Cordale Housing Association – Opportunities to join our Management Committee
“Homes and Services that make life better”.
Cordale Housing Association is a registered charity operating in Renton and Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire.
The Association is part of the Caledonia Housing Group.
The Caledonia Housing Group has approximately 6,000 homes within 8 different local authority areas. Cordale Housing Association is a subsidiary of the Group, operating in West Dunbartonshire.
In recent years Cordale Housing Association has undergone considerable change and progress, significantly improving performance, services and results offered to tenants and services users.
The Association has ambitious plans and this is a great time to join us as we embark on the next phase of our development. In 2019 we have opened our new office in the heart of our community, start a large new build programme and progress a Group wide business change programme that is focused on meeting the changing expectations of our customers.
Cordale Housing Association is governed by a Management Committee comprising of a mix of local residents and individuals with specific business skills. The role of the Committee is to ensure the Association is managed well and delivers excellent outcomes for tenants and service users. This involves setting direction, monitoring performance, managing risk and complying with statutory and regulatory requirements.
The Association is looking to recruit new co-opted Management Committee members. Cordale Housing Association is particularly interested in speaking to individuals with strong governance experience and a background in strategy development and/or organisational change.
These are exciting and rewarding opportunities for individuals with the appropriate knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to make a difference. The posts provide the opportunity to gain governance and leadership experience as part of a large, progressive Housing Group, whilst supporting a community based Housing Association committed to providing “homes and services that make life better”.
Are you passionate about delivering great services? Do you have expertise in leading teams to improve processes and deliver excellent customer care? You may be just the person we are looking for.
There are over 40,000 organisations in the voluntary sector in Scotland, employing over 100,000 paid staff across a huge range of specialisms, activities and locations. As the national membership body for voluntary and community organisations our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident and sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland, by delivering services, giving the sector a voice at a national level and promoting and supporting innovation and improvement.
We deliver payroll services to over 400 organisations. We help our customers fill hundreds of jobs every year and we run Community Jobs Scotland which helps create over 700 jobs a year. We want to make these services even better, more joined up and expanding, so that the charities and voluntary sector organisations we support can focus on the people and communities they exist to serve.
To help us achieve this we have created a new senior post and we are keen to hear from people with experience of delivering and improving high quality services, who can make the most of digital technology and take our services to the next level. It would help if you had a good understanding of the voluntary sector, and it’s crucial your values are as important to you as the bottom line.
Do you want to improve your personal wellbeing?... and your career prospects? Do you want to play a role in improving the lives of others and the Clydesdale area? If the answer is “YES” then volunteering as a Management Committee member with us might be the thing for you!
We are looking to recruit people as voluntary committee members. We need people who are motivated by a positive desire to work with us in achieving our Vision of ‘Quality homes and excellent services for all - for today and the future’.
We are a Registered Social Landlord and Scottish Charity with 738 affordable rented homes across rural South Lanarkshire and the Clyde Valley. We have high tenant satisfaction levels and a track record of strong performance. Our current challenges include improving the energy efficiency of our homes, supporting tenants with money problems and establishing a community hub.
We need new committee members who have a range of skills and personal qualities who will strengthen our leadership in achieving the best we can for tenants and other service users. We would welcome interest from individuals with a commitment to our objectives and who have appropriate skills, but in particular would welcome applications from people with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
· Property maintenance/construction
· Tenant/community engagement
Although Management Committee work is unpaid, we will reimburse out of pocket expenses, including care and travelling costs. We also provide comprehensive induction training as well as supporting ongoing personal development. The main reward though is knowing that you are part of a team that is helping to improve the lives of others.
Our Management Committee meets monthly in Lanark (usually held on the last Wednesday of the month – between 6.00 and 8.00pm).
We want to be at the heart of our community and have its needs at the heart of all that we do.
Calvay Housing Association (CHA) is based in Barlanark, part of Greater Easterhouse. Calvay is a member of Easterhouse Housing Regeneration Alliance (EHRA).
In early 2018, our long-standing Director left the Association. Following an options appraisal, Calvay decided its best option was to continue as an independent association, and a new permanent Director was appointed in October 2018.
Since then we have put a new business plan in place, and made improvements in how the Association is governed and managed. Over the coming year we will be commissioning a governance review and putting in place further improvements.
We are a medium sized housing association with 825 properties in management. We have a mixture of property types; the original stock acquired from GCC in the 80s, new-build properties and ‘second stage’ transfer properties. Over the next year we have plans to develop approximately sixty additional properties. We also provide factoring services to 105 owners and lease one commercial unit.
Calvay HA is based at the Calvay Centre which is also home to Quarriers charity. The Centre has an IT suite and a hall which is rented out for a variety of activities.
