SHARE is the learning and development organisation for Scotland's housing associations and co-operatives. Through housing education, training and organisational development, SHARE equips staff and governing body members for the challenges now and in the future.
Anyone can use SHARE, but members enjoy a wide range of benefits. To find out more click here.
Our newsletter for Spring 2015 is out now. To view or download click here.
SHARE has Modern Apprentice opportunities available for Housing and Business Administation at Level II.
SHARE has been awarded a contract from Skills Development Scotland for Modern Apprenticeships in Housing and Business Administration at Level II.
Are you thinking of developing a younger member of staff or are you looking to recruit someone new, if they are between the ages of 16-24, why not consider a Modern Apprentice?
SHARE members have priority, so if you are interested please get in touch with Olwyn on 0141 550 7597, to discuss your individual requirements.
SHARE appoints new Director
Alan Ferguson has just been appointed as SHARE’s Director. He was the Director of the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland from 1993 until late 2014. Before that he was a lecturer on the part-time and full-time housing studies courses at Stirling University.
Alan started his career as a community worker and worked for seven years with a range of tenant and community groups and federations. He has also worked in housing policy and spent a year with the Strathclyde Campaign for Investment in Council Housing for a year
A previous Board member of Link Group, Scottish Council for Single Homeless, PATH Scotland, Govanhill Community Development Trust and Cube Housing Association, Alan is currently a Committee member of Southside Housing Association and has recently become Chair of its factoring subsidiary. He is also Chair of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland and represents the Alliance on the Joint Housing Policy Delivery Group and the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum.
SHARE's Training Calendar for January to June 2015 is out now!
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Although non-members can use SHARE services, members enjoy a wide range of benefits. To find out more click here
SHARE/EVH Annual HR Conference - The Long Road to Happiness
Wednesday 10th June 2015 at the City Halls, Glasgow
On the 10th of June we celebrate 10 years of HR Conferences organised by SHARE & EVH. Looking back over the years we have had some memorable keynotes such as Greg Dyke of broadcasting and FA fame; Contented Cows Give Better Milk author - Richard Hadden, from the world of percussion Dame Evelyn Glennie, Time to Think author Nancy Kline and jam entrepreneur Fraser Doherty. These and many other speakers have stimulated us to think differently about life in our organisations as colleagues, leaders, mentors, HR staff, managers, directors and employers.
The conference this year will be on June 10th 2015 when wewill gather at the City Halls in Glasgow. We have a great line-up of keynote speakers including Sir Brendan Barber, formerly general Secretary of the TUC now Chair of ACAS, and Andy Cope from Art of Brilliance, as well as workshops from Brodies LLP, John Lewis Partnership and Edinburgh Cyrenians. New to the programme this year are some short showcase sessions throughout the day providing a broad range of products and services. We are confident there will be something that everyone can take away from the event.
New partnership brings valued housing training to Scotland
SHARE and Asset Skills Training have come together to offer the City & Guilds ‘Diagnosing Defects and Ordering Repairs’ course which not only teaches important maintenance knowledge, it also gives staff the chance to gain a nationally recognised certificate from the leading provider of vocational qualifications.
The training will be delivered by housing association practitioners and industry experts and gives candidates the skills to understand problems in properties so that they can order the appropriate repairs.
“This training package is really popular with our customers and we are thrilled to be in a position to be able to offer it to housing associations in Scotland. It is designed for non-technical staff like housing officers, repairs centre staff, receptionists or administrators – anyone whose job involves working with housing stock and properties”, said Julie Freemantle, Head of Asset Skills Training.
The five modules can be taken as standalone units, or combined if candidates want to achieve the full City & Guilds Certificate…
- Basic building construction (12 March)
- Condensation, damp and decay (30 March)
- Plumbing, wastes and drains (22 April)
- Domestic electrical and heating installations (7 May)
- Repairs reporting skills (28 May)
“The beauty of this programme is its flexibility,” said Alan Forsythe from SHARE. “Housing staff can attend when it suits them and their employer, and gradually accumulate the credits they need to gain the full certificate. Equipping housing staff with building maintenance know-how saves housing associations valuable time and money through effective identification and resolution of problems with their properties.”
For more information, contact Alan (0141 550 7598) or firstname.lastname@example.org or Olwyn Gaffney at email@example.com or call SHARE on 0141 550 7595
with SHARE the price you see is the price you pay
…….you get it for half-price!
Funding support through Flexible Training Opportunities (FTO) from Skills Development Scotland is available for the vast majority of our courses.
Up to 50% of the Cost: of up to 10 training courses worth £500 each can be match-funded through this scheme provided your organisation meets the necessary criteria.
For more information call Skills Development Scotland directly on 0800 783 6000 or check out their website at:
The funding agreement must be in place before the training commences.
(Please note that it can take up to 15 working days to process a claim but if you have any difficulties please get in touch with SHARE for assistance)
This funding can be used towards the CIH Level II Qualification and can reduce the cost of the Modern Apprenticeship. Call us for details.
SHARE does not add VAT to any prices