Voluntary board members



Cairn Housing Group is a national provider of housing services operating across 24 local authority areas throughout Scotland. We are a strong business with a clear social purpose, 4,000 homes under management, have an annual turnover of £21m and are a registered social landlord with the Scottish Housing Regulator. We are looking for Board Members for the parent organisation, Cairn Housing Association. The Group also includes Ancho our registered social landlord subsidiary in North Ayrshire and our commercial subsidiary, Cairn Living. We recently secured a private placement of £50 million to fund our growth, development and investment plans. We are also in advanced discussions with Pentland Housing Association about a potential merger, so this is a really exciting time to join our Board.

Our Vision is Great Homes, Great Services, Great People.

Our Values are Customer First, Excellence, Accountability, One Team and Respect.

Cairn is led by an experienced board that has overall responsibility for governance and strategic direction. As part of our succession planning, we are seeking to recruit new members who have a real desire and interest in helping our ambitious organisation achieve its aims and objectives and contribute towards business growth, service excellence and good governance. As a voluntary position, it will not be paid but travel and other expenses for attendance at meetings are reimbursed in line with our group entitlements, payment and benefits policy. You will need to commit to attending up to 9 meetings per year (currently virtual and daytime but will also be held in Edinburgh, Bellshill or Inverness once Covid restrictions are eased). You will receive a laptop, email account and IT support to facilitate attendance at virtual meetings. As part of our succession and development approach, we encourage, support, and expect Board members to commit to personal development through induction, mentoring, training, seminars and conferences or study visits and involvement in working groups across the Cairn Group.

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 women with relevant skills and experience. We would be particularly keen to hear from you if you have a legal qualification, experience, and skills.

If you wish to discuss this matter informally or for further details and an application pack please contact Carolyn Owens, governance services manager, on 0800 990 3405, email carolyn.owens@cairnha.com or write to us at Cairn Housing Association, Bellevue House, 22 Hopetoun Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4GH. 

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 11 August 2021. It is anticipated that
interviews will be held on 18/19 August 2021.

Visit our website at www.cairnha.com for more information.