About Govan Housing Association Group
The Govan Housing Association Group is made up of Govan Housing Association, Govan HOME Team and the Water Row Company. Together we currently employ 88 members of staff. Making sure our services tie in with the aspirations and views of the people who use our services and ensuring that people have a say in how we run the Group is very important to us.
Our Staff and Committee
The Govan Housing Group is a charity governed by a voluntary Management Committee, who are mostly local people who live in the Govan area. We currently employ 88 members of staff.
The HOME Team
The Govan HOME Team subsidiary is a community interest company and currently employs 47 members of staff. The HOME Team provide the Association with the following services;
- Reactive Repairs
- Planned Maintenance
- Estate Maintenance
The HOME Team operates as an arms length subsidiary of Govan Housing Association but remains ultimately accountable to the Govan Housing Association Management Committee, as the parent company. Govan HOME Team has its own strategy, aims and objectives, business plan and its own Board of Management. The Board aims to proactively use its various professional expertise and experiences to enhance the traditional housing sector style of board management.
The Water Row Company
The Group are introducing a second subsidiary to manage the commercial element of the business including;
- Mid-Market rental properties
- Commercial Residential Leases
- Commercial Units
- Money and Debt Advice
The Water Row Company will operate as an arms length subsidiary of The Govan Housing Group but remains ultimately accountable to the Govan Housing Association Management Committee, as the parent company. The Water Row Company has its own strategy, aims and objectives, business plan and its own Board of Management.
Supporting Our Community
Working with people in our community and agencies that can provide money to invest in our community, is also a key part of our work. To show you the type of work we do, you will find a copy of our most recent newsletter and a copy of our Annual Report on our website at www.govanha.org.uk.
Supporting and Developing our Staff
The Govan Housing Group is committed to developing talent to ensure that we continue to deliver excellent customer service and continue to develop our vision, values and aims, towards improving the business and service provision under the banner of ‘Moving Govan Forward’. The health and wellbeing of our staff is important to us and at the Association, we will offer you excellent terms of conditions including 40 day’s annual leave (25 annual leave and 15 public holidays), a generous occupational sickness benefit scheme, death benefit and contribution pension as well as lots of team building events and opportunity to get involved in the decision making of the organisation and wider community events.
Health and Safety
Health and Safety in the workplace is important across the Group. Given the nature of the works being carried out by the Govan HOME Team it is vitally important that we deliver and implement appropriate health and safety policies, procedures and systems including risk assessments, to ensure that all staff and contractors are aware of their responsibilities and are supported to meet their responsibilities for regulatory and statutory compliance across all activities. We also take vital steps to ensure that we comply fully with the requirements of the Construction and Design Management Regulations 2015.
Driving at Work
If the post you are applying for means that you will need to drive our work vehicles or use your own vehicle for work, then we will ask that you take a medical exam to ensure that you are fit to drive.
We will also ask you to agree to be part of a DVLA scheme that will tell us if you have the right licence prior to beginning employment with us and will update us on any changes to your driving licence, going forward.
Equality in Recruitment
Ensuring that our recruitment process is open and accessible to all is important to us. We will ask you to complete an equal opportunities form along with your application. This form will be separated from your application and will not form part of the selection for interview.