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Volunteer Trustee - The Valley, Maryhill SCIO

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th February 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd February 2021


Help take forward our bid for the largest urban community buyout in Scottish history.

“The Valley, Maryhill SCIO” has been established to take forward the largest urban community buyout in Scottish history. Following local campaigns to prevent the sale of 2.14 hectares of a historic neighbourhood of Maryhill, Glasgow, by owners Glasgow City Council, The Valley SCIO is seeking to enter a bid for an asset transfer to the Scottish ministers, or succeed in making a late bid for the sale of the site.

The Valley, the local name for the Collina Street site, used to host public housing, which was demolished in the mid noughties. The site sits between the Forth and Clyde Canal, which bounds the site to its North and West, an area of mature woodland to its South West, and the Kelvin Water to its South. It has been estimated that the local residual heat from these two water systems could heat half of the Maryhill ward (population 21,000), and have spare heat to heat local greenhouses for year round food production reducing food miles. Our aim is to develop community responsive, passivhaus development, with district heating, built to the highest build standards to last for generations, and ensure affordable community-controlled social housing both as an exemplar of what organised people can achieve, and contribute locally to the battle against climate change.

We are developing a business plan and counter proposal to privatisation of this site by Glasgow City Council, to submit to the Scottish ministers in a short timescale. To that end, we are looking for a VOLUNTEER TRUSTEE (alongside a commitment to community controlled housing and a community buyout for the site) with any (or all) of the following:-

  • Planning, architecture and design skills
  • An understanding of the administrative context in local and national government
  • Proven communication skills
  • A development background
  • A legal background
  • Experience of community buyouts
  • A proven commercial background
  • Human resources experience
  • A background in public health and wellbeing
  • A background in heat Engineering and renewables

Application notes

Please email and with a covering letter and CV.

The closing date for all applications is 12noon,16 February 2021.

Interested applicants will meet with bid coordinators and volunteer board members on the 18th of February.