Grampian Housing Association Regulation Plan 2018/19

IMG 1041 CroppedThe vice chairman of Grampian Housing Association has become the organisation’s first voluntary Board member to achieve a new qualification in housing. 

Peter Kennedy, who is also one of the Association’s sharing owners, was awarded the Level 4 Certificate in Housing.  He completed the online course through the CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing) Academy. 

Malcolm McNeil, director of corporate services said: “Peter has successfully combined his studies with board membership, full-time work and other voluntary commitments and we congratulate him on this achievement. 

“He is now well equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to face the current challenges in housing.”

Commenting on his award Peter Kennedy said: “I have a keen interest in housing so it was a natural progression to pursue this opportunity.  

“It has furthered my understanding of key issues in housing strategy, policy, finance and law which will be of benefit in our Board discussions about delivering customer focussed housing services from a strategic point of view.”

Introduced at the beginning of 2016, only 70 people UK wide have completed the revised qualification to date.  Peter Kennedy is now preparing to continue his studies to the Diploma in Housing leading to chartered membership.  

Grampian Housing Association is governed by a voluntary Board of Management made up of tenants, residents and people from the community who are committed to providing affordable homes for people in housing need.  Many Board members have professional backgrounds in areas including finance, business, law, construction, property maintenance and customer service.

With more than 3,500 homes under management and a turnover of £16million, Grampian Housing Association is a leading provider of housing and related services across the three local authority areas in the North-east of Scotland. 

 

 

09117ScottSutherlandPrizegiving1A quantity surveying graduate of Robert Gordon University has been awarded an annual prize in memory of a former chairman of Grampian Housing Association.  

James Valentine, who now lives and works in Edinburgh, was presented with the David Young Memorial Prize at a prizegiving ceremony at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment on Tuesday (November 7). 

Sponsored by Grampian Housing Association, the prize is in memory of its former chairman and board member David Young, who passed away in 2013. 

The prize is awarded annually to the student who completes the best surveying integrative studies project.  James received his prize from GHA’s chief executive Neil Clapperton at the ceremony, which was held at the university’s Garthdee campus.  


Course leader Dr Michael Dignan said: “James has improved every year and this continued into his final year, where he really found his feet and excelled. This culminated in an excellent piece of project work in his final semester. 

“He was awarded the prize in recognition of his continued improvement that led to excellence.” 

Neil Clapperton said: “I was delighted to attend the prizegiving ceremony to present the award to James, who is a very deserving recipient. 

“Grampian Housing Association is proud to support this award, which is presented each year in memory of our former colleague David Young. 

“David was a professional surveyor who always encouraged staff and helped them realise their potential, while continuously improving services for our tenants.” 

With more than 3,500 homes under management and a turnover of £18million, Grampian Housing Association is a leading provider of housing and related services across the three local authority areas in the north-east of Scotland.

 

Following consultation with both tenants and current housing applicants in January, the proposed changes to the Mutual Exchange Policy were adopted, as of 26th January 2018.

To see the full policy, click here

 

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