Elected from its membership at the Annual General Meeting, Langstane Housing Association’s Board of Management consists of a dedicated group of volunteers who, without payment, give their time, experience and professional skills to lead on and set the strategic direction for Langstane Housing Association and its subsidiary companies (known as the Langstane Group).
The Board ensures staff deliver the Association’s business plan objectives to achieve better outcomes for its tenants and other customers. They also set and monitor the standards for service delivery and performance across all its activities; and control Langstane’s affairs, ensuring compliance with the Scottish Housing Regulator’s Regulatory Standards and the standards required by all of the Association’s regulatory bodies.
Langstane Housing Association’s Board is the main decision making body for the Association. Board members review reports prepared by senior staff and take into account feedback from tenants and other customers when making their decisions. They also take into account the potential impact any decision they make will have on tenants and others. This includes feedback on any consultations held, taking into account affordability levels when setting annual budgets and determining the Association’s risk appetite and risks to the Association and its tenants.
The Joint Audit and Governance Committee of the Board of Management / Committee of Management for each organisation within the Langstane Group was established to assist each organisation meet their responsibilities in relation to risk management, internal control, governance, business improvement, external and internal audit functions and associated assurance through a process of constructive and appropriate challenge.
The People Committee is a Committee of the Board of Management of Langstane Housing Association Limited, established to assist the Board meet its strategic responsibilities in relation to human resource activities. This includes approval of strategic and policy documents in relation to the human resource function, periodic review of and approval of changes to the general terms and conditions available to all staff, review of human resource related documentation / processes and recommending ways in which improvements can be made and overseeing the training and development plans for Langstane Housing Association, including those for the Board of Management and staff.
The Performance Committee of the Board of Management of Langstane Housing Association Limited was established to assist the Board meet its strategic responsibilities in relation to the performance of Langstane Housing Association and its associated subsidiary companies. This includes setting performance standards and direction through the approval of key strategic and policy documents.
Langstane Property Limited is a private limited company set up for the purpose of leasing tenancies at mid market rent. The Committee of Management ensures its business activities are consistent with, and contribute to, the purpose and objectives of its parent organisation, Langstane Housing Association and to ensure agreed performance standards are met.
Although Langstane Property’s Board approve a limited number of policies related to mid market rental activities, many strategic and policy documents are joint. This means the strategy or policy applies to Langstane Housing Association and its subsidiary companies.
Charlie Lynch: Langstane Property Limited Chairperson
Jack Marshall - Langstane Property Limited Board member