Recruitment of Board Members

West Highland Housing Association

  • Location: Oban
  • Hours: Part Time Casual
  • Contact: Oriana Lopez

West Highland Housing Association is looking for new Board Members. It is an exciting time for West Highland who have plans to develop in a number of small communities in Oban, Lorn and the Isles. Our parent company Link is building over 350 properties in and around Oban in the next 3 years whilst we have committed to the development of over 50 new properties in the next 3 years that will deliver affordable housing for rent and sale in the more rural areas.
We are looking for fair and open minded individuals who want to utilise their experience and skills in making a difference for housing and communities. In terms of general experience we are looking for people who ideally would have:
• Good communication skills;
• An ability to understand finance;
• Have some experience or understanding of the voluntary sector;
• A commitment to affordable housing;
• An understanding of the broader social policy environment
West Highland Housing Association provides a wide range of services within the Oban, Lorn and the Isles area. We manage almost 1000 properties with around 800 being in our own ownership, 75 being in Link ownership and over 140 factored properties.
We have a turnover of approximately £3.5m. We work in partnership with communities across Oban and Lorn, Argyll and Bute Council - as the strategic housing authority - the Scottish Government, NHS Highland and Highland and
Islands Enterprise to deliver local and national priorities. In addition we have a subsidiary company that deals with energy. The position is not remunerated, but expenses are payable. A commitment to attend meetings approximately every 6 weeks is required. The initial appointment is from now and then for re-appointment every 3 years, at the discretion of the Board.At this stage the Association wants to hear from people who previously have not been involved
with the Association. West Highland Housing Association is part of the Link Group, one of the largest Housing Associations in Scotland.
To receive an information pack please contact Oriana Lopez on 01631 566451 or apply above.

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