Director of Property and Business Development

Welcome

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at River Clyde Homes. I hope the information provided will give you an understanding of the role and our ambitions for the future.

Since the Scottish Housing Regulator confirmed a high level of engagement in 2012 we have delivered a considerable amount of work; this has included a very different approach to business planning and risk management, new nationally accredited governance and customer involvement arrangements, as well as commencement of a substantial change programme including a fundamental review of our organisational structure. We received confirmation of a reduced level of engagement from the regulator in 2014 as a result of the progress we are making. We have a strong and supportive Board and a clear focus on building our financial strength, improving value for money and in achieving excellent service for our customers.

The post offers a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic company, one that is positively reshaping services and our strategic direction. As well as driving forward our plans to diversify and expand our business activities, this position will lead a radical overhaul our asset management planning and will be instrumental in leading the relocation of the company into new purpose built premises.

I have been at River Clyde Homes for 3 years now. In this time I have been greatly enthused by the potential of the company. We have a committed workforce and one that is doing some great work for the benefit of our customers. Our recently completed Customer Satisfaction Survey has evidenced a ‘step change’ in customer satisfaction from some of the lowest ratings in Scotland 3 years ago to some of the highest now.

However there is still a lot to do; but we have a strong foundation on which to build and a talented team in place. So we are looking to recruit an outstanding individual who will complement our team, and bring drive and leadership in our continuing journey toward being amongst the very best housing providers in Scotland.

If you think you are up for the challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Scarlett

Chief Executive