Join Our Board of Management

Lochaber Housing Association is run by a voluntary Board of Management who are dedicated to improving the living conditions of the people of Lochaber.

Our Board of Management is responsible for agreeing all the major decisions affecting Lochaber Housing Association. This includes the Association’s annual rent setting, approving budgets, review of future maintenance programmes, major decision making and organisational direction while ensuring that the Association meets our statutory and regulatory requirements.  The Board, therefore, plays an essential role in making sure the Association is run effectively and efficiently and is accountable to its tenants and other stakeholders.

The Board is made up of a maximum of 15 members. This includes tenants and non-tenants with skills and experience in relevant areas such as property and asset management, legal, financial, human resources and commercial.

While Board membership is voluntary, it is a rewarding experience and an ideal opportunity to gain additional and career-enhancing skills in the fields of social housing and other disciplines.

The Board normally meets seven times a year. Meetings are held in our offices in Fort William with opportunities to take part in relevant conferences.

We also have three sub committees: Audit Sub, Governance and Health and Safety who meet quarterly.

View our Board Member Role Description  for further detail.

Joining our Board

Board members are either elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) or selected to fill vacancies which arise during the year. At each AGM a third of the Board must retire before new members are elected.

Board members selected during the year will normally be required to be interviewed by a panel comprising Board Members and executive colleagues.

If you are interested in joining our Board, please contact our Corporate Services Co-ordinator on 01397 709242 or via info@lochaberhousing.org.uk

View our Board Recruitment Policy for further details.

Support

All Board members will be given full training on an individual basis to enable them to play a full and active role.

Membership is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.