Our Management Committee is a group of volunteers (usually made up of around 15 people) including a chairperson, vice chairperson and secretary. The Management Committee have overall responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of the association. They promote and uphold Blochairn Housing Association's values and set and monitor standards for service delivery and performance. They control Blochairn’s affairs and ensure compliance.
Our committee is currently made up of 11 dedicated volunteers who represent the local area and work hand in hand with the staff to make sure the communities views and ambitions are at the heart of what we do. You are welcome to come along to a meeting at any time, as an observer, to see how it all works. Contact the Interim Director, Patricia Gallagher: email@example.com, for more information.
Access the Committee Remit Document.
Our Committee is made up entirely of volunteers, no experience is necessary as full training is provided. Members are required to attend around 10 meetings per year as well as training sessions to learn how to be an effective committee member.
Joining the committee is simple:
You need to be a member first. It’s easy to join all you have to do is complete a membership application form (which can be found below). Alternatively, you can contact Patricia Gallagher, Interim Director, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Once you are a member of the association you can apply to become a committee member in 3 ways:
Election at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is normally held in June each year. This is the main way to become a Committee Member. To stand for election you need to submit a completed nomination form to our office 21 days before the AGM takes place. (A nomination form will be included in your AGM pack sent out 28 days before the meeting)
You cannot nominate yourself and would need another member of Blochairn to do so. Your nomination will be presented at the AGM. In the event that there are more nominations than places on the Management Committee, the members present will vote on who is to be elected. The person(s) with the most votes will be elected onto the Management Committee.
Filling of Casual Vacancies, these can arise during the year (in between AGMs) when an existing Committee Member decides to step down. Such vacancies can be filled during the year from our membership. However, any member who fills a casual vacancy must then stand for election at the next AGM.
If you are interested in joining the Management Committee before the next AGM is due, please contact our Director, on 0141 553 1601 to see if there are any casual vacancies available. You will need to fill out the application form below.
The form is in the useful documents section of the documents section.
Co-opted, the Management Committee can co-opt any person onto the Committee it thinks is suitable to be a Committee Member. The person does not have to be a Member of Blochairn. The Management Committee will typically use Co-optees to bring people onto the Committee who have specific skills and knowledge that would contribute to the business of Blochairn. No more than one third of the Management Committee can be made up of Co-optees.
If you are thinking about becoming a Committee Member please see the eligibility criteria for becoming a Committee Member (as set out in Blochairn’s rules.)
Please ensure you carefully read through the eligibility for Committee; if any of the situations listed apply to you then you are not eligible to join the Management Committee. If you need any clarity on the eligibility criteria or wish to discuss this further, please phone our Director on 0141 553 1601.