Working for Us

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Denise Cherry, Scheme Co-ordinator

Make Your Mark with Alpha

Alpha nurtures a positive and productive working environment characterised by good relationships and high expectations. Our team members work with a high degree of autonomy, being trusted to do a good job and supported through enabling line management.

Collaboration and learning are fostered through regular gatherings of Head Office and Scheme staff, as well as periodic all-staff events. We encourage the use of technology to share information and facilitate co-operation, such as through use of the 'Workplace' social media app.

Many Alpha team members value our size allowing them to personally know all their colleagues. Also, as a smaller and less hierarchical housing association, staff members can take on greater and more varied responsibilities earlier in their careers than might be possible elsewhere.

Tree planting project
Tree planting project, Lowry Court

Investing in Your Future

Alpha actively invests in our team members and supports them to thrive in their careers. Team members receive ongoing in-house and external training to keep up-to-date in their areas and to develop new skills.

Participation in sector forums, such as those run by NIFHA and CIH, is encouraged. Membership of relevant professional bodies is supported, including through us paying membership fees. Professional accreditation and the gaining of qualifications is enabled through making time available and helping with fees.

Build Your Career With Us

Assistant Maintenance Manager Michael Chivers directs Alpha Housing's £1.5m p.a. planned maintenance programme.

Having joined Alpha in 2014, Michael has gained new qualifications and won promotion within the Maintenance Department. In this short film, Michael outlines his role in helping ensure Alpha provides high-quality homes, and why he has chosen to build his career with us.

What our staff say about Alpha Housing

I’m so glad to work for a company that cares about the well-being of the tenants and staff. I felt totally safe during the pandemic with everything that’s in place. I don’t think too many others out there are fortunate enough to say the same about their employer or job.

Lucy Patton Scheme Co-ordinator at Mooreland Close

I have a full-time position as a Scheme Co-ordinator with Alpha and love my job and tenants. It is like a home from home. I have never worked for an employer so accommodating and understanding of the challenges a working mother faces. I feel valued and important to the company.

Katrina McGregor Scheme Co-ordinator at Taylor Court

I believe I made the right choice in joining Alpha and building my career here. For anyone considering applying for a role with us I would encourage you to do so. It is a great place to work and our staff and tenants are great to work with.

Michael Chivers Assistant Maintenance Manager

Current Vacancies

Job Title Location Closing Date
Development Director Belfast 22/11/2021
Head of Finance (PDF 4 MB) Belfast 06/12/2021

Exciting Head of Finance Opportunity

Alpha Housing is recruiting a Head of Finance. This is a vital role in enabling Alpha to excel for valued tenants, as well as helping meet housing need through building new homes.

We are seeking an experienced, energetic, and resilient finance professional eager to make their mark. A fully qualified accountant, the appointee will be a strong all-rounder capable of inspiring colleagues and providing the necessary assurance to our Board, auditors, and regulators.

This is a great opportunity to make your mark in an ambitious and growing housing association committed to quality and innovation. The closing date for applications is Noon on Monday 6th December.

Lead Alpha's Delivery of Beautiful Homes

Alpha Housing is an ambitious housing association that builds beautiful homes. We invest in quality, with homes typically being bigger than those being built by other housing associations, and to a high specification when it comes to fixtures, fittings and surroundings.

We are now recruiting a high calibre Development Director to lead in the delivery of these high-quality new homes across NI. The successful candidate will harness their strong relationships with developers, landowners, agents and others, and their commercial acumen, to identify good opportunities.

Clarendon Executive is leading the search on Alpha's behalf, so for more information, please visit their website. The closing date for applications is Monday 22nd November 2021.