Work for Us
Thank you for your interest in working for Hafod. To see our current roles please visit our Vacancies page.
We are a large organisation with over 1,250 staff. We provide a wide range of housing, care and support across South and West Wales to help make lives better.
We believe that recruiting passionate, motivated and dedicated employees is key to delivering excellent services and making lives better. We want our employees to be people focussed with a commitment to providing a quality service in their area of the business.
Our Culture and Values
When you come to work for Hafod, you’ll be joining an organisation that places our Values at the heart of everything we do. That’s why it’s important that we recruit people not only with the right skills and potential but also those who can identify with our Values. What that means is that you probably already share some or all of our Values and together with your skills, you’ll know that you’ve made a great decision to join us.
Our Values came about by listening to our employees and agreeing the five Values which make up “The Hafod Way”. These are underpinned by the behaviours which guide us to live the Values every day and ultimately help to Make Lives Better.
What we offer
We recognise that all our staff are hardworking and talented. That’s why we offer more than just the monthly pay cheque.
Here are just some of the reasons to join us and start a career at Hafod:
- A competitive salary
- A minimum leave entitlement of 5.6 weeks
- Automatic enrolment into a pension scheme
- Free eye test vouchers for VDU users + contribution towards the cost of glasses if they have been prescribed specifically for use with display screen equipment
- Family friendly policies & procedures
- Payment of one professional subscription per employee (relevant to the role)
- Other benefits specific to the relevant roles
- A range of Salary Sacrifice schemes, including: Cycle to Work, Childcare Vouchers, Pension Salary Sacrifice.
Learning and Development
To be successful Hafod needs skilled and dedicated people who will help us to fulfil our mission of Making Lives Better. Your development is of great importance and we will help you to be the best that you can be.
Hafod people are focussed on doing a great job. If you are looking to take things further and develop your career path, we will support you with ongoing training and qualifications.
- A structured induction plan to help you settle into your role quickly and effectively
- A commitment to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP)
- Opportunities to pursue professional qualifications
- Access to a wide range of E-learning topics
We are always interested in what you have to say and communication is key to our success and a priority for Hafod, as to do your job successfully you need to know what’s going on! Our methods of communication include annual staff conferences, focus groups, away days, surveys and staff representative groups to ensure that everyone has a forum and a voice to discuss matters which are important to them.
- A positive and friendly environment
- Sociable place to work
- Equal opportunities employer - Hafod is committed to Equality & Diversity. We welcome interest from all members of the community. We make our recruitment decisions based on your talent, skill and ability
Health and Wellbeing
Current VacanciesIf you've like what you've seen so far why not take a look at our current vacancies and submit your application online.
Your Guide to Applying
You will be shortlisted on the basis of the information you provide in your application. Before submitting an application, please look at the job profile and ensure you meet all the requirements listed.
Ensure all your personal information and contact details are accurate so you can be contacted throughout the recruitment process.
You must be able to provide your National Insurance Number or any other information requested, in order to confirm your identity.
Try to select referees who are able to support your application, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.
Under Schedule 1 of the Housing Act 1996, if you are related to any current or former member of staff, Board member or contractor/consultant of Hafod you must declare this on your application. State their name and how they are related to you.
Describe your current or most recent job, giving an outline of your duties and responsibilities. If you are no longer in this employment, please state your reason for leaving. Provide details of your previous work experience starting with your current or most recent employer and ensure you provide details of any gaps in your employment.
Education, Qualifications and Relevant Training.
Please provide all relevant details relating to your qualifications and training. We will ask you for sight of your original certificates prior to you starting employment with us, and any offer may be withdrawn if your qualifications cannot be verified. If you are a member of a professional body, please provide details.
Work Experience/Skills & Knowledge/Personal Qualities/Special Aptitudes
When completing this section, consider the criteria set out in the job description and apply the knowledge, skills, education, training, achievements and experience you have gained both within and outside formal employment. It is important that you show how you meet the criteria, not just state that you do!
Please complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring section, which is used for gathering information only. Your answers are completely confidential and will be used for monitoring purposes only. Hafod wants to treat everyone equally whatever their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, religious belief, marital status or disability.
Hafod has adopted the principle that, in the conduct of its business, it will treat the Welsh and English language on the basis of equality. Please indicate your level of ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh.
Employees with a disability or health condition are entitled in law to ‘reasonable adjustments’ to address their needs for support in the workplace. Therefore we are interested in any disability or health condition that may require a reasonable adjustment to overcome any such barriers.
This part must be completed regardless of whether or not you have any criminal convictions. For employees who work with children or vulnerable adults, you will be asked to apply for an enhanced DBS check as these posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. This will contain details of all spent and unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands and final warnings from the Police National Computer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hafod does not normally accept CV’s as a form of application. You must complete the online application form or contact us to request a paper copy.
If you are interested in the same position, but based at different locations, please get in touch with the Recruitment Team and we can transfer your application across to multiple locations.
You will receive an email to confirm your application has been submitted successfully. Each position will be given a closing date and once this has passed, the manager will review all applications and you will be contacted by phone or email to let you know whether or not you have been shortlisted for an interview.
This is dependent upon the position you apply for and the criteria on the job description.
Normally, no. We take life experience into account and full training is provided.
It depends on the role you are applying for. Some roles are subject to a standard or an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We look at any history of criminal convictions carefully. The nature of the conviction will be assessed on a post by post and applicant by applicant basis. Our duty to protect vulnerable service users is paramount.
This is dependent upon the post applied for. Typically, when we receive applications they are short listed by the relevant manager. If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited to an individual interview. If you are successful at the interview, you are then offered a post within Hafod, subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks.
All successful applicants are required to provide 2 references (one of which should be from your most recent employer), criminal declaration and, where relevant, a DBS certificate.
No – this is paid for by Hafod.
If you are successful at interview, the time required to process an application is dependent upon the receipt of satisfactory pre employment checks. Typically, receipt of an enhanced DBS Certificate takes between 4 – 6 weeks.
Yes, please bring a copy of:
• Proof of identity (i.e. passport/birth certificate and National Insurance Card)
• Certificates of relevant qualifications
We are not able to refund any travel costs incurred for attending interviews.
This is dependent upon the position for which you have applied and will be detailed within the job description.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, feedback will not be provided on individual applications. We can only advise that the panel did not feel your application demonstrated that you met the criteria required for the role you were applying for.