Margaret Vass Award for Excellence in Frontline Housing sponsored by Weslo Housing Management
This award was created to celebrate the achievements of individual housing officers. The winner will have excelled in the management and delivery of everyday tasks which are too often overlooked but are essential to the success of social housing providers. Applicable skills could include: arrears management, void management, preventing or dealing with anti-social behaviour, tenancy sustainment, homelessness or associated activities, such as housing options advice. The successful nominee will be able to demonstrate success in the following criteria:
• Making a positive difference to the lives of tenants/applicants
• Continually striving to improve the tenant/ applicants experience and themselves
• Excellent understanding of the business of delivering housing services, maximising income, supporting organisational improvement and making best use of partnership working
Who is eligible?
This award is open to all housing officers working in Scotland. The housing organisation can be a local authority, registered social landlord or other not-for-profit organisation involved in the housing sector. Team leaders and managers are not eligible for this award.
How to apply
To nominate you will be asked to complete an on-line submission form. Nominees can be nominated by a colleague, manager, board member, or someone else who knows their contribution well. Entries must include a 600 word typed statement outlining the nominee’s virtues and merits and evidencing how they demonstrate excellence in working in frontline housing based on the criteria set out above.
The award winner will be announced at the CIH Scotland Excellence Awards Dinner on Friday 11 November at the Glasgow City Hotel. The winner will receive a trophy kindly donated by Margaret Vass.
This award is kindly sponsored by Weslo Housing Management
Weslo Housing Management is a private company, limited by guarantee with charitable status. The company was formed in 1993 as a stock transfer recipient of 1822 Scottish Homes houses in West Lothian and took over a further 489 houses in Bo’ness in 1997. A Registered Social Landlord of some 2,400 houses in East Central Scotland, the company is particularly pleased to support The Margaret Vass Award for Excellence in Frontline Housing. Since its inception Weslo has sought to continuously improve the management service it delivers to its tenants and the company welcomes the introduction of this award which recognises distinction in its core business – the management of houses.