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Dear Applicant

Appointment of Chief Executive

I am delighted that you are interested in applying for this top leadership role with us.

Osprey Housing is a great place to be, we have an excellent team delivering increasingly strong services to our tenants. We are ambitious for the future and we are investing significantly in new affordable homes throughout the north east and have a fully funded plan to maintain our homes to the level we and our tenants expect.

We have travelled a long way since our establishment 1999 and now the Group, comprising Osprey Housing and Osprey Initiatives Ltd, has over 1,600 homes in its ownership.

Our focus on service delivery is making real progress and after much hard work and the effective involvement of our Tenants and Residents Association we are seeing great results across the board – particularly with our tenant satisfaction levels.

We recognise that affordability is key for our tenants and have, over recent years, worked hard at reducing our costs (the bringing together of Osprey Housing & Osprey Housing Moray having a major and positive impact here) and been successful in limiting rent and service charge increases – and indeed we have currently implemented a rent freeze. We have invested heavily in increasing the fuel efficiency and sustainability of our properties and have established a specific Working Group charged with leading this area of our activity. In addition, we have responded effectively to Welfare reforms – and our mitigation strategy has been extremely successful and continues to be so.

Our development programme is strong, currently with 6 projects to be progressed and with another 4 as potential opportunities. The programme reflects the excellent relationships we have with local authorities, the Scottish Government and local and national developers. Housing demand continues to be a critical factor and Osprey is determined to play its part in providing new homes – in the right place for the right price and to the right standard.

We also pride ourselves in providing high quality and well regarded services to local, national and UK based organisations through our subsidiary Osprey Initiatives Ltd.

We have recently refreshed our vision, mission, ambitions and core values, these are set out in our Strategic Business Plan a copy of which is available on the microsite. The Plan, which was developed with full engagement of our team including the Board, staff team and OTRA (Osprey Tenants & Residents Association), is very ambitious and the successful applicant will play the critical and pivotal role in its delivery.

Having recently moved to being a single entity (with the bringing together of Osprey Housing and Osprey Housing Moray) with the fantastic support of our Moray tenants, we look forward to consolidation of this position and moving forward as a vital and agile organisation.

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