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Board vacancies: Almond Housing Association and Almond Enterprises Limited

Do you have the passion and drive to make a positive difference to tenants and communities, and lead the largest West Lothian based Housing Association on its journey from good to great?

Almond Housing Association is based in Livingston and has a number of exciting opportunities for the right individuals to join its Board of Management, as well as positions available to join the Board of Management for its subsidiary company, Almond Enterprises Limited. These are voluntary roles with no financial remuneration however travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Almond Housing Association

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Almond HA owns over 2,500 properties, 655 garages, and delivers a factoring service for 176 properties. With a rental income in excess of £13m and over 45 employees, Almond HA is a values-driven organisation with a mission to deliver ‘homes, people and communities to be proud of’. We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and suitably skilled individuals to join our Board of Management, which is responsible for overall governance and financial management, business development and growth, investment in housing, related services and its people.

Commitment and relevant experience are valued as much as knowledge and qualifications. Applicants will be required to work with fellow Board members and the senior team and have an ability to grasp complex issues quickly, make considered and informed decisions and have the ability to challenge constructively in a Board environment.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate ability and a proven track record in their chosen profession or other relevant experience. To complement the existing range of expertise on the Board, we would be particularly keen to hear from applicants that have professional or personal experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Tenant perspective/customer focus
  • Community development/grant funding
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology (technical aspects)
  • Net zero/climate change management

Almond HA Board members are expected to attend evening meetings five times during the year, and two strategy meetings at our Livingston office. Additionally, Board members will be expected to undertake relevant training from time to time. An Induction programme, training and Board ‘buddy’ will be provided. Successful applicants will join the Board as co-optees, until formal election at the Annual General Meeting in September.

Almond Enterprises Limited (AEL)

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AEL is seeking a new Chairperson and Board Members from candidates with a keen interest in driving the strategic direction and growth of organisation to maximise the benefit to the local community.

AEL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Almond HA, and is an established social enterprise, working for over fifteen years to provide cleaning and environmental services throughout West Lothian.

Whilst much has been achieved by AEL since its inception, we recognise that it has the ability and resources to do much more. As a subsidiary of Almond HA, it has the ability to deliver real impact within the community and to assist the parent company in achieving the aims of its community impact strategy.

The subsidiary receives support from the Almond HA Board and senior management team. Almond HA delivers large programmes of planned and cyclical maintenance works and there is significant opportunity for AEL to deliver additional workstreams. We are also keen to create training and employability opportunities for our local communities. AEL is a Real Living Wage employer, and it is proposed that as the scope of services increase the terms and conditions offered to the team will be enhanced.

The roles of Chair and Board members represent an exciting opportunity to lead AEL through a period of significant growth as it looks to realise its significant potential and increase its considerable positive impact within West Lothian. Commitment, enthusiasm and relevant experience are valuable assets. We would welcome all applications and particularly from those with knowledge or experience in the following areas:

  • Managing and delivering property related services
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Third sector knowledge

Ideally, we are looking for individuals with an appetite and drive to help AEL increase its activity and range of services. We would love to hear from you if you think you can bring added value, experience, and leadership to the Board. Previous experience as a Board member is not required as induction and training will be provided. The Board currently meets remotely 3 times each year and once in person – in the early evening.

More information can be found in our Board Recruitment Pack.

To apply to join one of our Boards, please send your CV and a cover note to Please include which Board you would like to apply for, why you are interested in joining the Board and any experience you have that would support or enhance our work.

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th March 2024.