Managing director - Link Housing Association

Edinburgh/Falkirk (flexible working patterns considered). £78,087 - £95,439, plus £6k car allowance, plus competitive benefits package.

The role

Due to impending retirement, Link Housing Association is seeking to appoint a managing director, reporting to the group director of communities.

The post holder will lead LHA in pursuing the strategic objectives determined by its own board, consistent with its values, vision and purpose; ensure the development and implementation of effective strategies, business plans and policies; maximise mutual benefits of Link Housing's position within Link group.

The post holder will support the board to achieve good governance, compliance with all necessary regulatory and statutory obligations, ensure the highest standards of services are delivered, risks assessed, and financial viability is maintained - all in the pursuit of Link Housing's vision, values, strategic objectives and in delivering high quality services benefiting tenants and service users.

The candidate

We are looking for individuals who have a strong track record of achievement at senior executive level within a complex organisation, who can inspire teams and engage with customers.

Experience gained within housing, care and support or regeneration is an essential requirement, public or private sector backgrounds will be considered for the role. You will lead, inspire, and encourage others to meet business objectives and adopt a customer centred approach putting the customer and service users’ needs at the heart of everything the organisation delivers.

An accomplished negotiator, you will have the ability to collaborate with both internal and external customers.

This is an outstanding opportunity in the Scottish housing sector.

How to apply

To apply for the position please click here to complete a short form and upload a CV and supporting statement. We would be grateful if you could include the following information in your supporting statement:

  • Current or most recent salary.
  • Details of two referees (please note that referees will not be contacted until offer stage or without prior consent)
  • Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on their application matching the detail provided in the job description and person specification. We would therefore ask applicants to provide clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements as well as why you are interested in the role.

You will receive an automatic acknowledgement – if you do not receive this please contact Kelsey Bettoli on 0141 212 7555.


If you would like to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Nigel Fortnum or Mike Orr at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

For any queries around process or application submission please contact Kelsey Bettoli on 0141 212 7555.


Closing date for applications: Monday 7 June 2021

Longlist interviews: Wednesday 16 June 2021

Shortlist interviews: Tuesday 22 June 2021