LAR Housing Trust
LAR Housing Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC044825

Scotland is facing a housing crisis with many people caught in a trap of not having a realistic chance of accessing social housing, nor being able to afford the rents charged in the private sector. Lar Housing Trust was set up in 2015 and and provides homes at mid-market rent levels in villages, towns and cities across Scotland. These allow people to live affordably in their own communities, offering security, stability and a chance to plan for the future. As a charity, we place great value on the wider benefits which good quality, affordable homes will bring.

Current vacancies

Commercial Facilities Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Dunfermline with regular travel to Edinburgh, East Lothian, Glasgow and Blairgowrie and other sites in the future (On site)
  • Closing 31st May 2024

Lar Operations CIC (the CIC) is a community interest company which is part of the Lar Group, which is headed by a Scottish charity who buy and build homes in Scotland and rent them at an affordable mid market rent.

The CIC is responsible for letting, management and maintenance of Lar’s, portfolio of residential and commercial units and factoring of a number of private developments and we are recruiting for a new role of Facilities Manager to support us as we continue to grow, with our increasing portfolio of commercial properties consisting currently of a 14 office suite building in Dunfermline, a retail unit in Blairgowrie, and a three retail unit complex in East Lothian. This role is a new role to take on the responsibility for management and letting of commercial buildings, factoring and management and oversight of commercial cleaning services provided by CIC.

CIC is also the factor of a large private development in Edinburgh made up of 165 residential units and three commercial units where it also provides a daily stair cleaning service. In addition, the CIC manages a number of buildings developed by the Lar Group’s construction subsidiary, and provides a twice weekly turnover cleaning service to one short term let property leased out to Edinburgh Social and Healthcare Partnership. CIC is currently in the process of developing an approach to provision of hospitality and community facilities across two of Lar’s current development sites.

This is role involves working closely with the Managing Director, Asset Manager, Property Managers and members of the maintenance team in the provision of a high-quality service to our commercial clients.

This role will contribute to the creation of vibrant and well-looked-after communities for the Lar Tenants, many of whom chose to stay with Lar long term. Our tenants express high degrees of satisfaction with their homes, and Lar’s mission is to provide environments “where people can put down roots.” At our head office in Dunfermline, and our branch offices, you will find a diverse and highly skilled collaborative team, all invested in working towards the goal of providing excellent homes for our tenants. We think it is a very nice place to work.

A full Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Community Engagement Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,500 – £30,000
  • Glasgow office with hybrid working
  • Closing 23rd October 2023

Are you experienced in community development and looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to be part of a new project to do things differently and bring new resources to local communities?

Are you self-motivated?

Able to work independently and as part of a team?

We have the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Lar Housing Trust is looking for a Community Engagement Worker on a full or part-time basis, hours can be flexible.

We are looking for someone with relevant qualifications and experience to work with Lar, engaging with local community groups, external stakeholders and tenants to make sure our sites Glasgow become places where the entire community in the surrounding area, will have a development of which they can be proud, and which will offer opportunities for all.

This will involve following Lar’s community engagement strategy to engage local community groups and maximise use of the community spaces we are building in our new developments. We are keen to see grassroots organisations (particularly groups with fewer resources) use our facilities and to run community activities which adds value to the community.

We are looking for a passionate, proactive and enthusiastic individual who believes in community empowerment, and who has experience of community development with strong networking and communication skills. You will also have strong skills in building relationships and experience of partnership working as well as good IT skills. You might have worked at local or national levels but you will have an understanding of how local communities work and experience of working with grassroots organisations.

If you believe you have the skills and attributes for this post, we welcome your application

In return, we offer a full-time equivalent salary of £26,500- £30,000 dependent on experience. This position will be based in our Glasgow office with hybrid working extending to evenings and weekends as required. The position requires someone educated to degree level and/or previous experience in these areas.