Strong governance is pivotal in housing associations and co-operatives, providing the strategic direction and leadership necessary to create a successful organisation. Within the Scottish Housing Regulator’s Regulatory Framework, it has outlined its Regulatory Standards of Governance and Financial Management, with which all housing associations and co-operatives must comply (see p31-34 here). Our members strive not only to meet these standards, but to exceed them.
The SFHA produces guidance, provides services and delivers a number of events each year, geared towards staff and governing body members, in order to give our members as much support as possible in this area.
The governing bodies of housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland are mostly volunteers with a broad range of skills and knowledge, who play a key role in the leadership of their organisations.
SFHA has produced much guidance for its members (available by signing in and looking at the downloads section below this article) and has put together a working group of members to feed into the production of further guidance on an ongoing basis. More details are available below.
The SFHA’s OnBoard service provides a resource for members who are looking for governing body members, and for individuals who may wish to join a governing body. More details are available in the Our Members section of the website.