Director of Business Support

Altair Ltd
Selkirk, Scottish Borders
£71,382 - £77,490
24 Aug 2018
17 Sep 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA)

Selkirk TD7 5DT

Transforming the way that SBHA does business

Scottish Borders HA (SBHA) is an independent Housing Association providing communities in the Scottish Borders with quality, affordable homes. Created by Tenants, for Tenants, we have around 5,600 homes, over £20m annual turnover and nearly 200 people, including an in-house Property Team. Working across 40 settlements, our Head Office is in Selkirk with two smaller offices in Galashiels and Hawick. Our commitment to strengthen and grow is reflected in our emerging development programme.

Our tenants and customers are at the heart of the business and we are determined to deliver accessible, easy to use, right first time, locally based services. Our workforce is at the centre of this and we are strongly committed to inspiring, supporting and encouraging them to develop and learn.

Our new Director of Business Services will work as a member of the executive team, sharing responsibility for the overall direction of SBHA. The postholder will also have specific responsibility for the development of a culture, performance and governance framework within SBHA that enables our workforce to deliver high quality, cost effective services for the benefit of our tenants.

As leader of our core functions, pivotal to our business transformation, the postholder will direct a team of nearly 20 people delivering HR, IT and Corporate Governance as well as strategy, communications and performance. We are looking for team players who are strategic and innovative and can demonstrate the ability to work at director level, within a complex organisation. The ability to lead and inspire a team as well as a corporate and service orientated approach will be essential.

The professional background of the successful candidate can be either HR, IT or governance, but candidates must have experience of managing more than one relevant service. It is essential that candidates identify with our values and ambitions and preferably have some understanding or knowledge of the social housing sector (even if it is indirect knowledge).

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please click the “Apply” button where you will find the recruitment pack. If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about this position, please contact our retained advisor at Altair Ltd: Sarah Palmer, Head of Executive Search and Interim Management – mobile: 07806 602933, email:  The deadline for applications is 9:00am Monday 17 September 2018 and the job reference code is ALT228. Your application will be treated with strictest confidence.

“Our vision is to enhance lives by providing quality homes

and great places to live across the Scottish Borders”