Board Member

Almond Housing Association Limited
Straiton, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Almond Housing Association, based in Livingston, is seeking applications to fill a number of voluntary Board Member vacancies from candidates with a keen interest in the activities and business of the Association.

We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and suitably qualified individuals to join our Board who are responsible for the overall governance, management and maintenance of approximately 2,500 properties and 650 garages in Livingston and other towns in West Lothian.

Commitment and experience are assets as valuable as qualifications. Applicants will be required to work with senior and professional staff and an ability to grasp complex issues quickly is important, as is experience of achieving results in a Committee or Board environment.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate ability and a proven track record in their chosen profession or other activities and, to complement the existing range of expertise on the Board, should ideally have professional or personal experience in one or more of the following areas:

· Repairs and maintenance services

· Risk management

· Delivering landlord services

· Working within a regulatory framework

· Finance or auditing

· Performance management

· Customer care

· Law

· Third sector governance

In the first instance, successful applicants will join the Board as co-optees, until formal election by the Membership at the AGM in September. Board members are expected to attend evening meetings nine times during the year at our Livingston offices, or virtually, and we will be increasing our use of hybrid approaches to meetings to facilitate Board Members' availability and participation. In total, the time commitment is approximately 0.5 - 1 day per month in relation to reading Board papers as well as preparation and attendance at meetings, and undergoing relevant training.

Application packs are available on our website:
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