Since 2016 Bournemouth Water has been part of the Pennon Group Plc and managed by South West Water who provide water and wastewater service provider for a population of c. 1.7 million in Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset.

Bournemouth Water supplies water to nearly half a million people in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.  We continue to be one of the best performers in the UK water sector and have a record of customer service excellence.  We own and manage several sites across Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. 

We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today’s residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations. 

Our aim is to continually drive up standards, particularly in the areas that matter most to our customers and be amongst the best in the water industry.

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Recruitment scam alert!

We were made aware that there may be scam activity happening where individuals are falsely pretending to be Pennon Group recruiters.

We do recruit via LinkedIn but we do this through our official pages: @Pennon or @southwestwater

If you are unsure about recruitment interactions, please get in touch with

Top tips:

- Check the email address. We will contact you via a email address

- Never give personal details like bank details over social media

Opportunities and benefits

Our aim

We aim to provide employees with opportunities for personal development throughout their career with us. There are a wide variety of roles within the organisation, from administration, customer service through to engineers working in water quality and electrical engineering, as well as planning and development.

The water industry is constantly changing to meet the demands of customers, regulators and shareholders. We offer our employees a range of benefits to help them rise to this challenge.


  • canteen and free vending machines 
  • staff Social Club
  • incentive schemes
  • training and development opportunities
  • free car parking
  • childcare vouchers
  • competitive salaries 

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Holiday entitlement

The annual leave year begins as at 1 April each year.

Employees service is calculated from the next April after their start date and the entitlement is as follows;



Basic days

After 5 years service

1 - 3










Employees appointed during the leave year receive a proportionate entitlement of their full leave.  There are also 8 statutory bank holidays.  Part-time employees are entitled to pro rata calculation of annual leave and statutory Bank holidays.