Working for HCA

The recruitment process, workplace benefits, holiday and leave, pay, pension and conditions at Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

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The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) was replaced by in January 2018 by Homes England and the Regulator of Social Housing.

You can find about more about working for Homes England and working for Regulator of Social Housing.


Wherever you work in HCA, you can expect a competitive salary and benefits that include:

  • final salary pension
  • 33 days holiday a year
  • relocation package, if necessary
  • performance-related pay
  • flexible working arrangements
  • life and personal accident cover
  • health screening scheme
  • childcare vouchers
  • season ticket loan
  • bike loan scheme


Our job vacancies are advertised on the civil service job site.

We receive a high number of applications so we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you haven’t heard from us 4 weeks after the closing date for applications, you can assume we won’t be taking your application any further.

We invite successful candidates to a competency-based interview. Before the interview, you should read through and understand the HCA competency framework (PDF, 508KB, 26 pages).

Security conditions for employment

If you are successful in your application, HCA will ask you to provide certain information, such as proof of your eligibility to work in the UK and details of any unspent convictions, in order to meet the HMG baseline personnel security standard.

For all London appointments you will also need to complete a counter terrorism check and obtain clearance during your probationary period prior to your employment being confirmed.

We are a level 2 Disability Confident Employer