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Sustainability manager nominated as one of Housing’s Next Generation

HQN Network have just announced this year’s shortlist for their ‘Housing’s Next Generation’ competition and we’re pleased that Emma Gilbank, our Service Manager for Sustainability and Climate Change, has been included.

With entries from all over the sector, judges looked at several criteria when shortlisting, including showing leadership, having a commitment to diversity and inclusion, wanting to make the next step in their housing careers, and committing to improve social housing.

They’ve been set a first challenge in the form of a blog, answering one of several questions put to them by HQN CEO, Alistair McIntosh.

The shortlist is as follows:​​​​​​

  • Rosalynn Funnell, 24, Tenancy Involvement Officer, Wokingham Borough Council
  • Emily Batchford, 24, Environmental Sustainability Officer, Stonewater
  • Saarah Bunglawala, 24, Diversity Business Partner, PA Housing
  • Emma Gilbank, 28, Service Manager: Sustainability and Climate Change, Connect Housing
  • Hanifa Blakemore-Razaq, 28, Communities Project Manager, Clarion
  • Gift Ngubane, 27, Employment Support Advisor, Abri
  • Tom Leon-Grimes, 25, Service Development Manager, Orbit Group
  • Isobel Emery, 29, Senior Customer Service Advisor, Golding Homes
  • Naomi Mooney, 25, Development Manager, Stonewater
  • Jasmine Tansur, 29, Resident Liaison Officer, PA Housing
  • Shaleen Brown, 24, Customer Engagement Lead, Orbit Group
  • Tania Bedi, 23, Customer Services Graduate Trainee, Network Homes
  • Emily Elsworth, 21, Asset Compliance Team Leader, Longhurst Group
  • Alice Goodall, 28, Communications Officer, Futures Housing Group
  • Meg Norrey, 23, Early Tenancy Money Advisor, Weaver Vale Housing Trust
  • Amy Greenwood, 29, Customer Safety Coordinator, Stockport Homes Group
  • Stephanie Ward, 29, Electrician, PA Housing
  • Taylor Skirda, 26, Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Ottawa Community Housing Corporation
  • Gemma Brookes, 28, Project Surveyor NetZero Carbon Team, Orbit Group
  • