A Newport City Homes officer is a finalist in CIH Cymru's ‘New Housing Professional’ competition.
The competition is open to anyone working or studying in Welsh housing for less than three years. It is an opportunity for employees, trainees and students at an early stage in their career to expand their networks and demonstrate their passion, success and initiative.
Service charge officer David Roberts, from Cardiff, was nominated by tenancy and leasehold services manager, Lindsay Murphy. He will be competing against three other finalists, Abdul Hafeez of Taff Housing, Katie Howells of Merthyr Valley Homes, and Claire Twamley of Cartrefi Conwy.
David said: “I can’t thank Lindsay enough for nominating me, it’s good to be recognised for your work. Having met the other finalists, it’s definitely going to be competitive!”
During the competition David will have to take part in a number of challenges including writing two blogs and holding a presentation at Wales’ premier housing conference and exhibition, TAI 2017.
The competition is now in full swing as all finalists have submitted their first blogs for CIH Cymru’s website.
David commented: “The blog is about what makes housing a rewarding career, it gave me a chance to focus on what separates housing from where I’ve worked in the past.”
The winner of the competition will receive a range of prizes including a feature article in Welsh Housing Quarterly magazine and a year’s mentoring from an influential housing professional.
David said: “It’s a great opportunity for anyone involved, the development on offer is huge, there’s so much potential for the winner!”
Keep updated with the New Housing Professional 2017 competition on Twitter through the hashtag #TAI17