Working for Your Homes Newcastle

Working for YHNWe are an ‘Arms Length Management Organisation’ (ALMO) responsible for managing council homes on behalf of tenants and leaseholders for Newcastle City Council. 

Visit About us for information about our structure and our three star excellent rating by the Audit Commission.  You can also watch a short film made by and shown to our staff as part of our internal Destination Excellence campaign.

Why work for YHN?

Work life balance

YHN recognises that at all stages of our lives we work most effectively when we are able to successfully combine and achieve the right balance between work and caring or family responsibilities. YHN is committed to introducing policies that will enable employees to achieve this balance; benefiting both us and you!

Pension scheme

YHN operates an approved pension scheme which is the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The contribution figures change each year but generally you will contribute a third of the scheme's cost, and we will contribute the rest!

Annual leave

YHN offers very generous leave entitlement that takes account of previous service from certain other public sector employers, leading to a maximum of 28 days leave per year which does not include bank holidays, therefore offering a total maximum of 36 days.

Flexible working

Our flexi system seeks to maximise flexibility of working time to provide for both business and personal needs. With core times defined locally only when required and according to the needs of each department, you are able to work flexibly at any time during office opening (typically 07.00 until 19.00)

‘Flexi’ time can be used to take a little extra time off work, or to enable you to start a little later or finish earlier. In addition, your accrued time can be used up to take a maximum of 2 days flexi leave in any 4 week period.


YHN’s Organisational Development Team is dedicated to developing programmes that will help you both personally and professionally. When you join us, you will take part in a 1-day induction programme and will also be enrolled in various training programmes that we run throughout the year. Depending on your role we offer a range of opportunities to learn and develop including our ‘Mentoring Scheme.’  We have a number of work-based ‘mentors’ who can share the benefits of their experiences and knowledge by giving you guidance on your personal and career development.’

Continuous service

Any employee joining us from a local authority organisation or any other organisation covered by the modification order will be entitled to continuous service.

Our current Salary Structure (pdf)


approved employer

YHN accreditations