Charity registered in Scotland SC013988
Caledonia Housing Association is one of Scotland’s leading providers of high quality, affordable housing for people in housing need. Caledonia is a registered Scottish Charity and provides homes for rent, as well as low cost home ownership. Catering for many diverse needs, Caledonia offer mainstream housing for families, couples and single people, as well as supported accommodation, sheltered and amenity housing and housing specifically designed for wheelchair users.
Caledonia Housing Association are now looking to recruit new members to their Board to lead them through the next ambitious stage of transformation and growth. Their current business plan is based on: Achieving Excellence, Building Success and Creating Innovation. This plan will see Caledonia deliver 1,000 new homes by 2022 and continue on their programme of transforming their customer service.
Customers are at the heart of everything that Caledonia do. Their programme of transformation has been developed in direct response to customer feedback. Caledonia are seeking to offer customers access to a wide range of on line services, enhance their frontline services to respond to individual customer needs and embed an agile and flexible approach to their working environment.
Caledonia has grown in recent years and is now the parent within a group structure which consists of two subsidiaries, with a total of over 5,000 properties in management and a further 1,500 factored properties, operating across 8 local authority areas within Tayside, Highlands and Dunbartonshire.
To support Caledonia Housing Association in the delivery of their ambitious plans, Board Member applications are welcomed from a wide and diverse range of individuals to complement existing Board Members. In particular, Caledonia Housing Association would welcome interest from anyone with the following experience or skills:
· Asset Management or Construction
· Not For Profit Organisations
The Village of Renton Community Integration Project
Cordale Housing Association work in a group partnership with Caledonia Housing Association. Cordale Housing Association is a registered charity that provides affordable housing in Renton, West Dunbartonshire and has had an active approach to community development to achieve wider regeneration. As part of this wider role, the Association has secured Big Lottery Funding for the transformation of underused open space as a Community Garden to provide communal growing and event space to benefit tenants and the wider community. The aim is to use the garden as a catalyst for wider regeneration to offer opportunities to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together, to enhance wellbeing, to promote skills and confidence and enable access to affordable healthy food produce. The Association have consulted with and secured the support of a range of organisations including schools and care providers that are keen to be involved in development and use of the garden.
The Association is now seeking to employ a Community Garden Project Co-ordinator with suitable skills and experience in horticulture, community food growing and community development. This post holder will lead the development and delivery of the Community Garden and all associated programmes to engage local people and groups in set up and ongoing use of the space and ensure the garden is well maintained, attractive and productive. The aim is to use the Garden as a catalyst for wider change and a community learning approach will be needed to increase the skills and capacity of local people to establish a community gardening group to make best use of the space and manage the day to day running of the Garden on a self-reliant basis.
We want to create opportunities for local people from a wide range of ages, abilities and background to come together and build stronger village integration and social relationships. Our new community integration project in the village of Renton will help local people have more access to opportunities to improve their lives and will help to tackle loneliness & isolation. The project will improve community integration and intergenerational growth through the provision of new opportunities for the local people to come together; and will provide new volunteering opportunities which will enable local people to take part in physical and social activities.
If you are the person who can deliver on all our objectives in this project we would like to hear from you.
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.
This is an exciting time to join Caledonia Housing Association.
As one of Scotland’s leading providers of high quality affordable homes for people in housing need and an award winning registered charity, we have launched our ambitious programme of business transformation called Customer 1st.
Our vision, ethos and purpose will ensure that Caledonia puts the needs and requirements of our customers first whilst providing homes and services that make life better, by delivering flexible customer focussed services from a skilled, engaged and continuously developing workforce.
The HR team has been transformed and restructured to create a new People Directorate, which reflects our recognition that the employee experience is key to a continuously improving customer experience.
This new and exciting role provides the opportunity to develop our workforce and help shape a new organisational culture.
As part of a multi-disciplined People and HR team, you will be involved in learning and development, supporting and coaching managers, employee engagement, change management, behavioural change and performance management.
As we continue to develop an agile and collaborative working environment, you will also support our HR Officers in providing generalist HR advice, information and support.
Do you embrace change?
Are you committed to excellence and continued improvement?
Do you see challenge as an opportunity to grow?
Do you deliver results?
Have you experience in organisational development and cultural change?
If so, we’d like to hear from you!