A motivational leader with a successful record within the Social Housing and voluntary sectors. An experienced confident, resourceful and politically astute professional, with a background in strategic and operational leadership and delivery of complex strategies; business plans and projects with a considerable track record of transformational and cultural change. An outcome focused senior executive, with extensive experience in service delivery and development; seeking new challenges as an Executive Manager which will utilise his strong transferable skills. Experience income maximisation, advocacy, communications, and governance; VFM-best value, strong commercial outlook; wide knowledge of public affairs and policy making; used to operating at board level, with opinion leaders and all levels of government. A quick learner equipped to “hit the ground running.”
Key skills and knowledge:
Leadership , people management , negotiating , financial management , budget control , planning
Comment on: Back to the future
Do we need to do annual gas services? - its law and as to the comment only 30 per cent of our tenants are fully dependent on housing benefit - nearly a third of tenancies are @ risk - I would be worried about future maintenance & improvements,
Shame the discussion is not joined up in that there is no Income Manager sitting in - despite the clear need to take a holistic approach to income mgt & asset mgt? Maximising income for the landlord & tenant (the bread & butter for both) to fund improvements & repairs & sustain tenancies.
Hope their individual Income Mgt Strategies/Welfare reform action plan take a more holistic approach...................
Comment on: A bright idea
Perhaps they should consider them for poor UK families - as a preventive fire risk from candles.....................................
Well, the Government say
England’s local government finance system is one of the most centralised in the world. This means that local authorities don’t have the autonomy and flexibility they need to make sure public money is spent on the things that matter in their area.
The government believes that local authorities are better placed to make decisions about the needs of their local communities than central government. (Sounds like a Heseltine comment).
The WLGA in May warned that capital expenditure by councils in Wales is set to reduce significantly from 2013 onwards.
And this government say housing matters in the UK - I DONT THINK SO!
Comment on: The housing lottery
Is this our future?
Comment on: Councils may be asked to return HRA cash
This is fast becoming a joke - how soon before councils say enough is enough - should councils go their own way & refuse if asked and let commissioners come in to manage????????
Where oh where is the LGA on this?
An elderly couple in their 70's live in council property. A group of elderly Bungalows formerly a Trust but managed by Fylde BC in Lancashire. The Trusts Board are all Councillors or senior council o
Oh! One more avenue to explore, All HR proffessionals your landlords HR included have a respomsibility to challenge/drive improvement in Governance - send them a copy of your letter.
You can make a formal complaint to your landlord and ask for a review of service charge pprovisions, ask for membership on a panel, get support of any flat dwellers who may their property.
If no response or the reponse is not as you expect - its not fair, you can then write/report your landlord to the HCA regulator, or you can write to the office of fair trading and your MP.
You can also ask for a review of any tenant involvement strategy, Value for money strategy etc participation agreement - if you dont have one ask for one.
You can contact national tenant organisations
Former CEO Federation of Tenant and Resident Associations.