Working for Pickering and Ferens Homes


Pickering and Ferens Homes is a registered charity, a registered social landlord and a member of the Almshouse Association. The association manages over 1200 properties within the city of Kingston upon Hull and the East Riding. The aim of the association is to provide high quality homes for older people, in housing need throughout the city of Kingston upon Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Are you interested in working with us?

We offer a friendly team environment working within the city centre, offering a competitive range of benefits including:

Come on…join us!

To apply for advertised posts please click on the job title you are interested in and download the application form, job description, person specification and additional forms.

Satisfactory police criminal records disclosures will be required in the event of successful appointments.

Current Vacancies

  1. Independent Board Trustee

    Unremunerated, all reasonable expenses paid.

    We are always keen to hear from people who are interested in finding out more about our Board of Trustee roles. The non-executive board trustee will join our Board of 12 who share our vision for being an exemplary provider of housing and services to older people.

    We are a small, locally based housing association and Almshouse Charity but that doesn’t mean we are short on ambition. Over the last 3 years we have achieved 10% growth, creating 122 new homes. In partnership with Residents and Staff, the Board is shaping our future to ensure that we optimise our ability to support local housing and health related strategies and provide homes people love to live in.

    We welcome applications from all sectors of the community to reflect the diversity of our customers and our communities. We are currently underrepresented with female Trustees and people from minority ethnic origins.

    In line with our charitable objects and the will of our legacy benefactors, preferably but not essentially, candidates are able to demonstrate a connection to our areas of operation i.e. Hull and East Yorkshire. It is anticipated that applicants will live no more than 90 minutes’ drive from our office. The time commitment is approximately 1.5 days per month to include board meetings, training, strategy discussions, committees and other meetings throughout the year.

    We believe that this is a perfect opportunity to develop your non-executive experience, being part of a successful local housing charity with a strong track record and nationally recognised performance.

    To register your interest, please submit a current CV, short supporting statement (no more than 2 pages A4 size) and send with the completed equalities monitoring form to Racheal Hoult and marked Private and Confidential. Email submissions can be made by sending to or by post to Pickering and Ferens Homes, Silvester House, Silvester Street, Hull HU1 3HA.

    For an informal discussion with the Chief Executive, Claire Warren, please ring Racheal Hoult, Governance and Executive Support Assistant on 01482 313514.


    PFH – Final Accounts 2015-16
    Independent Trustees advert
    Business Plan 2017-2020
    Trustee Role Description
    IIP Gold Top-Up Report
    Trustee Expenses Policy
    Equal Opportunities Annual Monitoring Form

  2. Property & Compliance Manager

    37 hours per week
    Actual Salary £40,000

    Would you like to work for a successful local housing association with a rich heritage and passion for providing quality housing and services for people in later life?

    We are looking for a Property & Compliance Manager to join us with the primary responsibility of ensuring we continue to deliver excellent customer service to our residents. Reporting to the Property Services Director, key responsibilities will include:-

    • Ensuring Health & Safety is regularly monitored and reviewed and in line with legislation and best practice both internally and by our contractors.
    • Managing a Property Services team of four people ensuring all building maintenance, associated mechanical and electrical service works and planned investment programmes are carried out in accordance with associated legislation and Pickering and Ferens business plan for our portfolio of circa 1400 properties.
    • Assist in the preparation, monitoring and expenditure of maintenance budgets including major repairs, cyclical maintenance, planned and general office maintenance and miscellaneous works.
    • Monitoring and reviewing performance for all areas of the operational property services function, providing performance information and associated improvement plans.
    • Reviewing the risk register and proposing actions and control procedures to minimise risk.
    • Attending to out of hours emergencies as part of an emergency call out team on occasions. This is a fundamental part of the role so own transport and a clean driving license is required.

    The ideal candidate will have:-

    • IOSH and / or NEBOSH qualifications, current first aid qualifications and a Building Studies / Construction related qualification and over three year’s property services management experience.
    • Experience of managing a property services team ideally within the housing sector, however, other sector experience will be considered.
    • Experience of managing and monitoring contractors within the building / construction industry.
    • Ability to drive continuous improvements within our working practices.
    • A track record of delivering cost effective maintenance programmes.
    • Excellent working knowledge and experience of both Microsoft packages and a customer management information database (e.g. Kypera) particularly within a property services function.
    • The ability to relate well to people and manage expectations in a positive and calm manner, building good working relationships with staff, contractors and residents.

    We know our workforce is fundamental to our success with a drive to deliver quality services to our residents. In return we offer an excellent pension provision, health care cash plan, generous family and annual leave entitlements and the ability to work flexi time.

    So, if you have the above qualities and want to be part of an organisation who is passionate to provide quality services please forward your CV with a supporting statement detailing how you meet the essential criteria and what attracted you to this position along with a completed equalities form which can be found on our website to

    For an informal discussion with regards the role please contact Sharon Brookes, Property Services Director on 01482 223783.

    Applications are to be received no later than 5pm: 3 December 2017
    Interviews are anticipated for: 15 December 2017

    PFH is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion/beliefs or age.

    We are committed to safeguarding vulnerable adults; therefore, clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.

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    Silvester House
    The Maltings
    Silvester Street
    HU1 3HA

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    Pickering and Ferens Homes is a non-profit making registered Housing Association (A4020), a registered charity (No 1014862) and a member of the National Almshouse Association (No 981)

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