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Kingdom Housing Association

Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) is a Registered Social Landlord with charitable status.

KHA is the parent company of the Kingdom Group and there are 2 subsidiary organisations.  Kingdom Initiatives Ltd (KI), is our non charitable subsidiary, and can progress activities that KHA can’t undertake, due to its charitable status.

Kingdom Support and Care CIC (KSC) is the second Kingdom subsidiary. KSC is a Community Interest Company and provides a full range of care and support services to help people to live independently in the community.  All Kingdom companies progress activities that compliment and contribute to achieving the Group objectives.

We are based in Fife and work across East Central Scotland, providing housing to meet a wide range of needs, over the years we have developed over 7500 affordable homes, the majority being for social rent, however we also provide Mid Market Rent, affordable housing for sale and factoring services.  Kingdom employs around 380 staff and has a turnover of circa £20m per annum.

In addition, we are involved in a number of initiatives which go beyond the mainstream housing provision, in support of our mission ‘More than a Home’.

These include:

  • Managing the Fife Care and Repair and Small Repairs Service.
  • Private Sector Adaptations Service in Fife.
  • Kingdom Works, which provides employment and training initiatives.

Through our Community Initiatives programme, we also work with a number of partners, including schools and colleges helping to deliver community benefits.

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Fair Work First Statement

Kingdom Housing Association has an active Employee Forum which consists of representatives from staff groups across the organisation, the Group Chief Executive, HR Director and Housing Director. The Forum is consulted on proposed changes in the organisation and acts as a conduit of questions and opinions to senior management. 

The organisation makes significant investments in the development of its workforce. As well as individual, team and organisational training, an extensive trainee programme provides fully paid, holistic 3-4 year training for trades apprenticeships, young people, graduates, people looking to change careers and homeless people. 

Whilst Kingdom does utilise some “relief” workers who do not have set hours, there is no expectation on those people to undertake any work offered or that they are excluded from working for any other organisation. 

A number of initiatives have been undertaken to make Kingdom a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Two employee-led networks (Women at Work and LGBTQ+) have been established and support and assistance are offered to all staff who wish to create other networks. 

To tackle the stigma of homelessness Kingdom’s Naumann Initiative provides employment and a home to homeless people and guarantees an interview to any job applicant who meets the essential criteria for a role and has recently experienced homelessness. 

Kingdom is in the process of developing an Inclusion Forum involving both staff and tenant representatives who will act as voices for minority and disadvantaged groups. 

Kingdom is accredited as a Scottish Living Wage Employer and all staff are paid the Real Living Wage. A holistic ‘SMART Working’ Policy and an extensive ‘Family Friendly’ Policy have been introduced, both of which extend significantly beyond Kingdom’s statutory obligations. Though it varies by role type, staff are afforded as much flexibility as is practical both in terms of where and when they work.

Kingdom has never used ‘fire and rehire’ practices and does not envisage doing so in the future. Kingdom regularly undertakes internal and external assessments of what it feels like to work with the organisation. Although Kingdom holds Investors in People Gold, Investors in Young People Platinum and Best Companies ‘Outstanding’ accreditations amongst others, every assessment is scrutinised along with internal opinion surveys and anecdotal feedback from employee representatives to identify ways to make Kingdom an even better place to work.