Our promises: employment and volunteering

  • Involvement of tenants in paid work and volunteering to be a central aim of RBH Employment Strategy.
  • Invest in more advice, guidance and signposting for tenants from its Employment Adviser giving them help to access training or find work          
  • Identify a specific community budget to support involvement & volunteering activity
  • Provide additional apprenticeships / traineeships/training for local people

What we've delivered: employment and volunteering

We've provided workplace volunteering opportunities to 96 people over five years, and we have supported 61 Apprentice & Trainee placements since 2012, and we will shortly advertise for our 2017 opportunities! Keep an eye on www.rbh.org.uk/jobs in May to find out more!

We've worked with our major contractors to provide an apprenticeship for every £2m spent in major works and redevelopment, and we've delivered environmental traineeships through our partnership work with Groundwork. We've also worked with local high schools to promote job readiness through CV and interview coaching.

We've provided funding to community organisations across the Borough to deliver volunteer led projects.

  • 2012/13 - 14 community groups delivering 31 projects
  • 2013/14 - 10 community groups delivering 23 projects
  • 2014/15 – 17 community groups delivering 27 projects
  • 2015/16 – 15 community groups delivering 26 projects
  • 2016/17 – 19 community groups delivering 29 projects

We provide one to one support through work clubs, and we've now completed our worklessness strategy review and developed our work and skills strategy for 2016-19. As promised, we have a specific budget for volunteering within our Learning & Development Team, and a specific budget for community volunteering through the community partnership team.

Your Most Memorable Moments

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Getting involved in our celebrations

In April, May and June we'll be sharing with you what we're done to keep the 50 promises we made when we took over ownership of the homes formerly owned by the Council. We’ll post information online and via social media and invite you to send in your ‘Most Memorable Moments’ (your MMMs) of the past five years.

Your most memorable moment might be something that was life changing - like moving into your home or starting work for RBH. It might be something that had a big impact: new kitchen or bathroom or meeting a new neighbour or colleague. It may be something that was difficult: the floods last Christmas spring to mind or an emergency repair. It might be equally be something very simple.

We want to know what stands out in your memory. We want to hear your stories. We will add your MMM comments and photos to each promise to create an online album to share everyone’s experiences. We will showcase the album at our “All Together” Annual Members Meeting on 12 September.

Send your most memorable moments to membership@rbh.org.uk or using our special online form.

As an added bonus, everyone who submits a memory will be entered into a draw to win £200 in shopping vouchers!