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Richard has over 30 years of facilitating strategic change in housing and social care where uncertainty is often the norm, his skills in problem solving in a resourceful manner and his energetic style of developing ownership ensure that clients achieve sustainable results.

A determined advocate of finding new and better ways of working, Richard does so through a commitment and dedication to working inclusively with people. A total focus on customer choice and an engaging ‘can do’ attitude has resulted in a successful track record of enabling cultural, organisational and structural change for Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords. Click here for LinkedIn profile.

Sample Projects

District Council:  Strategic and service reviews, leading to significant improvements to the quality of their homelessness processes and outcomes. IT replacement sourcing and project management.

Housing Association: Design and implementation of pre inspection support. Prepared and implemented a recovery plan to remove it from Housing Corporation supervision.

Borough Council: Creation and facilitation of culture change programme for council and key stakeholders. Review of tenders for funded projects for the homeless.

London Boroughs:  Tri Borough procurement savings in social care, transport and housing.

Employment History

2001-Current  Senior Consultant, The Consultancy Company
2000-2001  Independent Consultant
1999-2000  Housing Services Director, Somerset CHT
1996-1999   Head of Housing Management, Bath & North East Somerset
1990-1996  Housing Manager-AD Estate Management, Bath  City Council
1985-1990  Housing Manager, Ellesmere Port & Neston BC
1980-1985  Housing Officer, Ellesmere Port & Neston BC
1970-1990  Posts in local authorities: Liverpool, Hounslow Housing management and Advisory teams

Qualifications

Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing CICHM
Chartered Institute of Housing Professional Qualification
Chartered Institute of Housing APEX Mentor