Charity registered in Scotland SC042251
Irvine Housing Association is a provider of quality homes and services in South West Scotland with 2,200 properties. Irvine is a subsidiary of Riverside Group – one of the leading social housing and regeneration organisations in the UK. As well as providing properties for rent and shared ownership, we also support our customers with employment, financial and affordable warmth advice. Our vision is transforming lives, revitalising neighbourhoods.
Thank you for your interest in the role of Chair of Irvine Housing Association. Our mission is Transforming Lives, Revitalising Neighbourhoods and we know that the homes and services we provide, and engagement we have with our customers, gives us the opportunity to do this on a daily basis.
During the summer of 2020 we approved our new and ambitious Corporate Plan. Its themes are People, Homes and Place and, over the next three years we aim to build 300 new homes, invest over £2m per annum in improving our existing homes, continue our move towards greater digitalisation of services, provide new services aimed at tackling homelessness and helping customers sustain their tenancies, and support place-making in the communities we serve.
Our approach to delivering these outcomes combines commercial acumen with our social purpose – we are a business with a charitable heart. In 2011 we entered a partnership with Riverside. We are a direct subsidiary operating with a high degree of autonomy. Being part of a larger group allows us to use shared services meaning we can drive efficiency through the business and use the resulting increase in capacity to deliver better outcomes for our customers. Being part of Riverside also gives us access to considerable capital funding putting us in a strong position to deliver new homes and regenerate our existing portfolio.
We’re now looking for a new Chair of the Association to lead our governing body as we take on the opportunities and challenges of the next few years. Our ideal candidate will lead the Board in a collegiate way, optimising the talent we have; will be a strong advocate of the Association, promoting our business externally; will interact effectively with Riverside, being part of the Group’s wider governance community and will have a strong working relationship with the Association’s management team.
We believe this is an exciting opportunity. If you think so too and have the skills, energy and enthusiasm for the role then we’d love to hear from you.