West Kent Housing Association


West Kent Housing Association (West Kent)

West Kent was the first housing association in the country to be accredited with the highest three star rating and 'excellent prospects for improvement' by the Audit Commission following our inspection in February 2006. In 2008, we were listed as a 'Sunday Times Top 100' Best Small Company to work for and awarded Best Companies Two Star Status in the same year.

Our vibrant, community-based social business provides quality, affordable homes to people living in the south east where there is high demand and insufficient supply. We manage over 5,500 homes and employ around 200 staff. We work to the principle that we are 'more than just a landlord' and our tenants are firmly at the heart of everything we do.

We have some great opportunities on the horizon and attracting and retaining high quality staff is paramount to our continued success. The results from the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small companies to work for - indicated that more than 84% of our staff agreed that people go out of their way to help each other and really care for one another.

Working for West Kent

Every organisation will say their staff are their most important asset, but at West Kent this is definitely the case. We always aim to go that one step further to nurture good relationships with our staff and we have been an Investor in People since 1994. Our relationship with our staff and our residents underpins everything we do.

What we can offer you

We are a friendly and open-minded organisation and we have continued to expand our workforce while remaining focused on employees' needs.

We offer a working environment and conditions where individuals can truly develop. Our annual appraisal process is carried out with enthusiasm and commitment and enables all employees to see how their efforts directly contribute to the Business Plan and our overall success.

At West Kent, we understand the importance of work-life balance. We offer an attractive benefits package which includes 25 days annual leave (plus 3 days at Christmas), a final salary pension scheme or life assurance, healthy lifestyle and personal development grants, the right to apply for flexible working, a two-way annual leave trade-in scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, and a child-care voucher scheme.


The Sevenoaks district is situated in west Kent and borders London, Surrey and Sussex. It is largely rural in nature with the vast majority of the area protected by the Green Belt.

Our head office in Sevenoaks town has good transport links, including two main line train stations, many first class tourist attractions and a wide range of local leisure facilities and local shops.

Anyone interested in applying for a post with West Kent can do so electronically via the on-line application form on the jobsgopublic website or by visitng our website www.westkent.org


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