Working Here

Our talented, dynamic, and driven colleagues are given the essential skills, tools and opportunities to make a lasting impact on the lives of our residents and communities.

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    Working at Eastlight

    As a people-focused organisation, we support the continued development of our staff so that they can provide the types of affordable, sustainable homes and great services that residents need now and in the future.

    Our 500-strong workforce operate across the East of England, with our headquarters in Braintree and offices in Marks Tey, Essex.

    To create resilience, leverage expertise and promote collaboration, we offer a range of development opportunities, including job shadowing, professional memberships and support to gain qualifications.

    We also introduced our Succeed at Eastlight training programme, which helps people to jumpstart their career, learn new skills or gain experience, regardless of age, background or work history.

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    Championing diversity

    We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workforce, championing equality in our workplace and communities at every turn. 

    Our partnerships with disability organisations, such as Purple and Essex Cares, helps us to ensure our application, interview process, onboarding and workplaces are accessible for all.

    As a ‘Disability Confident Leader’, we continue to push boundaries, improving our systems, software and ways of working, to allow our people to do their best work at Eastlight.

    Our people have an equal stake in how we operate, and their feedback helps to improve the overall experience our staff and customers receive from us.

Benefits & Perks

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Professional Development

  • Job shadowing opportunities
  • Bespoke learning and development plan
  • Gain qualifications, subject to eligibility
  • Professional memberships, subject to eligibility
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Health & Wellbeing

  • Life assurance
  • Bupa Cash Back Plan
  • £200 annual Health & Wellbeing Grant
  • Pension contributions double matched up to 10%
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Inclusion

  • Childcare allowance scheme
  • Two annual volunteer days
  • Career break opportunities
  • Time off for dependency complications
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Work-life Balance

  • Agile-working opportunities available
  • 30 days' annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Trailblazing family and parental leave
  • Option to buy, sell and carry forward holidays
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Modern Workspaces

  • Re-designed and accessible offices
  • Open-plan, hybrid working spaces
  • Free snacks and replenishments
  • A supportive, in-house Facilities Team
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Additional Support

  • Annual voucher to replenish tools
  • Reimbursement for van washing
  • On-site parking at our offices
  • Cycle-to-work and gym membership schemes
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    Our People Team

    Our ambitious People Team is dedicated to developing and empowering our people to feel safe, happy and motivated at work, so that they can continue to provide the best possible service for our residents and communities.

    If you’re interested in joining us, please visit our Vacancies page here

    More information about our application and interviewing process can be found in the FAQ section below.

    Can't find what you're looking for? We'd be happy to help. Please click on the link below to contact us via email.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

To apply for a position at Eastlight, you can visit the dedicated careers section on our website, where you can find information about current job openings, the application process, and more.

For full details of current vacancies, and to apply, see our Vacancies page here.

Alternatively, we can provide printed application forms should you require reasonable adjustments.

To request a printed application form, please email recruitment@eastlighthomes.co.uk

What if I can’t find a role I’m looking for?

We welcome general applications for individuals who want to express their interest in working at Eastlight, even if there isn't a specific job opening that aligns with their profile at the moment.

You can email your CV to recruitment@eastlighthomes.co.uk or you can sign up for job alerts here

Does Eastlight have deadlines to their applications?

While some positions may have specific deadlines, others may remain open until suitable candidates are found. It's advisable to check the individual job listings on our website for information on application deadlines. We recommend submitting your application at your earliest convenience to ensure consideration.

How can I get more information about the role?

You can contact a member of our Talent Acquisition Team to request an informal chat about the role you’re interested in.

Our friendly team will provide you with an overview of the role and guidance on the application process. Please email recruitment@eastlighthomes.co.uk with your contact number and availability, and a member of the Talent Team will reach out to you directly (we’re open from 8.30 to 5pm, Monday– Friday).

What should I expect at an interview?

The interview process at Eastlight is designed to assess your skills, experiences, and suitability for the role. Interviews may take place in various formats, including in person, virtually through video conferencing, or a combination of both, depending on the nature of the position.

Additionally, some positions may involve assessments or tests to evaluate specific job-related skills. Details regarding the format and any assessments will be communicated to candidates in advance.

How many interview rounds will there be?

The number of interview rounds candidates go through varies based on the position and complexity of the role. Generally, candidates can expect to participate in between one and three interview rounds.

These rounds may include initial screenings, technical assessments, and final interviews with key stakeholders (online and in person). The specific details about the interview rounds will be outlined during the recruitment process.

Can I follow up on my application?

It is recommended to wait approximately one to two weeks after submitting your application before sending a follow-up email.

Our vacancies usually state a specified application deadline, so it is encouraged to wait until 1 week after this date, to allow sufficient time for the Hiring Manager to review all applications.

All candidates will receive an application outcome via email or telephone call within 10 days of the vacancy closing date.

You can follow up with our friendly Talent Acquisition team by emailing recruitment@eastlighthomes.co.uk