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Voluntary Board Member - Edinburgh

Non-for-Profit Sector - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 1993 Date Posted: Tuesday 11 Jul 2017
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Interested in Becoming a Board Member?


  • Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives?
  • Do you have time to give as a voluntary Board member to help shape the future of Melville Housing Association?


Melville Housing Association is a leading provider of high-quality housing and housing-related services in central and east Scotland. We own and manage almost 2,000 homes, have an annual turnover of more than £8m and are a registered Scottish charity as well as being a Registered Social Landlord with the Scottish Housing Regulator.


Melville is led by an experienced Board that has overall responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of the Association. As a Board member you will work closely with the senior management team on the planning, monitoring and control of high quality, efficient services to our tenants and service users.


As part of our succession planning, we are recruiting new members who have the interest, skills and commitment to help Melville achieve its aims and objectives. We are particularly keen to hear from people with knowledge of one or more of the following areas:

  • Social housing and/or related services
  • Business skills
  • Strategic management
  • Asset management
  • Living in social housing

We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome approaches from all sections of the community.


What can we offer?

This is a voluntary, unpaid position but Board members can claim travel and other expenses for attending meetings.  We also offer Board members a training programme and encourage them to develop their knowledge and skills by attending seminars and conferences on behalf of Melville.


Your commitment

You will need to commit to attending up to eight Board meetings a year held in Dalkeith, Midlothian. These meetings are usually held in the early evening and normally last a maximum of two hours. In addition, you will be expected to take part in skills development and training provided by the Association to support you in your role as a Board member.


How to apply

If you wish to find out more about Melville Housing Association and Board membership, or would like an informal discussion about Board membership with our Chair please contact Mary Monteith on 0131 654 2733 or email


For further information about Melville Housing Association, visit our website