The Management Committee is the Association’s governing body. It has a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 15 members, including any co-opted members who are appointed to fill any vacant places after the AGM. Elected members of the Management Committee generally serve for a three-year term while co-opted members serve only until the next AGM. Vacancies on the Management Committee are filled at our annual general meeting in September.
Four sub-committees (made up of members of the Management Committee support the work of the Management Committee. These are the Housing Services, Development, Finance and General Purposes Sub-Committees and the Audit and Risk Sub-Committee. The remit and authority of each Sub-Committee is described in Govanhill Housing Association’s Standing Orders. This committee structure enables detailed scrutiny of the Association’s major business areas, while also permitting the Management Committee to focus on its role of providing strategic direction and leadership.
Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association, with each party’s rights and responsibilities regulated by legal documentation agreed between the two organisations. As group parent, Govanhill Housing Association:
- Sets group objectives and policies.
- Exercises control through its right to appoint and remove GCDT directors, and to approve GCDT’s business plan and budget.
- Provides senior management and business support services to GCDT under contract.
GCDT has been very successful in attracting external funding for the services it provides, and it employs project/service delivery staff in its own right.
GCDT’s role is to deliver the Group’s wider regeneration activities and to manage and develop a portfolio of 31 office and workspace units that are leased as commercial business units. GCDT’s board composition is five directors who are Management Committee members of Govanhill Housing Assocation, with four places for independent directors. Staff accountability for GCDT is through the Development and Regeneration Manager to Govanhill Housing Association’s Director.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our Management Committee or the Board of GCDT, please contact John Quinn Director, on 0141 636 3621.
Our current Govanhill Housing Association committee members are: