Ayrshire Housing has grown considerably since being established in April 2003, and now holds stock of around 1,700. Over the years we have considerably extended the range of housing solutions we offer, along with delivering many award-winning new builds. We enjoy an excellent reputation and strong record of development, innovation, and wider regeneration in the local communities we serve with much of this activity taking us far beyond housing.
We remain fully committed to working in partnership with individuals, groups and other organisations to maximise the benefits we deliver to local people, and the further, ongoing improvement of the communities in which they live.
Our long serving Director will shortly retire and so we wish to offer the right person a unique opportunity to lead us through the challenges ahead and onwards to continued success.
You will be joining an ambitious and well governed organisation with an existing high performing Management Team. We remain an active developer with a busy programme stretching ahead.
The successful candidate will share our desire to remain an independent locally controlled Association which builds, manages, and maintains stock to the highest possible standards both within the main towns and areas beyond. You will demonstrate a solid understanding of the social housing sector, and will exhibit significant managerial work experience including leading, inspiring, developing, and managing staff effectively.
We are a community centred organisation which believes in strong partnership working, with statutory authorities and others. We are also committed to respectful, active engagement with our tenants and the community beyond in shaping the way we deliver upon our commitments and service delivery. We need our next Director to fully support these values.
We offer full EVH terms and conditions of employment, including attractive pension options.
A basic disclosure check will be required to be undertaken by the successful candidate.
Bridgewater Housing Association have a great opportunity to participate in the leadership of this well regarded organisation within the social housing sector, providing housing and a range of services across Renfrewshire. Managing around 851 social rented properties and provide a factoring service to nearly 2700 owner occupiers, it includes looking after the equivalent of 40 full size football pitches in common environmental maintenance, as well as a management service to tenants of other organisations living out with Erskine.
The Association provides a range of accommodation and services for families, single people, the elderly and disabled people. We provide, under contract to Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Councils, the Care and Repair Service for all three of these local authorities and we provide, under contract to Renfrewshire Council a Housing Support Service to 95 sheltered tenants.
The Head of Finance will be responsible for the strategic management of our financial and IT functions, ensuring compliance with good governance practice and other financial, statutory and regulatory requirements. There are various strands to this role which make it more than just a Finance role with oversight of our governance matters working closely with the CEO and our Leadership team.
You will have overall responsibility for financial planning and performance, including internal and external audit, regulatory returns, our risk register and arrangements, financial plans, budgets and cash flows, policies and procedures.
• Lead on Financial Strategy and Control measures
• Implementing Treasury and Risk Management strategy
• Quality Assurance, Performance Management & Business Intelligence
• Develop Strategies and Policies in relation to the Finance Team
• Deliver continuous improvement in customer satisfaction and business performance
• Ensure excellent Governance and Compliance services.
• Delivering an effective ICT and Telecoms strategy for the organisation.
• Contribute to leadership and strategic direction of the organisation
• Provide line management, coaching & leadership to Staff.
We are seeking:
• A professionally qualified accountant
• A leader, used to operating at a relatively senior level
• A strategic thinker, able to make a contribution
• A communicator, able to influence
• Experience of working with a board
• Good understanding of corporate governance
• Experience of financial planning & budgeting, KPIs, financial modelling tools,
• An understanding of treasury strategy
• A strong understanding of the underlying financial control environment.
Link Group is a group of award-winning social enterprise companies serving more than 15,000 customers – making them one of the largest social landlords in Scotland. They work together to provide affordable housing, property management, regeneration, advice, financial inclusion and employability services. Since its establishment in 1962, it has become a leader in developing and delivering innovative homes and services for those in need. Within the group structure are companies which share our aim of improving the lives of more people and it comprises 4 specialist housing organisations, 1 specialist maintenance services business and a charitable social care provider.
In delivering housing care and asset management services to over 14,000 homes, the Link Group strategy and mission statement includes a tailored housing service for customer needs which delivers affordable homes that represent value for money and improving and delivering sustainable services – an area that they are industry leaders. Link Group is the first Scottish housing association to achieve the international ‘Certified Sustainable Housing Label’, awarded by RITTERWALD consulting.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced business or corporate services leader to join a diverse and growing organisation, to lead and develop business services which are the heartbeat of everything that Link Group does.
As part of a close-knit executive leadership team, you will assume responsibility for the creation and implementation of the group corporate services strategy and will be accountable to the main board for overall service delivery.
