Compliance Manager

Who we are

Selwood Housing Group is a charitable social enterprise based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. The Group comprises of Silcoa and Selwood Housing. 

Selwood Housing Group is a not-for-profit housing provider that works to improve homes and communities. We have over 6,500 homes for affordable rent and shared ownership in Wiltshire, Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset, and employ nearly 300 staff from our offices in Trowbridge. Please visit for further information.

What we offer

Our main benefits include;

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 2 paid gifted days; one for your birthday and one over Christmas
  • Buy / sell up to 5 days holiday
  • Life assurance
  • Competitive pension (you pay 4%, we pay 9%)
  • Child care vouchers and cycle to work scheme
  • Dress down Fridays (for office-based colleagues)

The role

The Compliance manager role in Selwood Housing is part of the property services team on the clientside of the housing association and manages the compliance part of the property services team. The role reports to the Group asset director and is a member of the property services management team.

This role is apart if the compliance team and they team manage all of the property related compliance programmes within the association, such as;

  • Asbestos
  • Gas annual inspections/servicing
  • Solid fuel annual inspections/servicing
  • Smoke detectors
  • Periodic Electrical Tests
  • Water management/legionella
  • Smoke & CO Detectors
  • Fire Risk Assessments and associated works
  • Servicing fire alarm and emergency lighting systems
  • PAT Testing
  • Lift servicing/maintenance plus through floor and Stair lifts
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Lightning conductors
  • Sprinklers
  • Radon
  • Sewage treatment plants

This role is responsible for managing the compliance team and processes. The compliance manager doesn’t necessarily need to be an expert in any or all these areas, or do you need a formal qualification or background, but what you will need is to be organised and structured to make sure you can

  1. Report on progress with each individual compliance programme
  2. Understand the key priorities and issues with each programme
  3. Put in place suitable long-term contracts for each compliance area
  4. Ensure that completeness checks of each programme are undertaken
  5. Provide assurance that the association is meeting their compliance obligations.

he ability to manage and motivate the team, get individuals to focus on managing their own workstreams appropriately and getting the team to take responsibility and ownership of the compliance programmes are all key skills.

We are looking for someone who has an understanding of the compliance function within a housing association, who has some experience of managing these types programmes in a housing association and someone who has the ability, first and foremost, to be a great people manager and who knows how to get the best out of them.

What we need

For this role you’ll need to have the following skills and experience;

  • A building related qualification
  • proven experience in managing construction/maintenance projects preferably in a Registered Social Landlord or related environment
  • analyse data and produce useable information
  • communicate effectively to a range of people in different environments
  • write reports with recommendations
  • work with tenants and the wider community
  • lead, develop and empower staff
  • produce policies, strategies and procedures
  • work on own initiative
  • work as part of a team
  • analyse, set and manage budgets
  • appreciate the wider implications of decisions