Bield is a not for profit organisation and one of Scotland’s largest housing and support service providers. Bield’s focus is to provide housing for older people, creating living situations which allow tenants to retain their independence and live fulfilling lives. The promise of “Free to be” aligns the organisation’s vision that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible.
Established in 1971, Bield now provides over 5,400 affordable rent properties and a range of services across Scotland and has a large, diverse customer base. Operating as a Registered Social Landlord and Scottish Charity, the organisation has adopted a new strategic direction which has inevitably brought about significant change to secure the long term future of Bield. The most challenging of which was the difficult decision to move away from the care home sector. They recognise that they are on a journey, and in order to continue helping improve the lives of older people, they need to look ahead, anticipate change and adapt. Their new strategic direction is bold and ambitious and they will need a strong, visionary leader to ensure their goals are achieved.
The successful candidate will support and guide the Board to fulfil the strategic vision and overall direction, maintaining a focus on the continuing development of their housing, care and support services. They will be an advocate for Bield, enhancing and raising the profile of the organisation, whilst building on relationships with key stakeholders and funders.
The new Chief Executive will be an engaging and personable team player; a natural communicator who understands the need to build strong relationships both internally and externally. They are looking for someone who is visible, pro-active and brave. Substantial experience of financial and budgetary control is essential, and the successful candidate must be commercially minded and embrace technology, innovation and change.
All backgrounds will be considered for the role; relevance for the role must be highlighted within your application.
For a confidential discussion contact Mike Orr or Gayle Williamson at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.