Board Members Scotland

Board Member Scotland

Voluntary role with expenses paid 

Home, a place where you belong 

Home in Scotland is looking for new members to join our Board to contribute to the strategic direction to help with our mission to deliver high quality affordable housing in Scotland. 

Home in Scotland is part of part of the Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of high-quality housing, integrated health and social care. In Scotland we manage over 5500 homes serving 12,500 customers. 

As a member of our Home in Scotland Board, you’ll support, offer guidance and constructive challenge, ensuring our Board discharges its legal and regulatory responsibilities.  

Your key responsibilities

  • Set clear strategic direction and priorities for Home in Scotland.
  • Monitor and review Home in Scotland’s progress and performance in accordance with our strategy and business plan.
  • Contribute your personal and professional knowledge and expertise to Board discussions and decisions, ensuring that high standards of customer service are maintained. 
  • Promote and uphold the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring the Board discharges its duties and complies with all statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate controls and risk management are in place.
  • Maintain high standards of honesty and integrity, adhering at all times to our Board Members Code of Conduct. 

You bring

  • Knowledge or experience of social housing in Scotland, including its regulatory and policy environment.
  • A strong sense of social purpose and empathy with Home Group’s mission, along with a passion for housing and communities, making a difference for our customers.
  • Proven ability to work at a strategic level, think creatively, and challenge constructively.
  • An understanding of the role of a Board Member, commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, and the ability to build constructive working relationships with Board Members and colleagues.
  • A commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills, enabling you to collaborate effectively and represent Home Scotland externally. 

A place where you belong

We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment and encourage applicants from all backgrounds. We value diversity in all its forms and our goal is to foster a culture where everyone feels respected and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives. 

We are a Disability Confident Employer, do let us know if we can do anything to help you shine in the process in the way of reasonable adjustments.

What’s involved

  • You ask you to commit 1-2 days per month to Home in Scotland Board meetings and activities.
  • As a Board we meet 5-6 times per year, both virtual and in-person. Some meetings include site visits and engagement with our customers.
  • The initial term of your appointment is for three years and may be renewed. 
  • The role is unpaid, however all reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
  • If you are successful, we’ll ask you for details of two referees

How to apply

For more information, please see our Home Scotland Board Member briefing pack. Applications are invited in the form of:

  • A current CV or description of work and other relevant experience.
  • A supporting statement highlighting how your skills and experience match our requirements.

To apply, please send your application to no later than 24 July 2024. Do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to know more.

Work Locations: Glasgow (Springhill Parkway) Pavillion 6 - Parkway Court 321 Springhill Parkway Baillieston, Glasgow G69 6GA

Closing Date: 24 July 2024, 11:59:00 PM