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Berwickshire Housing Association – Board Members

BHA builds and manages homes to rent in communities throughout Berwickshire. We are passionate about our role in providing individuals, couples and whole families with a home in which they can live their life to the full in a safe, comfortable and attractive setting.

Based in Duns, BHA serves around 1,800 households in various locations within Berwickshire. BHA people are positive, ready to lead on new ideas and solutions, see the workplace as somewhere to value and stay focused on our exciting vision of creating thriving rural communities.
We now wish to further enhance the strength and diversity of our Board of Trustees and are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded people from all walks of life. While we don’t need previous board-level experience, we do require people who can support our team in delivering our ambitious business plan. In particular, we would like to hear from people who have, or have held, positions in finance, property development, housing management and maintenance or community engagement.

Trustees attend up to eight Board meetings a year in our offices in Duns plus an annual off-site planning meeting and various training events and conferences. Trustees are encouraged to work with at least one of the Board’s sub-committees which are: Finance Committee, Audit Committee and the Operations Committee. In total we anticipate a time commitment of approximately 18 days.

Why apply? Although the role of Trustee is unpaid it is highly rewarding. Our Trustees benefit from support, development and a sense of real pride and satisfaction from providing quality homes for people who need them. And while we don’t offer remuneration, we pay reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.
Our application pack provides full details of the role, information about BHA and how to apply: www.berwickshirehousing.org.uk If you would like to talk to someone about this opportunity please contact our Company Secretary, John Bain either by email at: john.bain@berwickshirehousing.org.uk; or by telephone 01361 884000.

The closing date for applications is 26 February and we plan to hold interviews week beginning 5 March; we will be flexible to accommodate diaries.

BHA is a registered Society, Registration No.:SP2482RS and a Scottish Charity, No.: SC042342

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