Introducing our Next Generation Leaders.
SEC have partnered with Solace to provide an ILM Certificated course for Next Generation Leaders within the Housing Sector. As part of our commitment to the sector and our £250,000 investment in people through our Prospects initiative, we have designed this course for colleagues within our Membership.
Over the next three days we’ll be introducing you to our second Cohort of Next Generation Leaders. The 12 delegates are all passionate about developing their career in Housing. They’ve been nominated by their organisation as they recognise their ambition and dedication to the sector.
The profiles below introduce our final four delegates – Jody, Kerry, Maria & Lindsey.
I joined Raven Housing Trust nearly 5 years ago, where I currently work as Deputy Director of Finance leading on Business Partnering, Business Planning and Treasury functions for the Group.
For the last three years, being a relatively new mum, family has taken most of my time outside of work! However when I get the chance I love walking in the mountains, I love to travel and if I can combine travel and mountains and get to the ski slopes each year I’m truly in my happy place!
I am newly appointed in my current role which is a secondment for 18-24 months. We have recently undergone a restructure at West Kent and I will be looking to set up and establish the new asset and compliance teams, taking us through this period of change and all the challenges the sector faces in terms of Building Safety and Net Zero Carbon.
My main motivation is my family, I have two children aged 4 and 7, and we love to go on family adventures visiting new places.
In my current role I am responsible for all of Gravesham’s Housing Landlord Services which is to provide Landlord services to approximately 5700 tenants and 416 leasehold properties. I am responsible for the 37 members of staff within Housing Services, who are split into four teams, housing management, housing income, sheltered housing and housing IT systems. It is my responsibility to ensure that my team is delivering the best possible service to our tenants and leaseholders and are proactively addressing any issues that arise. My role is a strategic one and therefore forward thinking and planning is an essential part of my job role.
Outside of work I have two young children, both boys, aged 5 and 10, so most of my weekends are taking up attending football and rugby matches (normally in the rain). I am a bit of a car enthusiast and a massive fan of Formula 1 and Moto GP.