At Orwell, we embrace diversity in all that we do. Due to our diverse community, we are committed to making sure we hire employees from all backgrounds, so that we can truly connect with our customers and service users. We nurture an environment that embraces and values all people.
To make a positive difference to the quality of life and future opportunities of our customers, our employees and communities.
To provide a sector leading, customer-centric housing, support and care service which puts the ethos of “making a difference” at our core.
Our People and Culture
Our culture puts care at the heart of our organisation. We are a united group of people who are “Team Orwell”. We love what we do and we share the common value of caring for and respecting our customers and colleagues and making a difference in the communities in which we work.
We are looking for people to join us who embrace and welcome challenge, focus on solutions, look to innovate and continuously improve and above all, embrace positivity. You should love teamwork and be willing to contribute ideas to support Orwell’s positive growth.
We are a key local employer, employing over 600 people across Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridge and are committed to being a great place to work. In 2019 we were in the top 100 Sunday Times Best Not for Profit Companies to work for and we achieved Investors in People Silver accreditation too. We are always striving to be the very best we can be and are looking for people who share this aspiration.
Our people choose to work for and stay working for us, because what they do really matters: every single role makes a difference to people’s lives. All of our amazing people have one thing in common: passion. Passion for the job they do, for the difference we make, and desire to constantly improve the way we do things, because we care.
Our Values are integral to everything we do at Orwell; they are focussed on the four areas of ‘P A C E’. Please have a look at our values below and if you believe in these too, we would love to hear from you.
People are at the heart of our business. By recognising people’s diverse needs and strengths and treating everyone fairly, we can both serve our customers better and support our teams to run a brilliant business and improve services. We will work together as Team Orwell to achieve our ambitions.
We are ambitious to grow the organisation so that it can do more and realise the full potential of both ourselves and those we support and house.
We will work in partnership and search for best practices. We will collaborate with tenants, customers, colleagues and like-minded organisations to find solutions together.
We will be economic and embed efficiency across our services ensuring we lead the way with our knowledge and expertise. We will ensure that our teams are committed and competent to be the best at what they do in order that they can provide the highest possible standards of service.