Published on: 07 Nov 2018 11:04
Written by: Maryhill Housing
Maryhill Housing triumphed in the keenly-contested Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland 2018 Excellence Awards; even winning one award category for the second year in a row!
The awards were announced at a glittering ceremony in Edinburgh on Friday 2nd November.
The first win of the night was for Excellence in Skills Development. The Association won the same award back in 2017.
Over £1,000 is invested in each Maryhill Housing staff member’s training and development each year. The Association’s apprenticeship scheme has also been a big success and, over the past two years, the number of apprenticeships and traineeships it offers has risen from zero to ten.
The Association is also fully behind the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations’ ‘Housing Apprentice Action Plan for Scotland’, which is designed to encourage young people to consider a career as a housing professional.
Commenting on the win, Chief Executive Bryony Willet said: “We are committed to developing a passionate staff team and to have won this award for the second year in a row is a remarkable achievement. It reflects our commitment to ensuring we deliver the very best service possible to our customers in the communities we serve.”
The second win of the night was for Excellence in Scrutiny. This award reflects Maryhill Housing’s understanding of the need to ensure its work is examined impartially by its scrutiny panel.
Bryony added: “Scrutiny is now a vital part of our service improvement processes. We believe that the best people to tell us how to improve our services are our customers. We thank our Service Improvement Panel, Tenants Service Improvement Group and Residents’ Associations for the time they dedicate. We congratulate them on their success and the hard work that went into winning this important accolade.”
Callum Chomczuk, National Director of CIH Scotland, said: “It is wonderful to be able to celebrate such an impressive standard of excellence across so many varied categories of housing practice at this year’s CIH Scotland Excellence Awards – both in terms of the overall winners and also all those shortlisted for an award.
As the home of professional standards in housing, CIH Scotland is committed to ensuring that the hard work and dedication of thousands of frontline housing professionals working right across Scotland is properly recognised and celebrated”.