Why work here

Why work here



Wandle is changing day by day so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us. We need bright, customer-centric individuals to help shape our future and change our customers’ lives for the better. Here are some of the best reasons to join us...

A great working environment

Wandle proudly supports people across south London who need a home. Its why we were formed in 1967, and why we exist today. Since then we have grown into an organisation with over 7,000 homes across nine south London boroughs and almost 200 staff.

The Merton Family Housing Trust (Wandle’s original name) was formed by a group of local people who were concerned about homelessness and felt that is was possible to do something practical about it. They had a simple aim: “to provide homes for homeless families, regardless of colour, language, race, or creed”.

52 years on, we face the greatest housing crisis since the end of the Second World War and Wandle is doing its bit to build the homes south Londoners need.

We continue to invest in the communities in which we were founded, supporting local organisation and encouraging residents to realise their full potential.

Our plans for the future are as ambitious as ever as we look to build new homes and invest significantly in our existing properties, ensuring they are places our residents feel proud to call home.

A good quality, affordable home is the key to a successful and fulfilling life. That belief has been at the heart of our work for the past 50 years and it will continue to be so for the next 50.

Room to develop 

Things are developing rapidly, so we need our people to do the same. If you believe that anything is possible and you're ready to learn, we'll be with you all the way. These are a few of the opportunities we offer:
  • Bespoke learning programmes – to uncover new talents, like managing people or sharpening specific technical skills.
  • On-the-job experiences to improve your core skills – for example, dealing with demanding customers.
  • Coaching and mentoring – learn from people who've been there and done it.
  • Plus lots of other training events, courses and conferences.

Rewards to keep you happy

Life here at Wandle is exciting, fast paced and challenging. Keeping customers satisfied and well informed depends on keeping our people happy so we’re always asking how can we improve. As well as a competitive reward package and a wide range of benefits that can be tailored to suit you, we try to offer nice perks too – like free fruit every Monday.

Freedom to explore

People do their best work when they feel stimulated, challenged and inspired so we’ll do our best to make sure you do. With so much change on the agenda, there’s certainly plenty of freedom here to explore new ideas and push boundaries.

Respect for Equality & Diversity 

Equality & Diversity is central to the way we work. We promote fairness and opportunity for both our customers and our people. Join us and you can be sure that the services you’re helping deliver are built around the demands of the diverse communities we serve.

Clear Leadership

We’ve got a clear vision and mission, a passionate leadership team. You’ll get regular company-wide updates. If we’re doing our job properly, you’ll feel a true part of something bigger and understand how your hard work can help us to achieve our collective goals.


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