Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Are you looking for an opportunity in Finance but want to make a difference to the lives of others? Then this could be the role for you – Shettleston Housing Association is a Registered Social Landlord providing quality affordable homes and services to the communities they serve in the East End of Glasgow. With more than 2,400 homes in management, an active new build development programme, and significant investment planned for their homes, Shettleston HA has a bright future ahead.

Directly employing 45 staff, Shettleston HA is also the parent of a group with two subsidiaries: a mid-market rent organisation with housing stock of its own and a direct works organisation. The latter is Upkeep Shettleston Community Enterprises, itself employing a large staff team and providing employability and training opportunities in the local area, making a real difference to the community it serves.

Shettleston HA is now looking to appoint a Director of Finance & Corporate Services – a role that demands strong strategic finance skills allied with the leadership ability to help develop the organisation. This role will also ensure high standards of governance throughout the Group – improving not only the lives of the tenants but of the staff!

The successful candidate will be a key member of the Executive Team, working collaboratively to guide the organisation. The post holder will report into the Chief Executive and the Board, comprising mainly of local residents, and so experience of working with or on non-executive boards or committees would be beneficial. The post holder will be supported by a strong team of three operational managers to provide strategic direction to the Finance, Corporate Services/HR and ICT teams.

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant with substantial experience and a track record of success at a senior level. Previous social housing experience is not essential but an empathy with the purpose and values of the organisation will of course hold candidates in good stead. This is a great chance for an experienced professional to work with an organisation committed to improving the lives of its tenants and service users through delivering quality affordable housing.

For a confidential discussion about the opportunity, please contact Nigel Fortnum, Mike Orr or David Currie at our recruitment partners, Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

To apply please visit: https://bit.ly/3NFwEDj


Closing date for applications: Wednesday 15th June 2022

We are happy to discuss availability concerns over the summer period

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Are you in receipt of Universal Credit?

If so, you will receive a To-Do-Task on your Universal Credit journal asking you to enter your new rent and service charges. The amount to be entered is detailed in the rent increase letter we sent you in March . If you fail to do this you will be paid the wrong amount of Housing Costs and start accruing rent arrears.  If you need assistance with this please contact us on 0141 763 0511 and we will be happy to help.

St Mark’s Mural – Community Consultation

Impact Arts’ creative consultation method comprises the following principles:

  • Listen
  • Create Together
  • Be Neutral
  • Facilitate Discussion
  • Encourage

We will provide two artists to deliver 10 community consultation workshops in partnership with Shettleston Housing Association.  We aim to inspire, challenge and most of all engage local people in the process, ensuring that they feel that their voices are heard and their ideas considered in the regeneration of St Mark’s Mural and the surrounding area. We will encourage people to think about the possibilities that exist for the space and will use a variety of artistic techniques –modelling, collage, photography, to capture the ideas of the local community.

Throughout the sessions we aim to spark new ideas while identifying key themes, priorities and ideas for artworks, landscaping and communal space at the site of St Mark’s Mural.

We are keen to share storytelling and explore what the area means to the community and what they envisage for the space. We seek to celebrate all that is good about the area and turn this space into a place of joy and collaboration.

For more information about how to get involved please contact Caroline McGhee at Impact Arts.

Email:            Caroline.mcghee@impactarts.co.uk

Telephone:     07818 759160

Seasonal Estate Caretaker / Landscape Operatives

Seasonal Estate Caretaker / Landscape Operatives

 Upkeep Level 1 £9.50 Per hour (pay award pending)

40 Hours per week Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

Temporary

Upkeep (Shettleston Community Enterprises) Ltd is a Community Business providing Property Maintenance and Estate Management Services, primarily in the East End of Glasgow.

Upkeep is looking to recruit a number of temporary Estate Caretaker / Landscape Operatives who will work as part of our Estate and property maintenance contracts for Upkeep’s parent company, Shettleston Housing Association and other external clients.

Applicants must have proven track record in the industry and possess the necessary experience for the role.

Whilst not essential a valid, clean driving license would be desirable.

Applicants must also be conversant in the applications and implementation of Health & Safety at work and be conversant with current Health & Safety Legislation.   

Applicants must also be I.T literate and able to operate our handheld mobile operating system.

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Closing date for application:  Friday 11th March 2022 @ 5pm. 

CV’s should be sent to enquiries@upkeepglasgow.org.uk

Joinery apprenticeship opportunity at Upkeep – apply now!

Our subsidiary, Upkeep, is currently recruiting for a positive and enthusiastic Apprentice Joiner to join their team, based at their Culrain Street office.

The successful candidate will secure a four year trade apprenticeship comprising on site practical training as well as college based theory and practical examinations to provide them with the knowledge and skills to become a qualified Joiner.

The successful candidate will also have excellent prospects to secure permanent employment within the business, upon the successful completion of their training.

No previous experience is necessary but an interest in working in a fast paced trade environment and a keen eye for detail are advantageous.

SBATC Rates Apply

For an informal chat about the position or to find out more information please contact Upkeep on 0141 7643793 or email your C.V to enquiries@upkeepglasgow.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 11th March 2022 at 5.00pm.

Office Opening on Monday 21st February 2022!

We are pleased to announce that our office will open from next Monday (21st February 2022) to the public again.  We will be closed for lunch between 1-2pm.

To ensure that we continue to look after the health and safety of our customers and staff, there will be some precautions in place when you visit the office:

  • You must wear a face mask and not visit the office if you have any Covid symptoms. When you press the buzzer at the reception entrance, staff will run through some basic Covid screening questions with you.
  • There will be a limit to how many persons can be in the reception area at any time and this may mean that you are asked to wait outside for a short while – please ensure we will do our best to deal with your query as quick as possible.
  • We will not be accepting any  payments at the office in the interim, therefore please continue to make your payments as you have been doing during the pandemic.  If you are unsure of how to pay, please ask a staff member and we would be happy to help.

You can still contact us by phone, email, text message or by post. 

Bike for good

Office closes at 2pm on Christmas Eve for festive break

Please note that our office will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve, re-opening at 9am on Thursday 6th January 2022. Our Freephone emergency repairs line will remain open as usual on 0808 202 6565. The Board and staff at SHA would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.