Housing and care specialist Bield has hired a director of people and organisational development (OD) as it looks to deliver a new strategy around staff wellbeing and performance. Nikki Ritchie has been appointed to help position Bield as the employer of choice in the sector, while targeting increase
Wheatley Group has unveiled a new-look executive team, featuring several new appointments and roles. Hazel Young has been appointed group director of housing and property management, while Laura Pluck takes up the new position of group director of communities. They join Frank McCafferty, who became
Sector body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced Jane Wood as its new chief executive with effect from June 1. Jane joins HFS from BT where she was group UK nations and regions director and a member of the BT Scotland board, responsible for managing relationships with public bodies, politicians an
Blackwood has appointed Marie McQuade to help drive as many entries as possible to its design competition - the Blackwood Design Awards. Highly experienced Marie McQuade will now devote herself to raising awareness of the Blackwood Design Awards, which aim to transform the lives of those who need su
Steven Henderson is to be the new chief executive of Wheatley Group. Mr Henderson, currently the group director of finance, will take over from Martin Armstrong, who announced last year he had decided to step down after more than 11 years at the helm, plus two and a half years as CEO of Glasgow Hous
Wheatley Group has appointed Frank McCafferty as its new group director of assets and repairs. Mr McCafferty joins from South Lanarkshire Council, where he was head of property services.
Jacquie Pepper has been appointed to the role of chief officer - integrated health and social care for the Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership. Ms Pepper has been undertaking the role on an interim basis for the past two months since the previous postholder, Gordon Paterson, moved o
Construction and property consultants Summers-Inman has promoted Michael Pollock to head of building surveying (Scotland) as it targets expansion into new sectors. Based at the firm’s Scottish headquarters in Edinburgh, Mr Pollock’s promotion to director will see him focus on managi
Fiona Wilson, who has been head of health at West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership since 2020, has been appointed chief officer of East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership. The appointment follows the move by current chief officer, Alison MacDonald, to NHS Lothian as director of nur
Elderpark Housing has appointed Jonathan Giddings-Reid as its new community regeneration professional to lead its work in the community. Welcoming Jonathan Giddings-Reid to Elderpark, the association’s director of housing & customer service Aidan McGuinness, said the appointment would
Veterans Housing Scotland has appointed Alison Moodie OBE QVRM AE RGN RM as a trustee. Established in 1915, formerly Scottish Veterans Garden City Association, Edinburgh-based Veterans Housing Scotland aims to provide affordable rented housing for military veterans in Scotland who are disabled.
Kirsty Wells, director of consultancy and partnerships at Housemark, has been appointed as the inaugural chair of the WISH Scotland regional board. Ms Wells brings her wealth of networking experience and a passion to drive the gender equality agenda throughout Scotland to this new role.
Kate Rocks has been appointed as the new chief officer of health and social care at the Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). Taking up her new role in August, the new chief officer will join from East Renfrewshire HSCP where she is currently head of public protection/children’
TPAS Scotland has appointed Elaine Scoular as the Interim CEO of TPAS Scotland, following the retirement of Lesley Baird who stepped down at their AGM last month. Ms Scoular has been a key member of staff of TPAS for the last 22 years and plays a pivotal role in ensuring TPAS delivers on its promise
Bridgewater Housing Association has appointed Andy Thomson as its new chief executive. Following the announcement early in the year that the current chief executive, Ian McLean will retire at the end of the month, the board undertook a rigorous recruitment exercise, interviewing several impressive c