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Life at Norse

Norse Group – United in Purpose


Norse Group was founded by Norfolk County Council in 1988. Through thirty years of organic growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and the creation of numerous Joint Venture Partnerships across the country, we are the UK’s largest Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo).

We operate a range of services across four core business units - Care, Commercial, Consulting and Specialist – available nationwide, wherever, and whenever our partners require them.

We offer a spectrum of career opportunities across England and Wales, delivering a wide range of services from business development and finance to architecture and surveying to waste management, grounds maintenance and cleaning.

We’re an organisation of 9,000 local people driven by Improving People’s Lives - a commitment to live our values for the communities and colleagues who depend on us, and our employees are our most valuable asset. As a company, we are committed to developing our team by providing ongoing training and development opportunities.

Our Values

We care completely

We are real people who look after each other. We champion diversity, offer a helping hand to those who need it, and build trusted partnerships through empathy.

We collaborate, proactively

We create environments where ideas and knowledge are shared and voices are heard. We spot opportunities and solve problems before they occur.

We act with integrity

Even in challenging circumstances, we do what we believe is right for our communities, people and partners.

We pursue better

We all are empowered to find solutions that benefit our customers, communities and colleagues - using initiative and ingenuity to create a better way.

We make it happen

We act with expertise, specialism and pragmatism every step of the way. We get the job done.

United in our purpose to Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

We’re an ethically profitable business that carefully considers the impacts we have on planet, people, and profit. Through our ESG Strategy, we aim to create social value in addition to profit in which we seek to engage and support the lives of those living in the communities we serve.

As a LATCo, we are woven into local communities; therefore the work we and our teams do is not just about business. We want to build value within communities in a way that makes them thrive.

Our hard work has resulted in a range of incredible efforts:

·         £30,000 awarded via our Community Fund

·         £97,000 raised for Norse Care’s Tenant Amenity Fund

·         Over 72,000 hours of volunteering time gifted to employees

·         Supporting over 24,000 people via 22 food hubs in collaboration with Norfolk Community Foundation.

·         Achieving the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme’s Silver Award Certificate for our commitment to employing reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and military partners.

We’re looking to build on these successes to fulfil our long-term vision of living in a society of thriving communities. Read our Social Impact Report here

Join our team today and come on this journey with Norse Group. Click here to see our latest vacancies