About us

Orwell Housing Association provides homes for over 7,500 residents by managing approximately 4,000 properties, throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge and Essex. We provide care, support, housing management, property development and estate services and we employ around 700 staff including relief and volunteers.

Our mission for the next five years is to embrace our vision, working as an organisation and with our partners and customers to ensure that: "Together We Make A Difference". Alongside our values of people-focused, ambitious, collaborative, and effective, we are passionate about having a positive impact in everything we do.

We are a Sunday Times Top 100 Employer and a Silver Standard Investors in People accredited organisation. We aim to provide a supportive working environment alongside a non-judgemental and open culture, that promotes workplace wellbeing and professional development. We are proud to say we know our communities because we are part of our communities.

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“Orwell has some ambitious plans for the future, and I am looking forward to continuing the great work the organisation is renowned for.”

Wendy Evans-Hendrick - CEO

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“No matter what part of the business you work in your colleagues are always pleased to see you and have a quick chat, which makes it such a nice environment to work in.”

Andrea

Service Manager, Levington Court

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“Working alongside my team and colleagues who can truly make a difference to somebodies’ day or life is what it is all about.”

Caterina

Head of Customer Services

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“There’s always something to get involved with, whether it’s fundraising events, supporting local charities or even a scavenger hunt!”

Mark

Senior Development Officer

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“Orwell enables me to have a positive impact on the community I live in. Combine that with the great company culture, it’s a winner for me. I have been here over 15 years and love it.”

Mike

Property and Construction Manager

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“I have a brilliant manager; Orwell has great company culture and allows personal development and growth.”

Phyl

Service Manager, Christchurch House

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“Orwell has given me a new family, tenants and colleagues alike. I’m so proud to be a part of the team!”

Christina Dickinson

Care Assistant, Steeple View

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“I enjoy working in the scheme and with a supportive, kind team. I hope to be here until I retire.”

Sonia

Domestic, Jamie Cann House

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“It’s such a rewarding job and I love making a difference”

Beth

Support Worker, Balfour House

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“I started with Orwell in October 2019 as a Business Administration Apprentice, and in this time, my colleagues have made me feel so welcome and taught me so much! I am now a full-time member of the team and I hope to stay with Orwell and grow alongside it.”

Ella

Talent Acquisition Administrator, Head Office

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“I like working at Orwell because of the friendly colleagues. It's easy to do your best work when you work with great people”

George Heath-Collins

IT Support Technician

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“It is the comradery of my colleagues that make each day a pleasure to be part of”

Cathy

Payroll Officer

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“I’ve worked here for 14 years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else”

Adele

Service Manager, Sydney Brown House

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“Every person in every role at Orwell helps change lives and that’s really special”

Michelle

Director of People & Culture

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