Port of Leith Housing Association
Port of Leith Housing Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC027945

“Providing homes and neighbourhoods where people want to live

Port of Leith Housing Association Limited is a leading provider of social housing with properties in north and east Edinburgh.


Current vacancies

Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Leith
  • Closing 15th February 2021

For the past 40 years Port of Leith HA has been actively providing high quality affordable housing and promoting the ongoing regeneration of Leith and neighbouring communities in North Edinburgh. Our ambition is “to make Leith the best place to be”. We have an exciting new build programme of approximately 850 units over the next 5 years, including a Passivhaus development and 400 new homes at Granton Harbour.

Following the launch of our exciting new 5 year group strategic plan, Port of Leith Housing Association and two of our subsidiaries (Quay and Persevere Developments) are looking for five new voluntary Board members.

As a voluntary Board Member, you will have the opportunity to:

· play an important role in the development of a growing, ambitious and award-winning group

· put your experience, skills and knowledge to constructive use

· develop your own knowledge, experience and personal skills

· network with others with shared commitment and ideals

· contribute to the Group’s visions to make a positive impact on people’s lives in Leith and north Edinburgh by providing affordable homes and services, and creating brilliant communities.

We are particularly keen to have tenants on our Boards who can both represent the tenant body and also the diverse communities that we serve which are currently under-represented and so applications from our social and mid market tenants are especially welcomed.

Ideally you should have an interest in one or more of the areas below – no formal qualifications are required.

· Public Health and Wellbeing

· Digital Inclusion

· Commercial / Entrepreneur

· Property / architecture / urbanist

· Human Resource

· Legal

An online information event with three of our current voluntary Board Members will also be held for interested applicants in the week commencing 8 February 2021.

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Welfare Rights Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,072 – £33,414 pro-rata
  • Leith
  • Closing 17th February 2020

For the past 40 years Port of Leith HA has been actively providing high quality affordable housing and promoting the ongoing regeneration of Leith and neighbouring communities in North Edinburgh. Our ambition is “to make Leith the best place to be”. We have an exciting new build programme of approximately 850 units over the next 5 years, including a Passivhaus development and 400 new homes at Granton Harbour.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic Welfare Rights Officer to join our tenancy support team, based in our office in Leith. You will provide an excellent service to our tenants and to people in the wider community in Leith to ensure that income is maximised. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and be able to work with minimum supervision.

The main purpose of the role is to:

· Carry out benefits check

· Advise on entitlements

· Assist with benefit applications

· Liaise with DWP, CEC and other agencies

· Prepare for and represent customers at benefit appeals and tribunals

You will have a thorough and current knowledge of welfare benefits with at least 2 years’ relevant experience working in this field, along with a good general level of education.

This post is subject to Police Check Standard Disclosure.

We know that our people are our greatest asset and we’re proud to be an Investors in People Gold-accredited employer. In addition, we are listed within the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work for 2019.

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This vacancy has now closed

Money Advice Worker

  • Part time
  • £30,794 pro-rata
  • Leith
  • Closing 8th October 2020

“To make Leith the best place to be”

For the past 40 years Port of Leith HA has been actively providing high quality affordable housing and promoting the ongoing regeneration of Leith and neighbouring communities in North Edinburgh. Our ambition is “to make Leith the best place to be”. We have an exciting new build programme of approximately 850 units over the next 5 years, including a Passivhaus development and 400 new homes at Granton Harbour.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic Money Advice Worker to join our tenant advice team, based in our office in Leith. You will provide an excellent service to our tenants to ensure that income is maximised through debt and budgeting advice. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and be able to work with minimum supervision.

The main purpose of the role is:

  • to provide high quality, specialist debt counselling, debt adjusting and budgeting advice to our tenants to ensure that income is maximised and tenancies sustained
  • to carry out case checks for colleagues to ensure compliance and quality of advice
  • to ensure all data and statistical information is recorded accurately

You will be accountable for ensuring all work done by you meets regulatory and recognised good practice standards, including those of the Financial Conduct Authority.

You will have a thorough and current knowledge of money and debt advice, with at least 2 years’ relevant experience working in this field, along with a good general level of education. You should also be familiar with case recording on AdvicePro.

This post is subject to Police Check Standard Disclosure.

We know that our people are our greatest asset and we’re proud to be an Investors in People Gold-accredited employer. In addition, we are listed within the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work for 2019.

We offer an excellent benefits package, in attractive, modern offices in the centre of Leith. We are also able to provide opportunities for training and development.

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This vacancy has now closed

Tenancy Sustainment Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,784 – £31,982 pro-rata
  • Leith
  • Closing 20th January 2021

For the past 40 years Port of Leith HA has been actively providing high quality affordable housing and promoting the ongoing regeneration of Leith and neighbouring communities in North Edinburgh. Our ambition is “to make Leith the best place to be”. We have an exciting new build programme of approximately 850 units over the next 5 years, including a Passivhaus development and 400 new homes at Granton Harbour.

We are seeking an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Tenancy Sustainment Officer to provide advice and assistance to our customers to help them to prepare for, manage and sustain tenancies by providing a range of practical help and advice. Reporting to the team leader, you will be part of the tenancy support team of four people and will contribute to the overall effectiveness of that team.

You will use your excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills to provide an innovative, effective, efficient and responsive service to our customers and to be an active team player.

You should have a good general level of education (equivalent to Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 6). You should have at least 2 years’ related experience in tenancy support/sustainment.

This post is subject to Police Check Standard Disclosure.

We know that our people are our greatest asset and we’re proud to be an Investors in People Gold-accredited employer. In addition, we are listed within the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work for 2019.

We offer an excellent benefits package, in attractive, modern offices in the centre of Leith. We are also able to provide opportunities for training and development.

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