Muirhouse Housing Association (MHA) is based in Muirhouse, North Edinburgh. For nearly 30 years MHA has played a critical role in the regeneration of the Muirhouse neighbourhood.

We started the regeneration of this part of Edinburgh through the replacement of very poor housing with new, high quality social housing, and more recently through mid-market rent housing.

Our team has maintained a very strong focus on our tenants over this time, borne out by the Association’s strong service performance and tenants’ high levels of satisfaction. We now have 506 social rent properties, and 60 mid market rent properties managed by our MH4 subsidiary.

We have a strong Board of 9 volunteers with a wide range and depth of skills to support our staff team. The Board member backgrounds include MHA tenants, community development, public service, HR, finance and organisational development.


Through the appointment of our next CEO, we want to move Muirhouse Housing Association onto its next stage. We will be continuing our focus on our existing tenants and existing housing stock, and also seeking out ways to make a real impact to the wider community through proactive partnership with other local organisations and partners.

The Association’s vision is an engaged, thriving, desirable and eco-friendly Muirhouse with high quality, truly affordable and greener homes.

Edinburgh is one of the fastest growing and most prosperous populations in Scotland, but with large inequalities between high and low incomes. Muirhouse has a concentration of poverty, but there is significant regeneration investment underway at Pennywell and large-scale growth planned in the Granton Waterfront – a new ‘coastal town’ for Edinburgh.

The Association wants to take an active role by working with partners to connect the Muirhouse tenants and local community to these economic and social opportunities, whilst continuing to provide very high quality housing and services in north Edinburgh.


About you

We are looking for an inspirational leader, with vision, energy, and enthusiasm for working in a small, community-based housing association in this regeneration area of Edinburgh.

We are small and so we expect someone who is open and proactive in working with external partners in meeting the regulatory, environmental and compliance requirements while keeping our rents affordable for our tenants and making a difference to the local community.

We have recently undertaken a strategic option appraisal which has confirmed our viability as an independent organisation. One of the first tasks of the new CEO will be to consider the need for a new staffing structure, and to support Board member recruitment to ensure the organisation is resilient and able to meet the next set of challenges and opportunities.

You will have an excellent understanding of social housing, the challenges and drivers over the next few years and be financially astute.

You will be able to evidence strong strategic and operational leadership experience as you will be expected to lead and empower our staff to achieve our vision and have a strong passion for improving our service and the lives of customers and communities.


For more information, including the job description and person specification please see the applicant pack here

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To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to

Closing date Friday 21st January 2022



Working Hours and Pattern

  • 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday
  • A blended approach is currently underway in line with Scottish Government guidance. Future arrangements for hybrid working are under review.

Holiday Entitlement

  • 27 days plus 13 public holidays

Renumeration & other benefits

  • £66,271 per year (EVH Grade SM 17)

Defined contribution Pension Scheme (2:1 maximum Employer Contribution of 10%)