Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Housing Association
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  • Contact
    • Ty'r Efail, Lower Mill Field, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 0XJ

About Melin Homes

Melin Homes provide homes to rent for individuals in the greatest need, as well as offering help into employment, money advice, digital and energy advice to its social housing residents.

Managing over 4,000 homes in the south-east Wales area, the organisation’s vision is to become a world-class social housing provider, with homes in communities where people aspire to live.

Through their values of “Together we can…do the right thing, find a way, make things happen, make a difference and enjoy the journey”, Melin Homes place a key focus on promoting themselves as a great place to work for all staff.

Self care is one of the most important factors for employees at the housing association, with all staff offered mental health awareness training, as well as a self-referral counselling service.

Chief Executive Paula Kennedy has held leadership positions for over 20 years of her career. Having been recently appointed into her current position, Paula threw herself into getting to know employees and sought a deep understanding of each team and their role within the business.

What is it like to work for Melin Homes

Zest, a health and wellbeing initiative, has an annual program of events centred around national campaigns, business requirements and staff suggestions. A weight-loss group called Zlim uses Facebook for support. Activity challenges have seen 62 people do 3,677 hours of activity in six weeks.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
An internal Energy Green Group discusses how to make the offices more energy-efficient. The group set up printer campaigns and no-printing days, has planned a veg and compost patch and installed intelligent lighting. Melin are evaluating the benefits of electric vehicles.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
As well as rewards through vouchers, flowers, lunch and afternoon tea, Diolch (thank you in Welsh) encourages staff to show appreciation to each other through messages. Recipients get certificates and chocolates or a tree planting or charity donation.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    51% / 49%


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