Director of People at

Valleys to Coast




Thank you for your interest in becoming our new Director of People at Valleys to Coast.

We are a not for profit organisation who provide and manages over 6,000 homes across Bridgend, with a purpose that people feel happy and safe.

We truly recognise that our greatest strength is the people we employ. Our colleagues are the face of Valleys to Coast and they set the tone and focus for our customer experience. By creating a workplace that offers encouragement, development and fun that we hope colleagues will be inspired to play to their strengths and bring their best self to work every day.

An effective people strategy sits at the core of how we operate as an organisation and building a “can do” culture will help us to achieve the best for ourselves and those we serve will be fundamental to the way we do business and deliver social value.

If this is something you can support us with as a new member of our Strategic Leadership Team then please get in touch.

Here’s a quick video from our newly appointed Chief Executive Officer; Jo Oak explaining what she’s looking for in our next Director of People:

CEO Joanne Oak

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You will support us in becoming a modern, well run organisation that is defined by its amazing customer service and is a really great place to work.

As well as managing a core team of 6 HR, learning and OD colleagues, you’ll be our people expert working with our Board, Chief Executive, Strategic Leadership Team and colleagues across the business to shape drive and implement our people strategy.

Our strategy will be reflective of our values, purpose and mission of the organisation and fit for purpose and the future.

You will work with the leadership team on their people strategies and ensure that they operate in a safe and compliant manner from a people perspective.

You’ll be involved in a wide range of responsibilities, from union negotiations to recruitment, employee relations to leadership development.


You will be a HR professional with proven leadership capability and experience.

You will have the drive to deliver the very best service for our customers through effective management of HR and OD functions.

You will be CIPD qualified at least at Level 7 or MCIPD and have continuous professional development.


We are looking for someone who is a people person with the skills and experience to work with all colleagues from all backgrounds.

We employ a wide range of people who all do a wide range of varied jobs so it is essential that you are approachable and influential.

The leadership team is collaborative, dynamic and are looking forward to welcoming you as a trusted partner to the team.





Competitive Salary

Flexible Working
We value people and want to empower you to work where, when and how you choose, with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints. This will help you optimise your performance and deliver great value and customer service.

Our aim is to create a more responsive, efficient and effective organisation that improves business performance and increases customer satisfaction and hope our flexible working arrangements will help you achieve this.

Generous Annual Leave
We know how important it is to take regular breaks from work so you can rest and re-energise. You can enjoy a generous annual leave allowance, paid for by us.

You’ll receive a minimum of 25 holiday days each year, plus extra days annual leave each year you are with us up to 5 years. You’ll also receive the 8 days bank/public holidays.

Generous Pension Contribution
We recognise it is important to save money for later in life and by saving a little of your income regularly during your working life so you have an income if you choose to work less or retire.

To support this we offer a generous contribution to your pension by offering a scheme where:

You pay:
We pay:

If you ask anyone who works in housing about what it’s like to work here the majority of the answers will say definitely the people and how rewarding it is.

As an independent organisation, we occupy a unique position whereby we can combine our drivers of social purpose with delivering efficient business operations.

Don’t just take our word for it though, we are part of a wider campaign called ‘This is Housing’ where we showcase what the sector is really like and what career opportunities are available. Read what others say about working in the sector here:

Here’s what some of our colleagues say:

For me, there is also the huge benefit of knowing that the work I do every day contributes to that goal of building a better Wales and genuinely helping our customers. – Claire Marshall, Director of Finance

My job is not always easy and there have sometimes been difficult and upsetting situations to deal with, but the support I have always received from colleagues has been amazing. Being ‘more than just a landlord’ is often spoken about but that is absolutely true; customers remember you years after you have worked with them.Natalie Taylor, Community Housing Partner

I have now worked in the housing sector for more than 11 years and have definitely realised the importance that this sector brings. It is clear that we do more than just provide homes; it’s about building communities, where families feel safe and have opportunities to build a future for upcoming generations.Charles Sibanda, Finance Officer




We are all currently working remotely with both our office and depot closed due to the coronavirus situation but our head office is in Bridgend, South Wales.

It is easy access from Bridgend train station, the M4 and parking on site. This is an easily commutable location from Cardiff, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Vale of Glamorgan, R.C.T and Newport.

We are reviewing what the future of work looks like for us which hopefully you help shape what this looks like. Exciting times.

Tremains Business Park,

Tremains Rd,


CF31 1TZ