You will be responsible for ensuring high standards of governance, group compliance with all necessary regulatory and statutory obligations, and driving best in class financial, HR, and ICT service levels across all Partner organisations within the group. The post is a critical piece of the group infrastructure, and the role holder is charged with ensuring that the Link Group vision, values, strategic objectives are delivered through the provision of high-quality services benefiting tenants and service users.
If you are an experienced corporate or business services leader that would enjoy the breadth and variety of working with different organisation types united by a shared set of values and mission, this could be the role for you!
The Successful Candidate
Given the continual desire for learning and improvement we are open to considering candidates from a variety of sector backgrounds.
To be considered for this role, you will be an experienced executive leader with a breadth of knowledge across corporate functions in a complex or group structure.
The successful candidate will possess most of the following:
The post holder will be subject to a basic Disclosure Scotland check.
We are excited to announce an opportunity to join our Leadership Team. We seek a talented individual to assume the Director of Asset Management role. The selected candidate will lead our maintenance team, deliver our asset management strategies and ensure we comply with our procurement policy.
Formed in 1975, Milnbank Housing Association has a long and successful track record of supporting local communities in Dennistoun and Hagill. We believe in providing high-quality services to our tenants and owners. At Milnbank, we are proud of the role we play as a Community Controlled Housing Association.
The Director of Asset Management is an exciting and versatile role that involves overseeing various aspects, such as the management of planned and reactive maintenance services. Additionally, this position will hold a pivotal role in delivering our strategic objectives, ensuring rigorous compliance with health and safety regulations, and upholding our commitment to meeting the EESSH2 standards.
Looking to the future, our focus will be to continue investing in and improving our properties. We will also consider opportunities to build new social housing in partnership with the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council.
We emphasise the importance of understanding and embracing the core principles of a Community Controlled Housing Association. If successful, you will be expected to actively engage with our tenants, other customers, and the local community.
This role will play an important part in ensuring MHA takes forward an innovative and forward-thinking asset management strategy that will deliver a better service for our tenants and owners. If this resonates with your aspirations and you’re enthusiastic about this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application.
Do you want to work at the heart of an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives?
If you’re looking to use your skills with an organisation which is tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness then this could be the role for you!
About the role:
This is a new role to enhance the capacity of our small Finance team.
You will manage sales ledger, purchase ledger, banking, payments and support our monthly payroll process.
You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic with experience of working in a finance setting. You should have good communication skills, and the ability to manage a varied workload and prioritise competing deadlines.
You will understand double entry bookkeeping and have a working knowledge of VAT. Experience of Microsoft Business Central accounting software or similar would also be advantageous.
How we’ll support you
You’ll be joining an experienced and knowledgeable team who will give you a full induction to all aspects of your role.
You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.
At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness by taking a values-led and relationships-based approach to delivering our services. You can find out more about our organisation and our impact online.
Compassion | Respect | Integrity | Innovation
Do you want to work with a values-driven organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives? Come and join Wheatley Homes East as a Project Worker.
About the role
Dunedin Harbour provides temporary accommodation to individuals who are homeless. Staff provide 24-hour support with a range of needs and to develop independent living skills to enable service users to sustain future accommodation. The service is managed by Wheatley Homes East in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.
We now have a great opportunity for a project worker to join our team at Dunedin Harbour.
As a project worker you will work as part of a team to provide high quality support to ensure there is a supportive and safe living environment for all service users.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in similar roles and a sound knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting individuals who are homeless: including trauma, mental health and addiction.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, customer service skills, IT literacy are essential. A professional qualification in housing/care support or allied discipline is desirable, experience of paid or voluntary work at a similar level is essential.
The benefits we offer:
As part of Wheatley Group, we offer a sector-leading benefits package.
The successful candidate will receive:
Committed to inclusion
At Wheatley, we are always looking to improve diversity within our teams. We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and achieve their full potential.
We actively celebrate our individual differences and recognise the collective strength this brings our organisation. It’s important our teams represent the communities we serve, and we welcome applications from under-represented groups.
Are you an experienced communications professional with a passion for tackling social exclusion and homelessness in Scotland? Do you enjoy working with journalists to keep the stories that matter high on the political agenda? Could you persuade decision makers in Government, in Parliament and across the public sector that the time for action to tackle Scotland’s homelessness crisis is now?
If so, this role leading our public affairs and influencing work is for you.
About the role
You will achieve positive change in policy and practice regarding homelessness and social exclusion by engaging with decision makers on new legislation, including the Housing Bill, and lead our engagement with mainstream media.
