WGHC directly employs staff to carry out the day to day operations of housing management, maintenance and financial administration.
Specialist consultants and contractors are used as necessary for building and maintenance contracts and day to day repairs. WGHC also uses the services of a Financial Agent for financial management services and reporting. In addition, WGHC also has procured it’s own Data Protection Officer through RGDP.
WGHC currently has 8 staff: 6 full time and 4 part time. We are in the midst of recruiting a Housing Admin Assistant and just about to start the recruitment and selection process for a Housing Officer.
The basic working week is 35 hours worked 9:00am to 4:30pm with a half hour break for lunch. There is some flexibility in hours and some out of hours working.
The chart below shows our staff structure. Each staff member has a specific role. However, as a small organisation, everyone is expected to work “generically” to some degree.
WGHC’s SENIOR STAFF TEAM
Larke Adger, BA, PgDip, CIHCM is our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is responsible for the overall management and performance of all the Co-operative’s activities. She is also Company Secretary.
Alan McKee BSc, MSc, CIHCM is our Depute CEO. This is a senior management role and second-in-line post within the organisation . Alan has overall responsibility for the Housing Management Team’s performance and is the direct line manager of the Tenancy Manager, as well as having responsibility for a wide range of corporate services including Data Protection, Policy Reviews, Joint Procurement activities, Stage 2 Complaints Handling, Health & Safety and WGHC Publications.
WGHC encourages training and career development and has relatively low staff turnover and a very good record of staff progressing within the organisation.