Caledonia Housing Association
Caledonia Housing Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC013988

Caledonia Housing Association is one of Scotland’s leading providers of high quality affordable homes for people in housing need. We own and manage around 4,000 homes across Tayside, Fife and the Highlands, with just over 1,500 owned and managed in West Dunbartonshire by Cordale Housing Association and Bellsmyre Housing Associations – our Group partner organisations.

Current vacancies

Care and Repair Assistant

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,652 – £26,251
  • Perth
  • Closing 4th December 2020

Caledonia Care and Repair has recently been successful in winning the tender to provide the Care & Repair services within Perth & Kinross and Angus Council areas. The service is committed to providing an efficient and effective advisory, supportive and technical service to older or disabled people. This will enable people to remain in their own homes in greater comfort and security. Small repairs, medical adaptations and ramp installations as well as more general advice are provided to homeowners and private renters in conjunction with both councils.

Due to the increase in the operational area, we are seeking to expand the team with one full time and one part time Care and Repair Assistant who will need to be proactive, flexible and self-motivated. Commitment to providing a client orientated service is essential.

In this key role you will provide a support function to the Care and Repair Officers and Team Leader and assist with processing grant funding claims, liaising with customers and contractors, data inputting and financial monitoring. Knowledge of database administration is required as well as Key Performance Indicator statistical preparation, financial reporting and monitoring.

Educated to HNC level, or equivalent, you will be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications with a particular focus on Excel. You will be able to priories and manage your own workload and be able to put the needs of the customer first.

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Development Officer (West Dunbartonshire)

  • Full time
  • £32,118 – £36,603
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 7th December 2020

We are on our way to meeting our ambitious plans to build 1,000 new affordable homes across Scotland by 2022. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to fill the post of Development Officer to help us deliver this exciting development programme.

You will assist with the procurement and project management of the Association’s new build development and regeneration programme ensuring delivery of projects on time, within budget and to agreed success criteria. You will ensure that there is a systematic and accountable approach to your projects that will achieve the most cost effective solution, whilst maintaining the quality of our assets and services.

An excellent communicator, you will be well organised and have the ability to work on several projects simultaneously as well as liaise closely with key stakeholders and other departments directly affected by the works. Ideally you will bring experience of managing projects and have experience in the maintenance of social housing. You may also have a technical qualification. You will ensure that the Association follows the appropriate legislation including current Health & Safety legislation. You will also have excellent IT skills and have access to your own car as travel within West Dunbartonshire, Tayside and across Scotland is required for this post.

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Top job! Governance Manager

  • Full time
  • £43,439 – £48,158
  • based in Dundee or Perth
  • Closing 5th May 2020

Caledonia Housing Association has the vision of providing “Homes and Services that make life better”. Operating across 8 local authorities, the Caledonia Group manages over 5,000 affordable homes and offers services to around 1,500 private owners. The Group is committed to tackling inequality and housing needs across the Highlands, Tayside, Perthshire and Dunbartonshire. Caledonia has ambitious goals to revolutionise the customer service it provides, through streamlining processes and procedures, to improve the customer experience of tenants and service users across the Group.

This is an exciting time to join Caledonia Housing Association, and an opportunity has arisen to lead our Governance team. Our Governance Manager plays an integral role in the development and delivery of the Group’s business objectives. You will work with and support a highly skilled and committed Governance team, the Director of Finance and Governance, the Executive Management Team and Board, providing effective advice and business guidance to aid sound business decision-making in the long and short term.

As a leader of people you will lead by example, encouraging collaboration and continuous learning, ensuring a continuously improving, high performing, responsive, efficient and modern service, that provides an excellent customer experience for its service users. You will achieve this by empowering staff to deliver excellence in service provision and high-performance results.

You will be the central point of contact for risk and corporate governance across the Group and be responsible for all statutory and regulatory compliance and submissions. You will manage internal audit and respond to Audit Committee requirements and be responsible for statutory and legal requirements in relation to data protection and information management.

We need someone who can think and act creatively to improve service quality, with the talent to build a positive and enthusiastic solutions-based team culture and the energy and ability to work at pace to deliver results. Relevant housing sector experience and / or relevant professional qualifications are essential.

As a charity that truly values its employees, we offer an excellent package of staff benefits. These range from generous leave entitlements, to contributory pension and health benefits. We also offer great learning and development opportunities.

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Very Sheltered Scheme Manager (Temporary)

  • Full time
  • £20,364 – £23,664
  • Scone, Perthshire
  • Closing 22nd May 2020

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to lead our team in Scone as a Scheme Manager for an initial period of four months.

