Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association
Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association
The Housing Association was set up in 1983 as an independent non-profit making housing organisation to develop, manage and maintain housing for rent. Since then there has been a tremendous growth in the size and the geographical spread of the Association's own housing stock and we have considerably extended the range of housing solutions we provide to meet the needs of a wide range of clients.

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Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £83,412 – £86,630
  • Portree (hybrid working available, subject to discussion and agreement with the Board) (Hybrid)
  • Closing 22nd May 2024

An exciting opportunity has become available with Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association to work with the Board and staff team to lead the association to embrace future opportunities in providing quality housing and supporting communities in this unique setting.

Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association is an independent housing association based on the Isle of Skye and has stock of nearly 900 properties. The association continues to grow with an active development programme in place stretching well ahead. We are focused on delivering excellent services to tenants and communities and enjoy an excellent reputation for this.

Our new Chief Executive will ensure that the association achieves quality throughout all its activities incorporating the following areas:

• Working alongside the board to ensure effective governance systems are in place.

• Lead on the implementation of the association’s business plan, ensuring staff have a clear understanding of their role in delivering this.

• Provide leadership to all staff in the association, ensuring continued high quality services are provided to tenants and communities.

• Maintain the financial wellbeing of the association.

• Ensure effective strategies and policies are in place to maintain the association’s assets, ensuring good quality and legislative compliance.

The association is committed to developing and supporting our people as they are key to delivering our mission and strategic themes. As an EVH employer we provide a generous set of terms and conditions of employment, a career average pension scheme along with flexible working options including the opportunity to work on a hybrid basis.

As our new Chief Executive, you will share our desire to remain an independent locally controlled association which builds, manages and maintains stock to the highest possible standards across the whole area. You will be educated to degree level or with equivalent experience, demonstrate a solid understanding of the social housing sector, and will have significant experience, at a senior level, within an RSL or related organisation.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Alastair MacGregor on 07435 281718.

This vacancy has now closed

Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £36,860 – £40,475
  • Portree
  • Closing 19th July 2023

Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association provides good quality affordable housing solutions for those with a housing need in Skye and Lochalsh. We own and manage more than 800 properties and we have an active on-going development programme.

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, capable of driving forward projects, which will enhance the housing, socio-economic and cultural well-being of the local area. In particular, you will:-

  • Assist in delivering our programme of land acquisition and house building
  • Have an excellent understanding and experience of development and construction processes
  • Have experience of multi-disciplinary project activities
  • Be able to demonstrate commitment to working in partnership with a range of individuals, organisations and the wider community
  • Have knowledge of project funding and sources of finance
  • Knowledge of Information Technology applications
  • Self-motivation, resourcefulness and flexibility
  • Full driving licence.

Conditions of Service include:

  • 35 hour working week
  • 40 days annual leave
  • Pension Scheme
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Corporate Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,022 – £45,315
  • Portree
  • Closing 26th September 2022

Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association (LSHA) currently manage more than 750 properties for affordable rent, with continuing development ambitions over the coming five years. In addition to social rented housing, the Association undertakes a variety of wider-role activities including our Handyperson, Care and Repair and Energy Advice services.

About the role

Accountable to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services, the Corporate Services Manager is a pivotal role within LSHA, managing both the Corporate Services team and the corporate frameworks within which teams operate to ensure consistent, efficient and effective delivery of the Association’s Business Plan and Strategic Objectives. This wide-ranging post has responsibility across a range of areas including Human Resources, ICT, Business Improvement and Governance. The post-holder will take on an important leadership role in our ambitious programme for change across LSHA.

About you

You may be a seasoned social housing professional looking for a fresh challenge, or someone from another industry seeking a new role with social purpose. Your proven experience in a senior Corporate Support role across any or all of the portfolio areas, plus your relationship building and influencing skills will be key to your success in the role. You will be able to manage a fast-paced and varied workload, be open to learning and adaptable to rapidly changing circumstances.

Working arrangements and benefits

Post-pandemic, LSHA has adopted hybrid working and this role sits within this framework, however the Corporate Services Manager is expected to have a regular presence in our Portree offices, due to the importance of building strong working relationships across the organisation as well as guiding and mentoring the Corporate Services team, which is based in Portree. LSHA offers generous working conditions including a 35 hour working week, 40 days annual leave, pension scheme and flexible working arrangements. For this role, LSHA may be able to assist the successful candidate with relocation and temporary accommodation.