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Near Me in Housing Project Lead

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Glasgow centred but can be home based and will require travel around Scotland when restrictions allow
  • Closing 28th June 2021

  • Advertised from 14th June 2021
  • Type of Position: 12 month FTC (Secondment opportunities will be considered). Annual Leave: 29 Days & 10 Public Holidays (Pro rata for part-time posts).


Context of the Role

SFHA is the voice and membership body for housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland. Our ambition is that everyone has a good home in a successful community, with a range of high quality, affordable, safe and accessible homes that meet people’s changing needs and aspirations throughout their lives.

The Social Housing sector has been working to increase digital inclusion and participation in recent years, and the pandemic has only increased the desire and regulatory requirement for alternative methods of engaging with residents and carrying out essential services such as repairs and estate management tasks. Some smaller organisations have found it especially difficult to consider digital alternatives to traditional in person appointments - therefore the opportunity to adopt something that is already tried and tested is very appealing, and SFHA have secured funding for a post to support the housing sector to roll out Near Me.

Job Overview

The post of Near Me in Housing Project Lead for the Near Me Video Calling services has been funded by the Scottish Government for an initial period of 12 months.

The post holder will support the development and rollout of video calling services across the housing sector, for both SFHA members and Local Authorities.

Reporting to SFHA Innovation and Future Thinking Manager, the postholder will work flexibly with colleagues within SFHA, SFHA member associations, Local Authorities and the Scottish Government Near Me team.

A full Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 28 June 2021

Please email a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role outlined in the job description to

Interviews anticipated on Friday 2 July 2021.