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Group Director of Corporate Services

About the role

The Organisation

Link Group is a group of award-winning social enterprise companies serving more than 15,000 customers – making them one of the largest social landlords in Scotland. They work together to provide affordable housing, property management, regeneration, advice, financial inclusion and employability services. Since its establishment in 1962, it has become a leader in developing and delivering innovative homes and services for those in need. Within the group structure are companies which share our aim of improving the lives of more people and it comprises 4 specialist housing organisations, 1 specialist maintenance services business and a charitable social care provider.

In delivering housing care and asset management services to over 14,000 homes, the Link Group strategy and mission statement includes a tailored housing service for customer needs which delivers affordable homes that represent value for money and improving and delivering sustainable services – an area that they are industry leaders. Link Group is the first Scottish housing association to achieve the international ‘Certified Sustainable Housing Label', awarded by RITTERWALD consulting.

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced business or corporate services leader to join a diverse and growing organisation, to lead and develop business services which are the heartbeat of everything that Link Group does.

As part of a close-knit executive leadership team, you will assume responsibility for the creation and implementation of the group corporate services strategy and will be accountable to the main board for overall service delivery.

You will be responsible for ensuring high standards of governance, group compliance with all necessary regulatory and statutory obligations, and driving best in class financial, HR, and ICT service levels across all Partner organisations within the group. The post is a critical piece of the group infrastructure, and the role holder is charged with ensuring that the Link Group vision, values, strategic objectives are delivered through the provision of high-quality services benefiting tenants and service users.

If you are an experienced corporate or business services leader that would enjoy the breadth and variety of working with different organisation types united by a shared set of values and mission, this could be the role for you!

The Successful Candidate

Given the continual desire for learning and improvement we are open to considering candidates from a variety of sector backgrounds.

To be considered for this role, you will be an experienced executive leader with a breadth of knowledge across corporate functions in a complex or group structure.

The successful candidate will possess most of the following:

  • You will be a proven leader with sound financial and commercial business acumen, experience of strategic planning and delivery of those objectives.
  • Proven experience of delivering high quality professional and customer orientated corporate services
  • You will be an experienced leader with previous involvement in Board or Management Committees.
  • You will possess an understanding of the impact of political factors on Link Group and its partner organisations
  • First class communication skills, you will build high trust relationships quickly, with the ability to negotiate in difficult situations
  • Previous experience of budget preparation including setting, monitoring and financial forecasting
  • Membership of a relevant professional body

The post holder will be subject to a basic Disclosure Scotland check.

To read more about Link Group, the role and how to apply, please click here.

To discuss with our recruitment advisors, please contact Jaclyn Needham of FWB Park Brown at For an initial confidential conversation, please call us on 0131 539 7087.