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Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association
1 Hay Avenue

0131 657 0600


Board Members

Edinburgh Area | Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association
Voluntary -

Closing date

4th July 2019, at Midnight

Salary and Employment Details

Castle Rock Edinvar is a member of the Places for People Group and one of Scotland’s foremost housing providers. Our mission is to be Scotland’s leading Placemaking partner.  Our mission is underpinned by five strategic pillars that drive our actions and results:

  • Placemaking – creating places that work for everyone
  • Innovating – creatively finding the right solutions
  • Partnering – working together for shared success
  • Investing – sustaining places and people
  • Wellbeing – enabling people to live their lives equitably

We don’t just build houses, we create and manage places, and the places we create stand out. We offer housing for everyone, from affordable housing right through to market sales, and all designed to meet people’s needs and aspirations. We believe in delivering more than just a service through having a positive social impact in the communities we serve.

Board members are collectively responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring its long term success.  They must ensure, working alongside the Leadership Team, that the organisation achieves its aims and objectives efficiently, effectively and in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.

This is a voluntary role and as such will be offered on an unpaid basis. All reasonable expenses will be paid.

Job Description

Time Commitment

You should be able to allocate sufficient time to perform your responsibilities effectively. It is anticipated that this will require 20 days per year, disregarding the induction programme.

Board members will be expected to attend & contribute to a minimum of 6 evening Board meetings per year, plus participation in additional sub committees as required. The Board members also meet for a full day in October to consider strategy.


Board members are expected to participate fully in ensuring that the Board exercises effective leadership of, and control over, the organisation as well as monitoring its executive management. In particular you will be expected, as a Board member, to bring to the board knowledge and experience of other business organisations and independence and objectivity of judgement on matters relating to:

• strategy – constructively challenging and contributing to the development of the strategy of the organisation
• performance – scrutinising the performance of management in meeting objectives, and monitoring the reporting of performance
• risk – being satisfied that financial information is accurate and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible
• people – taking a role in the appointment and removal (where necessary) of senior management, and in succession planning.

The Group parent has adopted the UK Corporate Governance Code. A copy of this will be provided to all Board members upon joining. Board members will be expected to assist in such compliance and personally to act in accordance with any requirements, guidance or recommendations of that Code, or any other applicable code of practice.

Board members will be required to accept responsibility publicly and, where necessary, in writing when required to do so by the Companies Act.


The Board has established two standing Committees: the Audit & Risk Committee, the Nominations & Governance Committee. In addition, the Group board may delegate to subsidiary boards authority within certain limits to deal with specific matters such as finance transactions and corporate transactions.

As a Board member you may be appointed by the board to be a member of at least one of the committees and you may be asked to one or more of the subsidiary boards.


We would welcome applications from a wide and diverse range of individuals to complement the existing range of expertise on the Board. We would particularly welcome interest from anyone with senior level experience in any of the following areas:

  • Housing;
  • Asset Management;
  • Sustainability;
  • Politics or Local Government;
  • Health & Social Care;
  • Infrastructure & Placemaking;
  • Change Management;
  • Organisational Development;
  • Mentoring/Leadership.

Naturally, we would expect you to be fully conversant with the usual legal and fiduciary duties of a Board member, aligned with corporate responsibility and good governance.  These duties will be discharged in association with our core SPIRIT values of Support, Positivity, Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Togetherness.

To apply, please visit click the ‘apply’ button and upload a CV and supporting statement explaining why you feel you are suitable for this role.         

Interviews are expected to be held on 1st and 2nd August 2019.