Charity registered in Scotland SC013988
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.
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.
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.
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