Spire View Housing Association.
How to become a Committee Member
Would you like to make a difference to people and communities?
Would you like to use your skill set and experience as a voluntary Committee Member?
Do you have a couple of hours each month to help shape the future of Spire View Housing Association?
Spire View Housing Association is a leading provider of high quality housing. We are a Registered Charity and a Registered Social Landlord with the Scottish Housing Regulator. We own and manage 556 homes in Royston, Glasgow. Our mission is to provide locally based high quality, affordable housing and services which will contribute to the well-being of the community we serve. We take great pride in the standard of service we deliver.
This is an exciting time to be part of the Spire View team as in the next few months, we will be opening our brand new state of the art Community Hub. We are also about to go on site with our new build housing development – our first development in 14 years!
Spire View is led by an experienced Management Committee that has overall responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of the Association. As a Committee member you will be involved with the planning, monitoring and control of high quality, efficient services to our tenants and service users.
The Management Committee works closely with our senior management team to achieve these aims.
As part of our succession planning, we are recruiting new members who have an interest, skills and commitment to help the Association achieve its aims and objectives.
Above all, we need people with the passion and commitment to make a real difference to those in housing need.
We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome people from all sections of the community.
What can we offer?
This is a voluntary position however we can offer Committee members full training and Management Committee experience. You will be encouraged to undertake training sessions and attend seminars and conferences on behalf of the Association.
You would be expected to attend at least 10 Management Committee meetings each year.
How to apply
If you would like to find out more about our Association or would like an informal chat about becoming a Committee member please contact Gillian Spence, Corporate Governance Assistant on 0141 559 5644 or alternatively email GillianSpence@spireview.org.uk
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Look out for Santa visiting our office on Wednesday 7th December 2016.....
We are delighted to announce the winner of our 2016 Best Halloween Costume is.....
Ethan!!! Well done Ethan and thank you to everyone who took part.
There will be an information day on Friday 1st July 2016 in the Rainbowhall, 174 Roystonhill, G21 2LN.
Everyone from the local community are welcome to come along between 1pm and 3pm to look at the detailed plans, and discuss possible use of the building.
We would be pleased to see you there, and it gives everyone the chance to watch the progress from beginning to end.
As part of the partnering agreement between Spire View Housing Association, Copperworks Housing Association and JS McColl (Painting Contractors) Ltd the opportunity has arisen for an apprentice painter to be appointed.
JS McColl’s have successfully employed apprentices from many areas throughout Glasgow and many are now fully qualified painters/decorators employed by JS McColl.
The successful applicant will receive training through the Construction Industry Training Board as well as working on site with the contractor. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic school leaver.
If you are interested in this position and want more information contact JS McColl on 0141-946-1062 or send a CV with details to:
JS McColl Limited
157 Queen Margaret Drive
Did you know that our development at Bright Street has 11 medically adapted properties which meet the specific needs of wheelchair users…. So if you are currently experiencing mobility issue’s which makes it difficult for you to get around your home or if you feel that in the future you may need to use a wheelchair at home then why not contact the office and speak to Lesley, Margaret, Adele or Stephen and give them you’re details. If you are aware of someone who may also benefit from one of these specific properties then please don’t hesitate to contact the housing management staff who will be more than happy to offer further advice / assistance.
Important Information…..Are you due to have a new kitchen, boiler or kitchen etc???? Please read on….this affects you…..
Our residents will be aware that we have a comprehensive planned maintenance programme in place whereby we regularly carry out improvement works to our properties. These works include replacement kitchens, bathrooms and boilers etc. As you will appreciate, these enhancements do not come cheap and we rely on income from rents and other tenancy related charges to pay for these improvement works. It is a very sad fact that a small proportion of tenants consistently fail to pay their rent, legal expenses and rechargeable repair accounts. This results in our staff consistently spending many hours pursuing these debts.
Following very serious consideration, the management committee has decided that where non-essential improvements are due to be carried out at a property, these will only be done where;
The tenant does not owe any more than £300 in tenancy related debt (this includes rent arrears, legal expenses and rechargeable repairs)
A repayment arrangement has been established and maintained continuously for a period of at least 6 months.
Should you have any questions or comments on any of the above please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss this matter further.
Welfare Benefits / Money Advice
Many tenants’ financial problems can be resolved by obtaining proper advice.
We offer a free independent money advice service every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in our office you can access this by simply calling in and making an appointment or by telephoning our office on 0141 552 7928.