Temporary Housing Officer [Allocations] Vacancy

Published: Friday, 26 January 2018

Exciting Employment Opportunity with Hawthorn Housing Co-operative.

Temporary Housing Officer [Allocations]


EVH Grade 7 Point PA22 £32,111


Do you want to join a small team that is dedicated to providing excellent services for its community?

Hawthorn Housing Co-operative is a small fully mutual housing Co-operative [where all tenants are members and all members are tenants] in Possilpark.

The Co-operative was set up in 1987 to lead the creation of a community with excellent homes where people are proud to live and has grown to 316 houses with a further 48 being built.

This temporary post [6 months] has been created to deal with additional workload arising from the new houses – letting the new houses and inspecting and letting the ‘knock-on’ voids. The officer will carry out the sign ups and organise open days etc as required.

Are you –

  • An excellent communicator;
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic;
  • A team player;
  • Comfortable using IT;
  • Experienced in maintaining waiting lists, interviewing applicants, selecting & signing-up tenants;
  • Flexible;
  • Always prepared to go the extra mile;
  • Committed to providing an excellent service to the community and your customer;
  • A problem solver.

If so, then you may be the person we are looking for to play a key role in helping us continuously improve and to provide the highest quality of service we possibly can.

We offer EVH excellent terms and conditions. The post has flexible working hours, company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave and 15 days public holiday [pro-rata].

Please visit our website www.hawthornhousing.org.uk for an application pack. Please contact Colin Turnbull on 0141 336 2138 if you would like a chat about the post.

Completed applications must be returned by 12 noon on 11th May 2018 by email only to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interviews will be conducted week commencing 4th June 2018.


The relevant documents can be found by clicking on the links below:


Application Pack

Job Specification

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Person Specification


Betty Anderson - Finalist for the Helen McGregor Awards 2016

Published: Monday, 31 October 2016

Congratulations to Betty Anderson on being a finalist for the Helen McGregor Awards 2016.  Betty was nominated for all the work she has done for the Hawthorn Community.  All the Co-operative’s Committee Members and staff would like to thank Betty for all her hard work and for the time she has given.  Well done Betty!

Pictured with Cat Harvey at the EVH conference 2016.


Betty Award 2016


Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016

The Co-op's Charter & Annual Report for 2016 to 2017 is available here.

Hawthorn's New Smartphone App

Published: Thursday, 14 January 2016
Co-op launches smartphone app.
The Co-op has released a smartphone app.  Tenants can use it to pay rent, report a repair and find out information about what is happening in the area.
The Co-op can use the app to remind tenants when rent is due to be paid and to quickly provide information.
Colin Turnbull, Director at Co-op says “Our community covers a very small area with everyone living within walking distance.  Most of our communication with our tenants and members is face to face in their homes or at the local office.  However we also recognise that social media is e very effective way of keeping in touch with some tenants and we think that the app is a cost-effective way of building on the success we have had using Facebook”.
Steven Murphy, Administrative Assistant with the Co-op played the leading role in developing the app.  He says “it is great to see this coming to fruition.  Tenants can come into the office and I will help them set up the app for them and I will be making sure that the information is up-to-date and interesting.  Given our ethos and history we have ensured that there is a real community focus in the app and that it provides a lot of information on things that benefit local people.”
The app is available to download on apple and android phones.