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Director of Assets and Communities



A warm welcome, and thank you for your interest in the post of Director of Assets and Communities at Barrhead Housing Association.

Our current Director, James Ward, has been successful in securing a CEO post in another housing association which has opened up an opportunity for an ambitious leader to join our new Executive Team, and to build the culture and strength of Barrhead Housing Association through leadership of our Assets and Community Investment Teams.

I am often inspired and grateful every day to be part of a strong local community housing association at the heart of communities in Barrhead and across East Renfrewshire.  The team here is talented, dedicated and enthusiastic, with an outstanding Governing Board.

The only local community based Registered Social Landlord in East Renfrewshire, Barrhead Housing has a long and successful track record of supporting our community.  From providing high quality homes, to delivering great services and building meaningful local partnerships for our tenants and customers, Barrhead Housing Association has played a pivotal role in the community for 35 years.   Being located in the community gives us a strong sense of purpose and presence.  We work with well-established partners including the local authority, the third sector, the private sector and FLAIR (the federation of local housing associations in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire).

Looking ahead, we will focus on future investment to maintain and improve our properties, with a large planned investment programme to deliver over coming years. Meeting the demands of raising standards across the sector on energy efficiency and safety will remain a priority.  Equally important is our commitment to contribute to the demand for new social housing and ensure that opportunities for growth through new build programmes and partnerships are maximised.  Working closely with our East Renfrewshire Council colleagues ensures that we contribute to the housing needs of the whole local authority area, as well as working to alleviate homelessness.

Earlier this year the Association redesigned its service and business model to meet customer needs and expectations.  The new design provides resources to deliver exceptional person centred customer service, offer aspirational housing choices, and to be a community housing association for the future, creating opportunities for people and our communities.  Following ongoing engagement and refinement of blended working arrangements which were in place during the pandemic, the Board has approved a hybrid working policy focussed on delivery of services and being a great employer of choice.  In 2021 the Association retained Investors in People Silver accreditation and is making significant progress towards Gold.

We are looking for a highly competent, collaborative individual to join the new executive team as the Director of Assets and Communities.  The post holder will play a key role in leading the organisation and ensuring the continued success of Barrhead Housing through strategic asset management and innovation.  If that sounds like you and you are excited by the opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you.

Lorna Wilson
Chief Executive