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Loreburn Housing Association
7 Gifhorn House
Shakespeare Street
Dumfries

01387 321300

Email for applications - rebeccaw@loreburn.org.uk

Contact for applications - Rebecca Wilson

www.loreburn.org.uk

Governing Body Member Recruitment – Office Bearers

Dumfries | Loreburn Housing Association
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Closing date

1st September 2024, at Noon

Salary and Employment Details

Governing Body Member Recruitment

Positions: Convener, Vice Convener, MC Member Person, and MC Member.

Voluntary Positions

Job Description

We’re pleased to be highlighting current recruitment opportunities within our governing body for those interested in Office Bearer positions, in particular the role of Convener and Vice Convener. We’d be delighted to hear from those with previous experience but equally, if this would be your first Office Bearer role, we would welcome the opportunity to provide tailored support and training to allow you to thrive in this new role. We’re looking to engage with those who are invested in achieving positive outcomes for our tenants and the communities we serve throughout Dumfries and Galloway.

A little bit about us…

Loreburn Housing Association (LHA) is 40 years old this year. We are a registered charity who own around 2,500 properties throughout Dumfries & Galloway. Our Vision is to Create Great Places to Live and our ambition is to be recognised amongst the best housing associations in Scotland.

We’re led by an ambitious Management Committee who are dedicated to the delivery of an exceptional housing service. Building on our reputation as an award-winning housing provider, we offer a wide variety of accommodation and services to suit a range of needs.

Our Corporate Strategy is customer focussed and includes the creation of our own In House Repairs Service, a hub, home and roam model in the way we work, a commitment to build new homes that meet high energy efficiency standards and a strong commitment to continue to invest in our talented, empowered and energised workforce who make a positive difference across local communities.

We pride ourselves on being a housing association that is valued by the local community.  A different kind of housing association, one that has no ambition to be the biggest, but always aspires to be the best we can be.  We respect and value our tenants and the communities where they live.  We are committed to working more closely with our tenants to achieve our goals.  Our Strategic priorities are:

  • GREAT Homes
  • GREAT Services
  • GREAT People
  • GREAT Communities

What’s involved in being a governing body member….

This is an exciting time to join our Management Committee as we move towards launching our new strategic plan for 2024 and beyond.

The Management Committee set our direction and associated strategies, scrutinise our performance and oversee risk and audit to ensure Loreburn are well-positioned to deliver GREAT outcomes for tenants.

You will provide strong, focussed, governance to our organisation and bring a range of experience and specialist knowledge that helps shape our success.

We look to attract a range of skills and experience to ensure we have a balanced group of individuals on our Board, in particular we are looking for skills in the areas of customer service, accounting, treasury management and human resources. Whilst these sills are desirable, we are always looking to attract people who are committed to our goals and passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for tenants. Full details on the role and skills requirements are available within the Role Profile and Person Specification.

We meet approximately 10 times per year, and meetings are generally held via Microsoft Teams with two in-person meetings scheduled annually. All ICT equipment required is provided by Loreburn and we provide an online training package as part of our induction with additional training scheduled as required.

We are always looking to increase the diversity on our board and would welcome the opportunity to support those looking to join a board in whatever way we can from the application process right through to serving as a member. If there is anything at all we can do to support you with the application process please do let us know.

Whilst the positions are voluntary, all expenses incurred as a result of your role will be covered, this includes travel and any costs associated with care responsibilities.

Notes

We are looking to recruit candidates as soon as possible to a short-term appointment, with a view to them having a chance to shadow existing Office Bearers and build relationships with Members and the Exec Team and taking on the Office position come September following election at the AGM.

Role Profiles:

Convener Role Profile

Vice Convener Profile

MC Member Person Specification

MC Member Role Profile

If you are interested in finding out more about Loreburn Housing Association please visit our website www.loreburn.org.uk or to make arrangements to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Rebecca Wilson on rebeccaw@loreburn.org.uk.

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