Duties are varied and key responsibilities are to ensure the safety and security of the tenants as well as overseeing the buildings and equipment matters and occasionally dealing with emergencies.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with a professional, customer-focused manner. You will be able to use your initiative and organisational skills in the day to day running of the scheme, and you will have strong administrative skills to ensure that all systems and processes are maintained to a high standard. Additionally, your ability to assess situations quickly is essential, as well as being able to prioritise and adapt to a changing environment.

Ideally you will have an SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9 and either an SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management SCQF Level 10 or any award in management that is certificated at or above SCQF Level 9* (min 60 credits) and mapped against the National Occupational Standards: Leadership and Management for Care Services SCQF 10. Consideration will however be given to a person who can demonstrate suitable experience and a willingness to progress towards these relevant qualifications.

If you possess the energy and drive to be part of our successful organisation, we want to hear from you. In return we offer a range of attractive benefits and flexible working practices.

The successful applicant will be required to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member through Disclosure Scotland.

There is a 6 month probationary period for all posts within Caledonia.

Benefits

33 days annual leave (pro-rata for part time employees)

Health related benefits such as payment for gym membership and cash back plans

Access to a free counselling service

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Perth
  • Closing 29th May 2020

Talented trailblazers sought with construction, finance, legal, HR or third sector backgrounds to join Caledonia Housing Association Board

Caledonia Housing Association is seeking talented trailblazers to support its transformation plans.

Individuals with a track record of strategic and operational leadership in construction, finance, law, HR, social housing or the third sector are invited to apply to join the Caledonia Board.

Caledonia Housing Association chief executive Julie Cosgrove has been shortlisted for Director of the Year in the 2020 Institute of Director Awards and, together with the Board, is pursuing a path of expansion as it works to deliver sustainable homes that help make life better.

A key workstream will be a substantial regeneration of the Bellsmyre area in Dumbarton, replacing existing low-demand properties with new build homes.

CHA, whose commitment to creating vibrant communities has increased its stock of homes by 150% in a decade, has a portfolio of 5,500 properties across eight local authority areas.

Chair Penny Coburn said, “The Caledonia business model is extremely successful. Turnover has increased from £16m to £36m, with reserves of £51.1m, which gives us an extremely sound financial platform from which to continue our transformation plans.

“The time is now right to appoint additional Board members with the vision and experience to help us achieve our ambitions to provide more high quality, energy-efficient homes for our communities. If you think you have what it takes, we would love to hear from you.”

Applications from people with diverse backgrounds are welcome.

The Board member positions are being offered on a voluntary basis, and full support and training will be provided.

A registered Scottish Charity, Caledonia provide homes for rent and low-cost home ownership. It caters for diverse needs, offering mainstream housing for families, couples and single people, as well as supported accommodation, sheltered and amenity housing, residential care and other specially adapted properties, including those designed for wheelchair users.

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Care and Repair Officer (Fixed Term)

  • Full time
  • £32,118 – £36,603
  • Perth
  • Closing 31st July 2020

Caledonia Care and Repair has recently been successful in winning the tender to provide the Care & Repair services within Perth & Kinross and Angus Council areas. The service is committed to providing an efficient and effective advisory, supportive and technical service to older or disabled people. This will enable people to remain in their own homes in greater comfort and security. Small repairs, medical adaptations and ramp installations as well as more general advice are provided to homeowners and private renters in conjunction with both councils.

Due to the increase in the operational area, we are seeking to expand the team with a Care and Repair Officer who will need to be proactive, flexible and self-motivated. Commitment to providing a client orientated service is essential.

In this key role you will provide relevant technical information, drawings, specifications and prepared tender documentation. You will also assist with technical advice to clients which will enable them to make informed choices about repairs and improvements to their homes ensuring service standards are met.

Monitoring building works to ensure work is of a high standard and complies with the client’s instructions and service delivery outcomes you will also demonstrate appropriate understanding of the service and its obligations. Customer focussed, you will take initiative to resolve problems and issues along with seeking to improve services and your own performance.

The successful candidate will have strong technical skills and will be educated to HNC/ HND or equivalent level in a relevant technical or building qualification. You will have proven experience of technical repair/maintenance work in a building centred environment e.g. housing association, local authority housing department, social work or similar environment. In addition to the usual ICT skills, experience of CAD is also required.

Due to the nature of the role you will need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car, you will also have the ability to travel to work in other offices should it be required. Appointment is subject to an initial probationary period of 6 months.

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