Work For Us

Careers at Port of Leith Housing Association

The Association's voluntary Board of Management delegates operational management to its staff team headed by the Chief Executive, Keith Anderson. Our staff structure has three teams: Customer Services, Finance and Corporate Services, and Property and New Business, each headed by a Director. The Association currently employs over 80 staff including Sheltered Housing staff.

Please click here to view current vacancies.  

Click here to download an application form (MS Word or PDF format).  

Please download the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (PDF or MS Word format), then complete and return these by the relevant closing date. Please do not enclose a CV - to ensure compliance with our Equal Opportunities Policy, we can only consider the information requested on the application form.

Port of Leith Housing Association aims to promote equality and diversity in all aspects of our work, including as our role as an employer. Please read our policy on equality and diversity management for further information.

Equality and Diversity Policy 

Training and Development 

People are at the heart of our business and our success depends on supporting and developing them to help them reach their full potential. By investing in a well trained and motivated staff team, the Association can continue to prosper.

The Association was officially recognised as an "Investor in People" in 2000 and was awarded Bronze accreditation in June 2011. As an Investor in People we are committed to improving business performance and attain our objectives through the effective management and development of staff.

Our commitment to staff development is supported by a range of tools and techniques including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Rewards for exceptional performance
  • Succession planning
  • Performance management
  • Coaching
  • Shadowing
  • Corporate training programme
  • Conferences
  • Assistance with studies for relevant qualifications
  • On-line resources
  • Short courses

Management Development

The Association recognises the important role its Managers have and invests in a range of management development programmes to ensure they are equipped for their role as people managers.

Benefits and Rewards

We work with our staff to develop our employment practices, benefits and reward packages. Core benefits include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Excellent holiday entitlement
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Enhanced company sick pay
  • Employee assistance programme including counselling
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Enhanced maternity leave entitlement

Health and Wellbeing

Our aim is to make the Association a place where people want to work. We actively promote health in the workplace. All staff have access to an Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential counselling for staff on a range of work-related and personal issues. In 2011, the Association received a Bronze award through the Healthy Working Lives scheme. 

Positive About Disabled People

Port of Leith Housing has been awarded with the Two Ticks disability symbol. This symbol shows that we are formally recognised as being "positive about disabled people."

The symbol is awarded by Job Centre Plus to employers that have made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled. We are audited every year based on five commitments:

  • Recruitment
  • Training
  • Retention
  • Consultation
  • Disability awareness