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Working at the SFHA

We are a small, energetic team of people with various skills in public affairs (housing policy, research and media); commercial activities (events management, membership, design); and corporate services (finance, facilities, HR, IT and administration).

We employ people who are committed to the contribution that housing associations make to our communities.  

Members are at the heart of everything we do. This is what enables the SFHA to be an effective voice and advocate for Scotland’s housing sector, exercising influence and providing support. 

Everyone is encouraged to perform to the highest standard possible. We have a learning and development programme for staff which encourages all staff to increase their confidence, knowledge and skills. We employ a Modern Apprentice and offer internships from time to time. 

We are a Living Wage employer, and we are accredited by Investors in People. 

Employees of the SFHA are entitled to a range of benefits. 

  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme

Current Vacancies

SFHA Board Director


£- per year

The SFHA Board comprises of 12 Directors elected through four electoral constituencies. The Directors collectively govern the organisation on behalf of our members. The Board is accountable to the membership for ensuring that the SFHA is fit for purpose, uses resources effectively and maximizes reach and impact. 

Salary: The role of the Board of Director is not remunerated although reasonable expenses for travel may be claimed

Responsible to: SFHA Members 

Time commitment: 4 Board Meetings plus an away day with ad-hoc single item agenda meetings as required. 


Business Services Assistant


£22,687 per year

Salary Starting Salary: Band F - £22,687
Hours: Full time with flexible working options available
Position: Business Services Assistant

Closing Date: Friday 26th August 2022 at Noon
Interviews Week Commencing: Monday 5th September 2022

SFHA is the membership body for, and collective voice of, housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland. We exist to represent, support and connect our members.

Our vision is that our members will be central to Scotland’s social and economic recovery and renewal. It is everyone’s right to live in a safe, warm and affordable home, in a thriving community. Our members are uniquely positioned as community anchors across Scotland, supporting people and their communities. 

We are looking for a Business Services Assistant to actively contribute to SFHA’s success by supporting the business in line with organisational needs. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with enthusiasm, energy and a flexible approach to their work who is looking to gain a wide range of experience and be happy to undertake a variety of duties with enthusiasm and pride.  

An excellent knowledge and proficient use of all Microsoft Office packages is required. You will be required to work effectively with colleagues in a team. An interest in housing is desirable.   


Public Affairs Manager

Location flexible, hybrid working available

££43,212 per year

Salary: Band C  - £43,212

Responsible to: Director of Public Affairs and Communications

Type of Position: Full time

Location: Flexible, hybrid working available. Our main office is in Glasgow

Closing date: Friday 2 September 2022 at Noon

Interviews will be held either 14 or 15 September 2022.

SFHA is the membership body for, and collective voice of, housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland. We exist to represent, support and connect our members.

Housing associations and co-operatives provide safe, warm, affordable homes for life to over half a million people in Scotland, who come from all kinds of backgrounds. Our members work with partners and tenants to create thriving communities which help people to live well and fulfil their potential. They do this by building the best homes for affordable rent in Scotland, maintaining them to an excellent standard, contributing to their local communities and supporting their tenants when they need it. 

We want to do all we can to help our members succeed in their vital work. That’s why we are investing in our public affairs team, so we can create an accurate understanding of housing associations and co-operatives among politicians, policymakers and the public. In this newly-designed role, you will help us tell our members’ stories to MSPs, MPs and their staff. You’ll create engagement strategies to assist our members in developing strong local relationships with politicians, work with our expert policy team to deliver positive changes to legislation and government policy, and, alongside our skilled communications team, drive political awareness and understanding of housing associations.

You’ll be an experienced public affairs practitioner with demonstrable achievements in legislative or policy change, a solid understanding of the Scottish political environment and excellent political relationships.

This is a fantastic opportunity to create real change in an area of public policy that directly affects people in Scotland. We’re looking forward to seeing your application.