Housing Associations are now the major provider of social housing in the UK, ranging from the largest who own thousands of houses to small organisations such as ancient Almshouse Charities, each owning a cottage or two.
The legal status and ownership of Housing Associations and Trusts is often complex. In some instances, a single management team may manage two or more Housing Associations which are distinct legal entities, for example one Charitable and one non-Charitable.
Housing Associations vary in the scope of their operations. The largest may cater for all types of tenants requiring public housing, whilst many of the smaller ones may cater for specific groups, for example, elderly residents of a certain parish or retired miners. The YMCAs and Foyers provide housing accommodation for single young people whilst the Abbeyfield Societies are voluntary bodies providing sheltered accommodation or nursing homes for the elderly.
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BREAKDOWN OF THE HOUSING ASSOCIATION DATABASE
Counts and coverage is shown by the four selection areas of the database.
HOUSING ASSOCIATION ORGANISATION TYPES BREAKDOWN
HOUSING ASSOCIATION CATEGORIES AND FUNCTIONS BREAKDOWN
Most senior ‘non executive’ contact
Reporting directly to the Chairman, second most senior ‘non executive’ contact
The most senior Executive Contact
Most senior Administrative contact. Specific and in some cases statutory post
Senior Director who reports directly to the Chief Officer
Assistant Director or Head of Service that reports to a Director or equivalent
Responsible for developing policies and strategies around the promoting of and increasing the revenue from services provided by the organisation (including Academic and Training Courses in Further and Higher Education)
Central management of administrative support services provided for other departments.
Involves advising/planning in connection with strategic issues and developing systematic processes to enable, general organisational development, expenditure programmes and services to be evaluated and optimised.
Responsible for ensuring services are provided efficiently and effectively to the public. This is likely to include points of direct contact with the organisation.
Strategic role concerned with service delivery from a logistical perspective. Often involves co-ordinating partnerships with other organisations.
Monitoring the services provided by the organisation/department against predefined standards.
Undertake in-house architectural work and manage work outsourced to private practices and consultants.
Provide engineering and building maintenance services in relation to the organisations buildings, heating, ventilation, electrical and plumbing services.
Promoting the image and services provided by the organisation
Overall responsibility for financial services in the organisation
Manages central, departmental and service accounts.
Responsible for ensuring wages are paid on time and in accordance with statutory regulations
Billing/Collection and recovery of local taxes and other income
Procures and maintains insurance cover for the organisations insurable risks – professional indemnity, property, vehicles etc
Responsibility for public safety; mainly in public places.
Support for the public and tenants, including in Local Authorities the statutory responsibility for finding homes for vulnerable people
The building of new housing.
Responsible for the development and management of Housing and Support for Young People.
Responsible for the Management of Letting/Renting properties owned by the organisation.
Maintenance and repair of organisations housing stock – primarily Housing Associations and Local Authorities
Lettings, tenant enquiries, support and general management of the organisations housing stock.
Responsible for the improvement of Social Housing Stock within Housing Associations and Local Authorities
In charge of in-house IT for the whole organisation and management of contracts with outsourced/contracted IT. Responsible for corporate policies and related purchasing.
Manages departmental / organisation wide computer network(s)
Overseeing telecommunications facilities and bought-in services.
Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Closed Circuit TeleVision systems, primarily used for security.
Management of the use of energy by the organisation
Overall and day-to-day management of all kinds of property owned by the organisation. Depending on the organisation type can include offices, depots, hospitals, classrooms, public buildings, smallholdings and farms, etc.
Management of the organisations cars, vans, buses and other vehicles. May include maintenance on site, or the management of service providers
Internal implementation of legislative requirements concerned with the safety of employees and members of the public within publicly run/owned buildings
All kinds of in-house and outsourced legal work.
Management, development and research of in-house records and information services and systems.
Human resource and personnel management for the organisation as a whole. Day-to-day management may be delegated to departments in larger organisations
Ensuring that in-house management and external services meet legislative requirements and developing policies and programmes to advance all kinds of equality in the administrative area.
Central management of major contracts that the organisation has with service providers
Management of some or all of an organisations purchasing processes; including lists of approved suppliers; bulk purchases; organisation wide standards and annual contracts.
Management of training budget; organising specific training events and liaising with training consultants/providers.