Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social Housing Provider
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  • Contact
    • Bellevue House, 22 Hopetoun Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4GH

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.

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 2013 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

My Manager
My Manager
Participants on their Management and Leadership Programme have access to online forums to share their learning journey, resources and ideas as a result of their input. The opportunity to participate in Action Learning Sets has also been offered to managers.
To address the wellbeing of their employees, they offer flexible working and a home working approach, which can ease the stress of balancing work and home life. This also supports staff in attending other appointments, such as medical or, counselling, without explanation of absence.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
They host an annual staff awards, which include the Caroline MacAskill Customer Service Excellence Award and two Above and Beyond Awards. The awards are given to employees who have gained special recognition from their colleagues for their commitment to customer service.

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  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

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  • Earning £35,000+:


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  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

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