Two more make the final of the Women in Housing Awards

    The second wave of nominations for the Women in Housing Awards has brought us two more finalists.

    Group Director of People and Change Ria Bailes is shortlisted for board member of the year, while Head of Safeguarding and Community Safety Charlotte Herring is up for the professional of the year prize.

    The second wave of nominations for the Women in Housing Awards has brought us two more finalists.

    Group Director of People and Change Ria Bailes is shortlisted for board member of the year, while Head of Safeguarding and Community Safety Charlotte Herring is up for the professional of the year prize.

    Ria has been at the forefront of One Housing’s drive to create a fairer and more inclusive place to work, with a particular focus on improving the situation for women.

    She has overseen the introduction of the Women in Leadership apprenticeship – a programme which helps women develop top class management skills and become inspiring managers – as well as a new approach to pay, which ensures the gender pay gap is considered when changes are made.

    Networking and mentoring opportunities for women have been established, while a new framework is now in place to ease the transition for those returning from maternity leave.

    Charlotte’s recognition, meanwhile, reflects her efforts to change the way One Housing tackles anti-social behaviour.

    Her Community Safety Team has become less the enforcer that uses only legislation to stamp out bad behaviour, and more the supporter of residents as we work with them to build safer communities. Her work has included anything from creating new domestic abuse and safeguarding coordinator roles to advise, guide and support victims, to developing personal plans to help vulnerable residents sustain their tenancies. She has introduced tenancy fraud amnesties and knife crime campaigns, as well as pledging our commitment to external safeguarding campaigns.

    The latest nominations follow One Housing’s shortlisting earlier this month for the Employer of the Year title at the awards that celebrate the outstanding work of women across the sector. The ceremony will take place in Manchester on 10 October.

     

     

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