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Welcome Lesley Holdsworth

Welcome to our microsite for our Board Member recruitment campaign.

Being Chair for the last eighteen months has been challenging to say the least. The pandemic has brought about moments of sadness we could never have predicted. However, I’m optimistic for the future as aspects of our normal lives start to return.

Our focus throughout the last year has been on keeping everyone as safe and well as possible. Our staff and the communities that support them have been incredible. I’ve been so impressed by their commitment, generosity and daily acts of kindness. Despite this important focus, we have not lost sight of our ambition to grow further as a strong, values-driven and sustainable housing provider for older people in Scotland.

Our new Senior Management Team, under the leadership of Dr Lynne Douglas, has formed into a consistent and cohesive group – all whilst overcoming the challenge of working remotely. I think this bodes extremely well for our future.

The change in the way we have had to work has created lots of positive learning experiences. The importance of teamwork, open communication channels, and utilizing digital solutions has been fully acknowledged during this period. Services such as BR24, our telephone response service, must be congratulated for their efforts during the pandemic as they have proven we can all work differently.

The Board has also been busy this year. Like all organisations, it’s good practice to regularly revisit how we monitor the business. Last summer we conducted a thorough examination of the Board’s work and made some significant changes. We’re pleased with the results so far and we’re fortunate to have a great range of expertise on our side.

We now need to recruit new Board members to continue the progress made so far and more detail on the required skills can be found throughout this microsite.

I hope you will feel inspired to apply for the position.

Prof. Lesley Holdsworth

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