Argyll Community Housing Association
Argyll Community Housing Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC042713

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) is a Registered Social Landlord providing more than 5000 affordable homes for rent.

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Top job! Group Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £85,500 – £100,600
  • Based in Oban (and at locations throughout Argyll)
  • Closing 7th February 2022

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) became a Registered Social Landlord in November 2006. It arose out of a successful housing stock transfer from Argyll and Bute Council. ACHA has 5,188 properties in ownership across Argyll and Bute, including properties on 12 islands.

In 2013 the ACHA Group was formed when the association established its repairs subsidiary, Argyll Homes For All (AHFA). The Group employs a total of 275 staff across a range of operating networks in Argyll and Bute.

The Group is well governed by a strong Board of Management and four area-based committees. The subsidiary company, AHFA, has a governing committee, and the Group’s main Board provides further assurance via its audit committee. In addition, the Chief Executive is supported by strong, talented leadership and staff teams.

Our vision, as a landlord of choice, is to work with partners to deliver, and strengthen sustainable and mixed communities throughout Argyll and Bute.

We are Scotland’s eighth largest housing association by stock numbers. Our key operational objectives are to invest and maintain its current stock to the highest possible standards, including Scottish Housing Quality Standards and Energy Efficiency Standards for Social Housing. We also meet housing need by building new homes for affordable rent; 500 to date. Additionally, we proactively deliver a range of innovative solutions to meet a variety of housing needs

We work closely with other Registered Social Landlords in Argyll and Bute and participate in the Strategic Housing Forum which is chaired by Argyll and Bute Council. We are an active partner in the common housing register, HOME Argyll.

ACHA also sees itself as a progressive and supportive employer which delivers career progression, training, and personal development for staff within the Group. We are a key player in the Argyll and Bute economy through an investment, development, and procurement programme of around £20 million per annum.

Our long serving Chief Executive is soon to retire and we are now looking for an inspirational leader to maintain pace and take the organisation through the many challenges that undoubtedly lie ahead. Our new Chief Executive will also have passion, ambition and, the ability to both understand and positively impact, the daily lives of the people within our various communities. The successful candidate will share our aspiration to remain an independent, locally controlled organisation which builds, manages, and maintains stock to the highest possible standards within our diverse and disparate communities.

You should come to us well educated and with significant leadership experience at an executive level gained within customer focused organisations, and preferably those providing services of social value to identifiable communities. You will be a natural networker and have high levels of political awareness at all levels. We work very effectively with a range of partners to maximise our positive impact and will look to you to continue this.

This is a once in a generation opportunity for the right person to take their career to a new high. Argyll and Bute offers one of Scotland’s most beautiful areas to live, and ACHA itself is a great place to work.

In return, we offer excellent terms and conditions of employment, including access to the Strathclyde Pension Scheme.