At Southern Housing Group, we have a growth mindset which means we believe that talent isn’t something you’re born with, it’s something that can be developed. We’re proud of our award-winning Learning and Development Team that deliver a wide range of internal and external learning and development opportunities to allow our colleagues to grow within our organisation.
Here’s just some of the learning and development opportunities available to our colleagues:
Management and leadership development
We have programmes available for ambitious colleagues who have the potential to be a successful manager or leader. This programme focuses on maximising personal effectiveness, self-awareness and leadership skills. By building practical foundation management and supervisory skills, this programme helps colleagues to develop themselves for current or potential management roles within the business. We’re also developing leadership programmes across the business.
Internal and external courses
There’s a great selection of courses, conferences or e-learning sessions available to everyone. This can include (but isn’t limited to) learning our in-house systems, updating Microsoft Office skills, time management, safeguarding adults and children and professional qualifications.
We encourage regular job shadowing for those who want to know what it’s like to work in a certain role or area of the business. This could be because they’re contemplating a career move, or simply that they want to get a better understanding of how that role or team operates. Job shadowing involves working closely with another colleague from either the same team, a different internal department or even an external organisation to learn more about different job roles and responsibilities, and to gain valuable experience.
We actively look to support our colleagues with their studies to gain qualifications which would benefit their role or their future career progression. This may mean we help with funding or make arrangements to allow colleagues to attend study sessions outside of the organisation. Colleagues can discuss their individual needs with their line manager.
With our commitment to the developing our colleagues, we often advertise our current vacancies as secondment opportunities which help with personal and career development.
Our accreditations and awards
We are committed to clear communications and a corporate member of the Plain English Campaign
We are proud of our Disability Confident accredited status and certification as a Mindful employer
2-times winner at the Charity Learning Awards – Best Use of Resources and Organisational Buy-in, Raising the Learning & Development Profile