Blackwood Chief Executive Letter


Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the position of Director of Finance for Blackwood Homes and Care.

Blackwood Homes and Care was originally founded by Dr Margaret Blackwood in the early 1970s to provide homes for people with physical disabilities.  Dr Blackwood was a pioneer and an innovator and we still take our inspiration from her legacy today.  We recently renewed our strategic purpose and direction, focusing on providing the best value and quality we can for our tenants and care customers, and on investing in innovation for the future generations of customers. 

Today we have homes across most of mainland Scotland and we provide care services to people with physical disabilities, older people and anyone with mobility or sensory disabilities.  Our ambition over the next few years is to continue our recent significant growth in our care services, to deliver a programme of our highly accessible ‘Blackwood House’ – a new standard to help people live independently, - and to transform our communication with our customers through developing CleverCogs, our innovative technology solution.

In everything we do we aim to ‘help people live their life to the full’ and this post will make a critical contribution to delivering that aim to as many people as possible across Scotland.

The Director of Finance is a key position within the senior team in Blackwood, reporting to me as Chief Executive and to our Board. 

There are of course challenges to be overcome.  Our culture is to find solutions, work collaboratively, and harness high levels of professional expertise in our teams, so that we change how we work to overcome even the toughest challenges.  We believe that this offers a very high level of job satisfaction where your energy, expertise, and forward thinking will result in helping to build a sustainable future for our business.  

Yours sincerely,




Fanchea Kelly

Chief Executive

Blackwood Homes and Care


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