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Why work with us?

There are lots of great reasons to join the team - our 30-year history and strong values, solid financial resources, Investors in People Gold accreditation, recent IT investment, flexible working opportunities, we're dynamic, growing and investing in transformational change. Most importantly, knowing that you're making a great difference to others in our local community, who without our support may otherwise be homeless.

Selwood Housing operative stood next to van - why work at Selwood Housing

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 create 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 made to attend an interview, and we'll support you.

What our staff say:

Don't just take our word for it; here's what our employees are saying:

"It's a good company to work for. The best job I've ever had".

"I'm so thankful and fortunate to work with the people I do. Everyone gets together to make it work and be there for customers".

"X nurtured me, and I got the job. I've come further than I thought I would"

"Brilliant basic training. They put a lot of effort into it and the IT training was fabulous"

"Flexible working, trust and support from management and a lovely team. I am very happy in my role"

"Really happy in my role and department. Feel a valued member of the team, with great leadership working alongside a great team".

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.


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


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

Download our values and behaviours guide

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.

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:

  • employee forums
  • weekly updates from our chief executive
  • monthly employee briefings
  • monthly pulse surveys
  • Investors in People questionnaires.
Armed forces and Harrys pledge

We proudly support

Selwood Housing proudly signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging a firm commitment to service personnel, veterans, and their families in its communities and homes across Wiltshire, Bath & North East Somerset, and Mendip.

We're also committed to recognising and supporting carers and we know it's vital that the social housing sector shares this commitment, which is why we signed up to Harry's Pledge.

Our locations

Trowbridge & Melksham

Our head office is based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and is easily accessible from Bristol and Bath, by road or rail. We also have great access to local shops and cafe's and only a two minute walk from Trowbridge train station.

Head office

Bryer Ash Bissiness Park
BA14 8RT

Maintenance services

4 Avro Way
Wiltshire SN12 6TP

Activities and events

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.

We have a 'Selwood social' Teams channel where employees share their interests, hobbies, fund-raising activities and photos.

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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