Albyn Housing Society seeks new board members
Albyn Housing Society, the main provider of social housing in the Highlands, is seeking new members for their Board. The housing association, which covers a land mass the size of Belgium, is recruiting for new Governing Body members.
Albyn is one of Scotland’s most innovative social landlords. By partnering with academia and government to deliver special homes that utilise artificial intelligence and machine learning, they are helping tenants live independently for longer.
With the approval of the board, Albyn has been successful in delivering £750,000 worth of extra support over the last three years to help tenants with the cost of living and their well being.
The main role of the Governing Body is to monitor the performance of Albyn, ensure compliance with relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, and to help formulate and review the values, aims and standards of the organisation.
Jim Convery, current Chair of Audit & Risk Committee at Albyn said: “I’ve worked with Albyn since 2004 and I’m really proud of the work they do with our local communities across the Highlands and the difference this makes to lives on a daily basis. For example, Albyn delivered much needed support to help tenants pay their energy bills during the cost of living crisis.
“Being on the board of a housing association that is so focused on helping its tenants is incredibly rewarding.”
Kirsty Morrison, Group Chief Executive of Albyn Housing Society said: “If you want to make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives in the Highlands, this is a great opportunity. We support over 70 rural communities, many in need of a safe and warm place to live. We have led the way on many innovative projects that improve the lives of our tenants from assisting with fuel poverty to using technology to help our tenants live independently for longer.
“We want people who can promote and uphold our values at Albyn and can ensure that we stay the course in delivering for our tenants. But you don’t necessarily need experience in social housing. We ensure our board members are guided through the process, including formal training and a mentor on hand to assist you.”
Board members are required to attend one meeting in person per year and attend the Board meetings on a quarterly basis which can be done remotely. They will also need to attend a Board strategy day one day a year in person. No qualifications are required to serve on the Governing Body and Albyn is keen to encourage people from all backgrounds, reflecting the communities they serve.
These are non-remunerated positions although expenses will be paid. There will be ample opportunities to develop knowledge, experience and personal skills, as well as networking opportunities.
If interested, you can get in touch with the CEO of Albyn, Kirsty Morrison for an informal chat. Please contact Laura Morgan, Interim Corporate Lead for an application form at Laura.email@example.com.
More information can be found at: Board and management – Albyn (albynhousing.org.uk)