July 14th, 2016
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.
Sample Consultancy Assignments
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.
2001-Current Senior Consultant, The Consultancy Company
2000-2001 – Independent Consultant
1999-2000 – Housing Services Director, Somer 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
Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing CICHM
Chartered Institute of Housing Professional Qualification
Chartered Institute of Housing APEX Mentor