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Learning culture champion sought by Unity

Unity Homes and Enterprise has opened applications for a new part-time position with the task of championing a learning culture and positively impacting how the Leeds-based BME housing association operates.

Reporting to Resources Director Ann Marie Matson, the Human Resources and Organisational Development (HROD) Business Partner will work closely with directors and managers to ensure the skills and capacity of the staffing team meet Unity’s current and emerging needs.

The successful candidate will be a CIPD qualified professional (Level 5+) with experience of overseeing change management projects.

They will also be committed to Unity’s social purpose and possess a clear understanding of how to successfully combine efficiency with an organisation’s wider social and economic objectives.

Cedric Boston, Unity Homes and Enterprise Chief Executive, said: “The role of HROD Business Partner is key to Unity’s continued progression and presents a wonderful opportunity to join our small and friendly Resources Team.

“We are seeking a determined professional wanting to make a difference and with a passion for achieving outstanding customer outcomes.

“There is an organisational focus on developing an innovative and creative culture driven by our values.  The successful candidate will work with the senior management team to ensure our staff are well informed, customer focussed and committed to tackling inequality in all its forms.

“We want someone who will support us in delivering Unity’s ambitious corporate plan and a customer experience that raises the bar to a new height.”

Applications close at midnight on 8 May 2023.

More information about the position, including a recruitment pack, is available on the Unity Homes and Enterprise website.

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Picture Cedric Boston, Unity Homes and Enterprise Chief Executive   Notes to editors Unity Homes and Enterprise Unity Housing Association was formed in 1987 with the objective of building a strong, BME-led, community housing association to address the needs of black and minority ethnic communities in Leeds.  The initial focus was on Chapeltown, but this has widened to other areas of the city including Harehills, Beeston, Holbeck, Chapel Allerton and Pudsey.  Alongside two schemes in Huddersfield, a new affordable housing development has recently been completed in Cleckheaton.  With a turnover of £6.8 million and an annual investment in new and existing homes of around £6.5 million, Unity now manages over 1,350 properties for tenants from all communities and ethnic backgrounds. In 2000 the association established its not-for-profit subsidiary company, Unity Enterprise, to support local entrepreneurial activity.  It now provides 142 affordable business units for more than 80 diverse businesses across three centres in Leeds. Unity Employment Services (UES) was set-up in 2011 to support Unity tenants and their surrounding communities in accessing employment and training opportunities.  It has since supported more than 1,700 individuals into work and training.

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