WGHC currently has 8 directly employed members of staff: 6 full time and 2 part time. A vacancy exists for a further team member. The current staff structure is shown below.
Specialist consultants, contractors and other organisations are used as necessary to support WGHC provide some of its services, for example; building & maintenance contracts, day to day repairs and planned or reactive works. We use the specialist services of F3 Chartered Surveyors, the Scottish Procurement Alliance and the services of a Financial Agent (Prospect Housing Association) for financial management services and reporting. Our External Auditors are CT and our Internal Auditors are Wylie + Bisset. In addition, WGHC is currently developing its own Equalities Framework with Dr Stewart Montgomery and the Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living.
A full list of approved contractors, consultants and suppliers can be seen here.
Larke Adger, BA, PgDip, CIHCM is our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) first in command and reports to the Committee of Management. Larke sets the organisational vision and is accountable for the success of the Co-op. Larke oversees the long-term planning and strategic direction of the Co-op collaborating with community partners, consultants and external stakeholders. She ensures ongoing compliance in all areas of statutory and regulatory obligations, along with implementing self-assessment processes to ensure a regime of continuous improvement. Larke is also the Company Secretary and has 22 years service at WGHC. Larke is also a Board Director for SHARE.
David Mills, CIHM is our Chief Operating Officer (COO) and reports to the CEO. He deputes for the CEO in her absence. David executes the Co-op’s vision and is accountable for how well the Co-op functions. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Co-op working with various departments to ensure the Co-op Policies and Procedures are implemented effectively. He ensures ongoing compliance in all areas of statutory and regulatory obligations, along with implementing the Co-op’s core values. David has just over 2 years and a half years of service at WGHC. David is also a Board Director for the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA)
Senior Management Team
TBC. The position of Asset Compliance & Maintenance Manager is currently vacant and advertised. Once in post, the ACMM will report to the COO. The ACMM has responsibility for the day to day management of the Asset Compliance & Maintenance team. This includes contract procurement, contract management, planned maintenance & component replacement budgeting and programming, reactive and void maintenance, asset compliance strategy, policy review and stock condition surveys.
Donald Martin is our Housing Manager and reports to the COO. Donald has overall responsibility for the day to day management of the Housing team. The post covers a wide range of WGHC services including arrears control, tenancy management, tenancy sustainment and estate management. Donald holds a diploma in housing studies, is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has almost 30 years of service within the housing sector. Donald joined WGHC in September 2022.
Les Graham is our Asset Compliance & Maintenance Officer and reports to the Asset Compliance & Maintenance Manager. Les has responsibility for the day to day operational function of the Asset Compliance and Maintenance department. This includes assisting with planned maintenance programmes, reactive and void maintenance, component replacement programmes, contractor management and some departmental administration. He is certified to undertake operational inspections of Children’s Playgrounds. The certificate can be seen here. Les has 22 years service at WGHC.
The basic working week is 35 hours worked 9:00am to 4:30pm with a half hour break for lunch. There is some flexibility in hours and some out of hours working. Each staff member has a specific role, although, everyone is expected to work “generically” to some degree. WGHC encourages training and career development and has a very good record of staff progressing within the organisation. A Privacy Notice for staff can be seen here.