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Become a Board Member

Interested in becoming a BHA Board Member?

At BHA, we believe in making a difference. We are passionate about our role in providing affordable homes where people can live their life to the fullest in a safe, comfortable, and attractive setting.

Now is an exciting time to join BHA as a board member as we are currently implementing our Five-year Business Plan (2023-2028). We are keen to attract people who have an interest in improving the quality of life for our customers and the wider community, ensuring we provide an outstanding level of service and timely interventions.

There are so many reasons why joining our Board can be fulfilling both on a professional and personal level. Serving on our Board is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the leadership of a forward-thinking organisation whilst growing and developing your skills and knowledge for the housing sector.

As a board member, you’ll play a central role in ensuring that we pursue our ambitions and meet the expectations of key stakeholders, including the Scottish Housing Regulator and our customers.

We are striving to improve the diversity of experience and thought amongst our Board and are seeking new board members with a range of skills and experiences but particularly, those with one or more of the following skillsets;

  • Strategic asset management in a social housing setting
  • General social housing sector knowledge and experience at strategic/senior level
  • Strategic IT & Digital
  • Compliance, Health and Safety, and Risk Management

We look forward to welcoming new board members who will enjoy the role and bring both support and constructive challenge to our discussions and decision-making.



What is the role of a Board Member at BHA ?

It is the responsibility of the Board and the Executive Team to ensure that BHA delivers the best possible services it can to its customers, existing and future. Alongside retaining and recruiting sufficiently skilled and knowledgeable colleagues at all levels throughout the organisation.

Board members are ambassadors, acting in the best interests of BHA at all times.

Key responsibilities of a Board Member

  • Work with the Board and Executive Team in setting the strategic vision, values, and culture for Berwickshire Housing Association.
  • Ensure effective oversight of delivery against the strategic plan, monitoring of customer satisfaction and overall value for money.
  • Ensure the necessary financial and other resources are in place to deliver the strategic outcomes and promote the long term, sustainable success of the organisation.
  • Ensure good oversight of the governance arrangements.
  • Ensure effective risk management of BHA’s financial plan, activities and operations.
  • Ensure effective decision making, actively contributing experience, insight, and skills to provide constructive challenge, debate and inform decision-making.
  • Fulfil the role of a charity trustee, complying with Berwickshire Housing Association’s Code of Conduct, Standing Orders, rules and other internal policies and procedures.

Who will you be working with?

As a board member you'll be working closely with the other trustees and our Executive Team. Follow these links to find our more about our current trustees and members of our Executive Team. You can also explore this website to find out more about us and the area where we provide homes and services.

How do I apply to become a Board Member ?

If you are interested in becoming a board member please download and complete the following forms:

To apply, we will need the following from you:

  • Your CV
  • A personal statement, we would like to hear about your motivation and what interests you in this role
  • Complete the declaration and application form 

Please email your application to

Thank you again for taking the time to learn more about Berwickshire Housing Association.
Our Chair, Jim McDevitt is available to answer any general questions you may have at