ambitions.

Want to read more about L&Q? Visit us at https://www.lqgroup.org.uk/

Jobs & family friendly benefits

L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations and one of London’s largest residential developers. We own or manage over 100,000 homes across London and the South East.

Following our recent merger with East Thames, we are now the largest provider of new affordable homes in the country, with a commitment to building 100,000 new homes over the next ten years.

Recognised as a great workplace L&Q is ranked in the top 30 of the national “Great Place to Work” 2017 survey. We believe our people are our greatest asset and every year we achieve much higher than average levels of employee engagement.

We share a set of values, which are brought to life by our diverse workforce – People, Passion, Inclusion, Responsibility and Impact.

We are committed to supporting work-life balance and recognise the changing demands of family life, whether due to adoption, the responsibility of being a carer, the arrival of a newborn, or a child starting school – whatever the challenge, finding the right balance is crucially important.

The bottom line is that L&Q is an employer of choice for talented people. To achieve this we provide a working environment and benefits package that attracts and retains the best people in the business. L&Q has developed a number of family friendly policies to benefit our great people.

Maternity Leave

L&Q offers generous maternity leave and pay arrangements far in advance of the statutory requirements (actual arrangements dependent on service).

Paternity Leave

L&Q recognises the importance of the role that partners play during pregnancy and the early days – and provides two weeks paid leave for husbands and partners.

Adoption Leave

Time off given to make arrangements in the same way as for antenatal care. Post adoption leave and pay arrangements in line with Maternity/Paternity arrangements.

Leave for infertility treatment

Time off is granted in the same way as for antenatal care.

Parental Leave

Allows time off to look after a child or make arrangements for a child’s welfare. Employees can also use it to spend more time with their children.

Grandparent Leave

In addition to recognising the important role that partners play in a new baby’s life, L&Q are aware that many grandparents need to provide support to their children and help with their newborn grandchild.

Carer’s Leave

In an emergency situation, staff are allowed additional paid leave – up to 5 day’s for any dependent.

Carer Expenses

L&Q will reimburse the cost of carer expenses if an employee is needed to work outside their normal hours.

Flexible Working

After six months’ service, any staff member is entitled to request flexible working arrangements – a change to working hours, part time working or job sharing, for example. L&Q are very proud to be able to say that most requests have been accepted.

Home working

The use of technology has made home working a possibility for staff – e.g. 30% of our contact centre are home workers.

Childcare plus

L&Q promotes Childcare plus, a Government approved employee benefit which saves employees money by allowing them to receive part of their salary free of tax and national insurance to pay for registered or approved childcare.

For more details about our family friendly benefits please click here.

We are delighted to say that over 90% of women at L&Q who go on maternity leave return to the organisation. A large part of this is due to the fact that L&Q are so flexible – each woman’s proposal for returning to work to date, has been accepted – and this applies to every level of the organisation

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