The benefits on offer at Sovereign Housing Association

The benefits offered by Sovereign Housing Association:

Pension and group risk

  • A defined contribution (DC) salary sacrifice pension scheme for all employees, with employer-matched contributions up to a total of 12% (employee/employer).
  • Life assurance for all employees at four times salary.

Healthcare and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance (PMI) scheme, employer paid for all employees with the option to add dependants.
  • Employee assistance programme, employer-paid for all employees.
  • Virtual GP service, employer-paid for all employees.
  • Wellbeing portal and wellbeing app.
  • Occupational health service.
  • Mental Health First Aider support.
  • Health cash plan, voluntary benefit, employee paid.
  • Dental insurance, voluntary benefit, employee paid.
  • Critical illness insurance, voluntary benefit, employee paid.
  • Access to gym discounts through flexible benefits portal.


  • 25 days of annual leave, increasing by one day each year up to 30 days.
  • Employees can buy up or sell up to five days of leave.
  • Long service awards: an additional day off given for five years, £500 at 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years.

Other benefits

  • Flexible benefits allowance for all employees.
  • Bikes-for-work scheme.
  • Voluntary benefits scheme with access to retail discounts and vouchers.
  • Flexible working.
  • Onsite café at head office and self-service kitchen areas in all offices with access to free tea, coffee and squash.
  • Discretionary company bonus based on meeting financial and customer service key performance indicators.
  • Technology loan scheme.
  • Season ticket loan.
  • Payroll giving scheme.

Employee recognition 

An online recognition platform available all year that includes:

  • Peer-to-peer recognition through a range of e-cards which are based on company core values.
  • Manager instant monetary awards consisting of bronze, silver and gold retaile voucher awards. Each level has set criteria for going above and beyond day-to-day role.
  • Quarterly awards.
  • Ideas recognition scheme.