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19.04.2018 Vacancv - Tenancy Officer (Full-time)

This is a new post within the Gannochy Trust providing a great opportunity to join a fantastic small team and to make a real impact on the day-to-day lives of tenants.

The main purpose of the post is to manage the tenancies, leases and community activity within a housing portfolio of various tenancy types; develop and maintain relationships with our tenants; ensure that our tenants receive a high quality service; and support the Trust's ambitions to provide affordable, high quality, energy efficient housing with a high level of community engagement.

The successful candidate will recognise and be motivated by the breadth and variety of tasks that are required in this role.  You will have a sound understanding of tenancy and leasing matters and can demonstrate from the outset that your knowledge is up to date and relevant.

Importantly, you will be a people person with a visible and familiar presence within the Gannochy Housing Estate.  You will have strong interpersonal skills that will ensure excellent relationships with other team members.  You will be a tenacious, confident and compassionate professional.  You will deliver on your promises, ensure attention to detail at all times, provide individual commitment and contribute to the team effort of the Gannochy Trust.

The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 8 May 2018.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at the Gannochy Trust's office in Perth.

Further information can be downloaded from the About Us/Vacancies page on the website or by contacting the office at: The Gannochy Trust, Pitcullen Crescent, Perth, PH2 7HX, Tel: 01738 620653 or


28.03.2018 Funding Strategy

From November 2017 to February 2018, the Gannochy Trust carried out an evaluation of our current funding strategy (June 2015 to May 2018) with the aim of setting a new three year plan from 1 July 2018.   We commissioned Wren and Greyhound, a consultancy company, to help us to demonstrate the impact of our funding, identify the learning from each programme and to assess the programmes' processes and effectiveness.  The process took the form of desk research, a survey, individual interviews and focus groups.

We would like to thank the charities and individuals who took the time to help the Trust evaluate the impact of our current funding strategy.  The Gannochy Trustees had an opportunity to hear a sneak preview of some of your comments from Wren and Greyhound at their Away Day in February and they will be considering the full report at their Trustees Meeting on 29 March 2018.

We are already aware that the report contains a wealth of information which will take time to digest before we embark on the next three year plan.  The Trust has therefore decided to extend the current programme to 31 December 2018.  We have three grant-making meetings planned during that period, being 28th June, 4th October and 13th December.

We hope to announce the new three year funding strategy later in the year at an event which will be held in Perth in November 2018.  Please watch this space for more information in due course.