We’re looking to further enhance the strength and diversity of our boards and are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for making a difference to local communities.
The Queens Cross Group is an organisation with a strong sense of identity and pride in the area we live and work and where there is evidence of the city’s rich industrial and cultural heritage all around us. The Housing Association is the parent organisation in a group structure with 2 subsidiaries Queens Cross Workspace and Queens Cross Factoring and a joint venture organisation the Garscube Community Foundation.
Applicants will be dedicated to our values of respect, integrity and aspiration. We would particularly welcome those who have experience in Economic Development, Business Start Up, Community / Social Enterprise Sector, Employability Initiatives, Climate Change and Sustainability, to support us in delivering our ambitious new business plan for 2020-25. We are keen to represent the diversity of our local community and welcome applications from under-represented groups.
Although the role is voluntary and unpaid, we will pay reasonable out of pocket expenses and will support you in the role through ongoing training and mentoring. It’s a highly rewarding role and our Board members have a sense of pride and satisfaction from providing quality homes and services, stimulating economic activity and providing accessible business accommodation for rent and awarding small grants that can change people’s lives.
Serving on our boards will enable you to strengthen and develop a variety of professional skills, which could be highly beneficial for your career advancement. You will have the opportunity to work and interact with other board members and organisational leaders and learn skills across a number of business areas that may be new to you such as governance, financial reporting, strategic planning and project management.
As a board member you will oversee the delivery of our new 5 year Business Plan and this is a great opportunity if you are looking to move into a management or graduate role and your career-to-date has been focused on day to day operational functions.
Our websites provide information about each organisation in the group:
Queens Cross Housing Association (Parent) - qcha.org.uk
Queens Cross Workspace - qcgroup.co.uk
Queens Cross Factoring - qcfactoring.co.uk
Garscube Community Foundation - garscubefoundation.org
Closing Date: Monday 6 April 2020 at 11.59pm
Interview Dates: Wednesday 15 April, 9am – 5pm, Tuesday 21 April, 4pm – 8pm
Recognised Scottish Charity Number SC036434