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Why work with us?

There’s lots of great reasons to join the team – our 30 year history and strong values, solid financial resources, Investors in People Silver accreditation, recent IT investment, flexible working opportunities, plus we’re dynamic, growing and investing in transformational change.

But most importantly, knowing that you’re making a great difference to others in our local community, who without our support may otherwise be homeless.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion

Having an inclusive workplace and valuing people’s differences is very important to us.  It creates a positive working atmosphere, helps us achieve more, make informed decisions and also better understand the customers we support. A diversity group meets regularly to discuss issues, inform our approaches and creates ideas on how we can continue to raise awareness.

We are a disability confident employer and guarantee an interview to any disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. Please let us know if you need any adjustments making to attend an interview, and we’ll support you.

Our values

Our group values and behaviours connect all staff and shape our culture. Chosen by employee, they are used to demonstrate how our
contributions make a difference and support us to provide
positive feedback to each other, especially as part of our living the values awards!

Customer focused

By focusing on our customers, we are able to provide a high quality service.

One team

As 'One team' we consider others, working together to achieve a common goal.

Honest

By being honest we can fix issues before they become problems.

Dynamic

We find new ways of doing things, and find solutions to existing or potential problems.

Flexible working

Flexible working isn’t just an occasional benefit here, it’s a way of working.

Employees can build flexibility into their working week, to encourage a good work-life balance. We just encourage good communication within teams to ensure work is still delivered and customers still receive a great service.

The technology we use supports us to be able to work from most locations, with a good internet connection!

Find out more about all of our employee benefits here.

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Your views matter

We encourage all our colleagues to be open and share their views, suggestions and experiences of working at Selwood Housing. This open communication informs our direction and helps us to embed positive changes. We have a range of channels to support this, including:

  • staff forums
  • regular live updates from our chief executive
  • monthly pulse surveys
  • Investors in People questionnaires.

Our locations

With the introduction of flexible working, and to support our value of 'one team' employees can and do work from both of our office locations, where this supports their job role. They may also spend time working remotely or from home.

Bryer Ash, Trowbridge

Our head office is based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. This office acts as the main hub for Selwood Housing, as well as for our central support services who work across the Group.

The office is just a two minute walk from Trowbridge train station and bus routes, making it an easy commute from Bath, Bristol and other locations.

Some job roles, where travel to our communities is key, come with access to on-site parking. Other roles make use of local on-street parking, or some employees cycle in.

The office is in Trowbridge town centre, with many facilities, including cafés, gyms, a shopping centre and active high street.

Head office

Bryer Ash Business Park
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8RT (for sat navs use post code BA14 8HE)

Map and directions to this office available here

Avro Way, Melksham

Our repairs and maintenance service is based in Melksham, on the Bowerhill industrial estate.

We moved into these new offices in 2019 which provide an open-plan office environment, meeting rooms, staff kitchen and warehouse.

Employees make use of local on-street parking.

Office address

4 Avro Way
Bowerhill
Melksham
Wiltshire SN12 6TP

Map and directions to this office available here

So it’s important to have some balance – whether it’s supporting our Selwood Spirit charity of the year through cake bakes and other events, helping out the local community through our own ‘DIY SOS’ initiative, or just having some fun through our Christmas decs challenge – we’re a fairly lively, creative, socially-minded (and quite competitive!) bunch.

Through the coronavirus lockdown period we introduced our social ‘LockedIn’ Teams channel where employees have been sharing their interests, hobbies and pics of what they’re up to.

We also come together once a year as a whole group, for our staff event, which includes our annual shine draw and living the values awards, as voted for by employees.

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