Governance

Horizon is a membership organisation governed by a voluntary Board of Management and is also registered with and regulated by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Board of Management

Our voluntary Board of Management, of up to 15 people, works with our management team and staff to ensure Horizon’s effective operation. It is responsible for setting strategies and policies, managing finances and risks and monitoring the performance and quality of Horizon's services.

Board members are drawn from all walks of life and together provide the professional and personal expertise needed to govern Horizon effectively and in compliance with regulatory and financial standards.  Horizon believes it is important that its Board includes people with experience of being a tenant, and reserves up to three places on the Board for tenant members.

Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR)

The SHR has a regulatory framework for governance and financial standards and a Scottish Social Housing Charter, with the outcomes and standards it expects landlords to meet.

These standards and outcomes set out what tenants can expect in terms of the quality and value for money of the services they receive, the standard of homes, and opportunities for communication and participation in the decisions that affect them.

We make an annual return on the charter to the Regulator, and also provide an annual report to tenants on how we are doing.

Scottish Charity and Community and Co-operative Benefits Society

Horizon is a Scottish Charity and we are registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.  We are also registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a Community and Co-operative Benefits Society.