Upcoming courses at SHARE



22.03.19     TRIM 

Who’s it for and what’s it about?  

This course is for you if you want or need to improve your time management skills to ensure you assign adequate time to tasks, don’t miss deadlines, don’t let others down and generally take control of your working life to maximise your effectiveness and ultimately your use of that precious commodity – TIME! 

25.03.19     Domestic abuse awareness 

Who’s it for and what’s it about?  

Housing Associations are uniquely positioned to be aware of this sensitive and difficult issue and also to help those experiencing it to re-build their lives. This course is for all housing staff that deal with tenants whether in the Association office or in their own homes.    

It will highlight the impact of domestic abuse on the lives of those experiencing it, help delegates to spot potential warning signs, enable them to approach such issues sensitively and educate them on the specific type of support that a victim of domestic abuse may require. 

26.03.19     Business administration (SVQ Level 2)  

Who’s it for and what’s it about?  

An SVQ is a qualification accredited by the Scottish Qualification Authority, which is about gaining recognition for what you do in the workplace. SHARE runs the qualification as part of the Business Administration Modern Apprenticeship, however, the qualification can stand on its own. 

26.03.19     Business administration (SVQ Level 3) 

Who’s it for and what’s it about?  

An SVQ is a qualification accredited by the Scottish Qualification Authority, which is about gaining recognition for what you do in the workplace.  

SHARE runs the qualification on a rolling programme as and when required for the Social Housing Sector. It is the qualification for you if you already have approximately two years’ experience of administration and you work as part of a team, but can also have some autonomy when making decisions in your job. 

26.03.19    The role of the Committee/Board in delivering good governance 

Who’s it for and what’s it about?  

One of the hallmarks of an effective Committee/Board is that members know and understand clearly their roles and responsibilities. Housing Associations and Cooperatives base their approach to governance on common policies that, set out the conduct expected from members, the range of their responsibilities and explain how they are to fulfil their function as a governing body to run meetings and make decisions. 

27.03.19     Welfare rights for housing staff 

Who’s it for and what’s it about?  

The purpose of the training is both to raise awareness and provide some detail as to the forthcoming changes in the UK benefits system which will impact directly on tenants. 

As a consequence of the impact on tenants, this also raises significant challenges for the financial operation of housing associations and co-operatives. 

27.03.19     Questions you should be asking – Finance 

Who’s it for and what’s it about?  

The Questions you should be asking series of courses is for both experienced and relatively new Committee/Board members who are expected to be able to constructively challenge the information in the reports and papers they receive. 

For many Committee/Board members knowing what to look for in reports, understanding the meaning of what they read and knowing what questions they should be asking can be a challenge. This course aims to support Committee/Board members in their understanding of housing finance by helping them identify the critical questions they should be asking and why. 

28.03.19     Effective voids management 

Who’s it for and what’s it about?  

This course is for housing staff with the responsibility for managing void properties who may be experiencing difficulty in letting properties due to low demand, the impact of welfare reforms or how properties are promoted. 

This course looks at how to improve void to let times especially in relation to difficult to let properties from an operational and strategic perspective. 

29.03.19     Understanding procurement and supplier management in the workplace (ilm level 3 module)  

Who’s it for and what’s it about?  

If you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of procurement and supplier management this is for you. The course has been created specifically for those working in maintenance, technical services or who have a role in development where you are, or will be, involved in procuring goods and services for your organisation. 

This course is especially suited to you if you’re pursuing a career in maintenance, technical services or development and you want to develop a strong CV, build your confidence and provide opportunity to move from assistant to officer level.