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  • What we do:
    Housing Association
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    • City Point, 65 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HD

About Cairn Housing Association

Cairn Housing Association are a housing association with almost 3,500 homes across 24 local authorities, making them one of Scotland’s most geographically diverse social landlords.

They were formed as an independent Scottish organisation in 1990. Prior to this, it had been the Scottish arm of the Royal British Legion Housing Association responsible for the housing and care of former armed forces personnel in sheltered housing. In 1991, they changed their name to Cairn Housing Association and expanded their offering to include affordable housing.

In addition to providing affordable rented housing, the organisation also provided a factoring service to more than 600 homeowners.

The organisation has offices in Edinburgh, Bellshill and Inverness.

Their Chief Executive Jason MacGilp has been with Cairn Housing Association since December 2011 and has 30 years’ experience in the housing sector. He is committed to the association’s core purpose of providing high quality homes and services to customers.

What is it like to work for Cairn Housing Association

They have a number of wellbeing initiatives, including stress risk assessments and confidential counselling. They also regularly use the NHS ‘Fit for Work’ scheme that provides a practical plan for both the employee and the manager to work towards to alleviate stress.
My Team
My Team
The organisation focuses on a Wildly Important Goal (WIG) across the organisation. A team operates in each business area to identify how they can contribute to the achievement and success of the WIG. Ideas are encouraged from all team members in weekly WIG meetings.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Cairn Housing Association have introduced annual awards. Both tenants and employees can nominate people for these awards and the nominations are judged by a panel of people selected from various departments and levels within the organisation. The award winners receive a trophy.

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