Discover Stonewater

We celebrate success and are always honest with each other. That feeling that everyone around you is pulling together to get things done and that when we work together, we are unstoppable - that's all part of life at Stonewater.

At Stonewater, we believe that nothing is impossible. We're driven by our Vision, Mission and Values, and inspire others always to strive to succeed. Our passion and determination are what sets us apart. 

We're looking for like-minded people to join our team of more than 800 colleagues who embody our Values of being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial.

A career at Stonewater is a rewarding one and provides you with the opportunity to bring your individuality and skills to an organisation that embraces change and is open to new ideas.

You'll be joining an organisation recognised as a two-star workplace in 2023 by Best Companies - which also ranked us as one of the Top 100 Large Organisations to work for in the UK and one of the Top 25 Best Housing Associations. You'll also enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, continuous training and development opportunities, access to employee networks, and much more.

Working at Stonewater means:

You can bring your whole self to work

As a Stonewater colleague, you’re encouraged to bring your whole self to work.

We support and facilitate conversations and initiatives around equality, diversity and inclusion, with a number of calendar events, employee networking groups, and a productive colleague forum. Hear from our LGBTQ+ group, Spectrum, about their time at Brighton Pride 2022.

We’re a Disability Confident Employer, working towards the accreditation of Disability Confident Leader, which will allow us to record and report on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace to better support our colleague.

We’re also proud to have achieved the accreditation of Exemplary Employer for the Investing in the Ethnicity Maturity Matrix, and to have been named one of the Top 10 Outstanding Organisations in the UK Ethnicity Awards.

We’re committed to being a Menopause Friendly employer and we’re working towards Menopause Friendly accreditation. 

Continuous improvement and career progression at all levels

Development is one of the key pillars of our people strategy. Our learning and development offer is independently accredited by LPI.

We’re committed to facilitating everyone’s journey with Stonewater, and provide opportunities for personal and professional development, including:

  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • On-the-job training
  • Study for formal qualifications
  • Conference and seminar opportunities
  • E-learning and workshops
  • Secondment opportunities
  • Job shadowing and coaching
  • Housing Diversity Network Mentoring Programme

Step Up To Manager programme

We know there’s no limit to our colleagues’ potential. Our popular Step Up To Manager programme, open to everyone, aims to equip and inspire new and aspiring leaders.

Here’s what one colleague shared with us following completion of our Step Up To Manager Programme:

“The Step Up To Manager programme has clearly paid off as I'm starting my new management role soon. I have grown so much during my time with the organisation, and I think that the programme helped equip me with the mindset to really shine in my interview. My interview feedback was that I ‘lit up the virtual room’ with my passion and practical and empathetic approach to how I would tackle the role, and that is in no small part thanks to my ongoing Stonewater journey and some of the pauses for thought brought up in some of the Step Up To Manager sessions”.

Staying connected through technology

We believe colleagues should have the best of both worlds.

From roadshows to virtual get-togethers, we find ways to stay connected in a hybrid world and create synergies that make colleagues feel they’re part of a team, wherever they are. ​

We’re also embarking on a digital transformation journey, creating systems and processes to help our people to work smarter, not harder.

A fantastic benefits package

We offer a fantastic benefits package, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Family-friendly working environment
  • Hybrid flexible working approach 
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities
  • Employee helpline, offering independent, confidential information, counselling and support
  • Holiday trading
  • Access to hundreds of benefits, discounts and rewards 


We also offer colleagues the chance to own their own home at a fraction of the cost through our myOwnHome shared ownership initiative.

As part of our vision for everyone to have the opportunity to have a place that they can call home, we recognise that for many of our colleagues, home ownership is an aspiration that is out of reach. That’s why we set up the initiative back in 2018.

Put simply, Stonewater can purchase an eligible home on a colleague’s behalf and lease it back to them at a share they can afford. Read our case studies to see how the initiative has helped more than 30 colleagues so far.

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Browse our latest vacancies

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We're always looking for people who are passionate about delivering excellent customer experience to join us. 

Giving something back

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Our colleagues tell us how important it is for them to give something back. Find out how we're volunteering and supporting charities. 

Women in Housing

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In 2019, three remarkable Stonewater colleagues and one outstanding scheme were shortlisted for Women in Housing awards.

Hear from our employees

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Watch our vodcasts to hear what we're working on across Stonewater.