This will include assimilating complex information and developing clear and impactful communications. You’ll collaborate with colleagues across our organisation and with others working across the sector.
You will be an experienced communications professional who understands how Government and Parliament work, the process for legislation and the influence of the media in political decision making. You may not have worked in the homelessness sector before, but you will have a passion for systems change to end poverty and social exclusion and a strong track record of achieving positive change to policy and practice at a national level.
How we’ll support you
As part of the Relationships Team you’ll be supported by experienced colleagues who share your passion to tackle homelessness and its root causes. You’ll be supported by the Senior Relationships Manager and Director of Commercial and Trading, with the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across our Marketing and Communications Team and Senior Management Team. You will have the opportunity to attend training and networking events to deepen your knowledge of the issues surrounding homelessness and social exclusion and extend your professional network.
At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. We understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That’s why all our work is values-led and relationships-based.
Read more about our values here.
To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join our Rock Housing team. Our ideal candidate will be determined to provide young people with safe, fully furnished housing in Edinburgh, Fife, Perth and East/West Lothian – as well as providing them with the support needed to make a success of what can often be their first experience of independent living.
Specifically, as the Property and Facilities Team Officer, you will have the experience and ability to take primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of our range of properties, predominantly but not limited to those in Edinburgh. A key task withing this role is efficient management, and maximisation, of rental income whilst minimising rental void periods. Thereby contributing to the smooth and effective generation of income for Rock Trust. Other responsibilities include co-ordinating property repairs, managing excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders and other property management tasks.
Join the SCVO Board of Trustees
SCVO is looking for a new trustee, elected from our membership, to join our Board. We invite nominations from our membership community so we can then hold a members’ vote to fill those vacancies at our annual general meeting (AGM) in December.
Our trustees play a key role in making sure that SCVO stays true to its mission and values, serving the interests of our members and the wider voluntary sector. Our trustees also make sure that SCVO’s governance is maintained to a high standard.
The SCVO Board is made up of up to 11 trustees. Six trustees are elected from our membership and five trustees, including our convener, are co-opted. Being a trustee is both rewarding and challenging, as we operate in an ever-changing environment with precarious funding – just like most other voluntary organisations. As a member of the SCVO Board you will:
We want a diverse Board of Trustees with a depth and breadth of insight, experience and perspective. We welcome and value people of different backgrounds, thinking and skills and we encourage SCVO members from all backgrounds to apply for these vacancies.
We want our Board of Trustees to be representative of the wonderfully diverse voluntary sector community and of Scottish society. With your input to the Board, we can think creatively and find fresh ways to help us better meet the needs of our members and the voluntary sector.
At SCVO, we are exploring how to be an anti-racist organisation, so this year we are particularly interested in nominations of individuals who have experience and motivation to support us on that journey.
If you work for one of our member organisations, we’d love to hear from you.
Appointment of Chair to the Accounts Commission for Scotland
Are you a collaborative and inclusive leader, with experience of delivering change and improvement?
Do you have a passion for public service and improving how councils and other public bodies address the challenges facing Scotland to benefit people’s lives and the communities in which they live?
Do you have a track record of building credibility and influence, with strong communication and relationship management skills?
The Accounts Commission for Scotland is looking for a Chair to lead the Commission at this critical juncture for local government in Scotland.
The Accounts Commission is the independent public body which oversees the performance and spending within Scotland’s 32 councils, 30 health and social care joint integration boards and other joint boards. We play a significant role in Scottish public life helping to ensure that public money is spent properly, efficiently and effectively. We are responsible for the audit of all local authorities in Scotland. The recently signed Verity House Agreement between the Scottish Government and Local Government underscores the need for scrutiny, transparency and accountability in the delivery of public services in Scotland.
The Chair is a high-profile role and the successful applicant will be required to represent the Commission as a credible and influential voice. We welcome applications from women, LGBT+ people, young people, disabled people and those from minority ethnic communities.
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the following:
• leadership and governance
• relationship management and influence.
• commitment to improvement in public services
• constructive & supportive challenge
• sound judgement based on good analytical skills.
Remuneration and time commitment
This appointment is part-time and requires a commitment of up to 10.5 days per month, up to a maximum of 130 days per year. This will include attending meetings of the Accounts Commission and committees. Ordinary meetings take place once a month and normally occupy a full day.
The appointment is non-pensionable and attracts a fee £352.12 for every day of no less than 7.5 hours on a pro rata basis. Reasonable travel, subsistence, childcare and dependant carer expenses incurred as a result of carrying out this role will be reimbursed.