Careers at Gentoo

We are a values-led organisation, with a clear vision, a social purpose, and a commitment to invest in people, place and property.

Available jobs

View all the available jobs at Gentoo including apprenticeships, office-based roles, trades, and roles based in neighbourhoods and properties.
Available jobs

Our vision

Our vision is to have great homes, strong communities and inspired people across Sunderland.

Our values

We care about people
We take accountability
We shape the future
We bring leadership

Working for Gentoo

Our vision is about inspired people and strong communities. We believe that to be strong, our communities and workplaces need to be inclusive. We are passionate about making sure that the differences that make us unique are understood, valued and celebrated.

We are proud to be one of the largest employers in Sunderland and a leading provider of social housing in the North East. We offer competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package to attract, reward and retain our talented people. We continually develop what we offer, prove our commitment to our colleagues, and improve our understanding of how important their wellbeing and work-life balance is. This includes promoting a healthy working environment with the wellbeing of our colleagues at the forefront.

At Gentoo, our primary purpose is to support and strengthen our local communities by providing great homes to our customers. It is important to us to be able to reward our colleagues who make this happen. We are proud to have been awarded IIP Gold status in recognition for our commitment to our people and we are now on our journey to achieve Platinum status. We are also part of the Living Wage Foundation to ensure all our colleagues are paid fairly and valued for the work they do.

Armed Forces Covenant employer recognition scheme gold award
We are a living wage employer
Disability confident employer
Investors in People gold standard


We know our success is down to our people. So, we like to reward our staff with great benefits. These include a competitive salary and pension scheme, flexible working and generous annual leave entitlement. 

31 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy up to 5 additional days per year

Pension scheme

Life assurance

Cash healthcare plan

Car mileage allowance

Retail discounts

Cycle to work scheme
Employee assistance
Employee assistance programme
Enhanced family leave
Enhanced family friendly leave

Rewards and recognition

Full reward and recognition programme

We value the contributions of our colleagues in both achieving our success and helping us to achieve our long-term ambitions. We understand that our colleagues are central to ensuring our services are exceptional.

We believe the hard work of our colleagues should be recognised and we will continue to deliver an empowering working environment that supports innovative thinking and encourages professional development.

By making this strong commitment to our people, it allows us to attract and retain the best talent.

team events
Team events
Long-service awards
investment in a professional development
Investment in your professional development



Apprenticeships at Gentoo

View more about our apprenticeship scheme and stories from our previous apprentices.
Apprenticeships at Gentoo