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Chief Executive

Chief Executive

Waverley Housing

Hawick / hybrid working


Exciting opportunity to lead forward thinking organisation as Chief Executive

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on people’s lives and communities? Waverley Housing is a dynamic organisation dedicated to providing high-quality and affordable housing solutions in the Scottish Borders. Our commitment to excellence and innovation drives our mission to deliver exceptional services while fostering the growth of sustainable communities. We are now seeking an inspiring Chief Executive to lead our enthusiastic team and champion our vision, values, and objectives.

As the Chief Executive of Waverley Housing, you will be the driving force behind our success, providing empowering and dynamic leadership that ensures the highest standards of conduct, performance, and accountability. Reporting to the Board, you will collaborate with the Operations Director and Corporate Services Director to create a cohesive Executive Team that empowers staff to excel in their roles. Leading by example, you will cultivate a culture of motivation, continuous improvement, and innovation. The ideal candidate will bring the following qualities to the role:


  • Empowering and Decisive Leadership
  • Strategic Vision
  • Governance and Regulatory Expertise
  • Financial Acumen
  • Risk Management


Direct RSL experience is not an essential requirement of the role; applicants must however evidence transferability and shared values with the sector. Waverley Housing offers a unique opportunity for a visionary leader to make a significant impact on our community through housing and sustainable development. If you are a strategic thinker with a track record of success in senior management, passionate about creating vibrant communities, and ready to lead with purpose, we invite you to apply for the role of Chief Executive.

To join us on this exciting and forward-thinking journey and be part of our dynamic team, please submit your CV and a compelling cover letter outlining your relevant experience, alongside your interest in the role and in Waverley Housing. The future of affordable housing starts with you!

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For a confidential discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Nigel Fortnum or David Currie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7572.

Closing date for applications – Monday 18th September 2023