Ancho voluntary board members

Ancho is seeking to recruit new board members who have a real desire and interest in helping our organisation achieve its aims and objectives and contribute towards providing an excellent service to our tenants and the local community.

Ancho is a housing association with 850 properties for social rent and provides factoring services to 200 owner-occupiers with the majority in North Ayrshire. It has an annual turnover of £3.1m and is a registered social landlord with the Scottish Housing Regulator. Ancho is part of the Cairn Housing Group, following the establishment of the constitutional partnership with Cairn Housing Association in November 2018, the Group provides homes and services in communities across Scotland.

Our mission is to provide quality, safe, affordable homes and services, in our communities and with our partners, throughout Scotland.

Our values are customer first, excellence, accountability, respect, one team.

Ancho’s board has responsibility for good governance and direction of the service, supported by the local Ancho staff team and the executive team at Cairn. We are looking for interested parties who can commit to attending up to 9 meetings per year (currently Thursday evenings online via Teams). As part of our succession and development approach, we encourage and support Board members’ personal development through induction, mentoring, training, seminars and conferences or study visits and involvement in working groups across the Cairn Group. You will receive a laptop, email account and IT support to facilitate attendance at virtual meetings. As a voluntary position, you will not be paid but travel to attend meetings and other expenses are reimbursed in line with the group entitlements, payments and benefits policy.

We are committed to improving equality and diversity on our board and welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly under-represented groups, and we would be keen to hear from you if you have experience in the following areas:-

  • Ancho Tenant
  • Law / Charity Law

If you wish to discuss this matter informally, or for further details and an application pack please contact: Carolyn Owens, governance services manager, on Tel: 0800 990 3405, email or write to us at Cairn Housing Group, 22 Hopetoun Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4GH.

Closing date for applications is Monday 2 August 2021. Interviews will take place w/c 9 August 2021.

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