Some of the benefits you can expect from serving on our Management Committee include:
We are looking to strengthen our committee and would like to hear from people who have professional level skills or experience in any of the following areas:
In establishing The Gannochy Trust in 1937, AK Bell brought benefits to Perthshire and Scotland which are maintained to this day. Properties transferred to the Trust and still managed by it were the Gannochy housing estate and substantial other grounds for community and recreational purposes. The Trust’s funds included shares in the Bell’s Whisky Company, which were latterly invested prudently over a wide spectrum of investments and have grown significantly over the years. In 1967, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened and now encompasses the whole of Scotland.
The Trust’s strategic plan supports the objectives that were set out by AK Bell in the Trust Deed. This includes providing affordable, high quality housing, an estate that protects and enhances green spaces and ensures good agricultural husbandry, improving community life through the use of Trust’s assets, grant giving and an efficiently run Trust through people development and management of resources. The Chief Executive works closely with the Trustees to discharge these responsibilities, with the Chief Executive helping develop strategies and being responsible for their implementation and for managing the Trust’s wide range of operations.
The Chief Executive will be appointed for their interest, passion and concern for the primary vision of the Trust, as well as the overall contribution they can make with their skills and knowledge to the future development and success of the Trust. He / she will have knowledge and understanding of the environment and sectors that the Trust operates within the region and in Scotland. The successful candidate should also have experience in developing and influencing strategy and policy across a wide range of relevant subjects as well as experience of charitable and community funding. The Trust are looking for an experienced and inspirational leader who can work with key stakeholders and become an ambassador for the organisation.
GNWCAB’s board of directors are looking for two new trustees to work alongside the chair, vice-chair and other board members to oversee and support our new Chief Executive to deliver an exciting new business plan over the next three years with our dynamic team of staff and volunteers.
The board is currently made up of 8 members, each offering a different skill-set designed to support the on-going governance needs, and strategic development aims of the organisation. The board has identified a gap in finance skills, and would welcome applications from individuals with experience of working across financial management, accountancy or other finance related professions.
GNWCAB’s staff team, volunteers and customers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and widening access and inclusion is central to our business development plan. We welcome applications to the board from protected characteristic individuals who have lived experience of barriers to access or discrimination.
In addition to supporting the statutory governance requirements as set out in the Companies Act 2006 and Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, board members will be invited to contribute their unique skills through contributions to short life working groups, sub-groups, and ad-hoc pieces of development work as they arise.
GNWCAB is committed to the on-going development of our staff and volunteers, and we provide opportunities for training and engagement across the organisation on a regular basis, some of which are delivered nationally our membership body, Citizens’ Advice Scotland.
With the retirement of the Association’s longest serving staff member on the horizon we are offering an exciting opportunity to join our team. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive the successful candidate will be responsible for HR and health & safety co-ordination, for Committee servicing and management of the reception service. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge and experience working in these areas. In addition to salary, the Association offers a generous benefits package including a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme.
Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire (VAER) is part of a national network of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) whose ambition is to see a Scotland in which voluntary and social enterprise action in all its forms flourishes and delivers strong resilient communities.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Voluntary Action and we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to help meet future challenges.
To take responsibility for the processing and payment of all invoices and producing charity management accounts, on a monthly basis to ensure the smooth running of the financial responsibilities of the charity. (We are currently using SAGE50 version 2016)
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
About the role
The Skylight Operations Lead is a new, senior position in our Edinburgh service. You’ll play a key role in ensuring the leadership of the Edinburgh team reflects our culture and values. Working across a multi-disciplinary team, you will utilise project management approaches to ensure the delivery of complex services. This is a role requiring a proactive approach and an ability to see the big picture when working with key stakeholders, both internally and externally. You will also provide organisational and administrative support to the Director, deputising when necessary. This is a big opportunity for someone with the confidence to make a new role their own.
Knowledge/Skills and Experience:
Naturally in such a key position, we’re looking for someone who drives success. You will be known for your proactive approach and first class organisational skills. An ability to manage projects is essential along with experience of inspiring teams and translating strategic goals into high quality operations. This is a great new role in a fantastic team!
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
· Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
· Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
· 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
The Health and Wellbeing worker will be based at The Marie Trust day centre. The role will involve increasing awareness of health and wellbeing issues and look at ways to tackling health inequalities for homeless people and vulnerable people with complex needs. The post will involve promoting health knowledge through a variety of activities including facilitating group work, workshops, 1 : 1 support and case work.
The MOT Program aim is to prevent homelessness and supports individuals to sustain tenancies, exit homelessness and to re-engage in communities through the use of a social prescribing model which recognises that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors. Social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. We also aim to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.