Rent Setting 2022/2023 – Consultation

We are writing to all tenant/members to ask them what they think about the proposed rent increase of 2.7%. Your comments and feedback will be considered by the Management Committee before they make their final decision on the rent increase.

Please reply to the consultation no later than Friday, 14th January 2022. The consultation leaflet explains what we think about when setting rent charges.

A copy of our Rent Policy is available in the Freedom of Information section of this site. Please contact the office if you want a copy of the Rent Policy in another format. The Management Committee is not proposing any changes to the Rent Policy itself this year.

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Office Closed – Public Holiday

The office will be closed from Friday, 28th May 2021. It will re-open at 9.15 am on Tuesday, 1st June 2021 for telephone calls and emails only. All buildings are still closed to visitors.

When the office is closed tenants can report emergency repairs to Concierge using their handset or by telephoning 0141 646 1924.

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New Director Appointed

Photograph of Stephanie Marshall
Stephanie Marshall

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephanie Marshall as its new Director following the retirement of former Director, Paul Farrell.  Stephanie has been with the Co-operative since late 1989 and has held a number of senior roles, most recently as Acting Director. She therefore brings a wealth of local knowledge along with her tremendous enthusiasm and leadership skills. 

Making the announcement, Anne Anderson, Chair of West Whitlawburn, said “We are delighted to confirm Stephanie as our new Director. She very much stood out from within a very strong field of applicants and I am confident that Stephanie will continue to further develop our high performing organisation, helping us to meet the ambitions we have for West Whitlawburn and the people who live here. The Management Committee is very much looking forward to continuing its productive and successful working partnership with Stephanie in the coming years”.   

Stephanie said “I am delighted to have been confirmed as the new Director at West Whitlawburn. I have been here for a large part of my career and I feel that I still have more to do. I am looking forward to working with the Committee and staff team in getting us through and out of the current Covid situation and onwards to ever better things over the coming years. It is a privilege to lead a highly respected and locally based organisation which is committed to providing excellent housing and services to our members, residents and service users.” 

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Office Closed – Public Holiday

The office will be closed from 4.45 pm on Thursday, 1st April 2021. It will re-open for telephone calls at 9.15 am on Tuesday, 6th April.

Tenants who need to report an emergency repair can contact Concierge via their handsets or by telephoning 0141 646 1924.

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Vacancy – Director

Due to retirement we are looking to recruit an outstanding Director who will lead the organisation both strategically and operationally in the delivery of excellent services to tenants. Such opportunities are rarely available for those particularly looking to work within a traditional Housing Co-operative.

The successful candidate will be both passionate about, and committed to, our vision to remain an independent Co-operative which develops, manages and maintains our community (and its assets) to the highest possible standards. You will demonstrate a solid track record gained in social housing and will exhibit significant managerial work experience including inspiring, developing and managing staff effectively.

We want our next Director to possess:

  • Tertiary level education or equivalent relevant experience
  • Significant and productive experience of working in partnership with external agencies and stakeholders
  • Superb interpersonal, ambassadorial and influencing skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including negotiating and report writing
  • Effective business development and IT skills
  • Business acumen, and skilled in social entrepreneurship

We offer full EVH terms and conditions of employment, including a pension scheme to the successful candidate.

If you have long been looking for a leadership role within a Co-operative environment, and if you have the competencies to deliver our ambition, please download an application pack from the EVH website.

All queries about this post should be directed to EVH E: or Tel: 0141 352 7435

Closing date is 10:00 AM on Friday 9 April.

Interviewees will be tested in week commencing 19 April and interviews will then be conducted on 27 April within our office.

‘We are an Equal Opportunities employer’

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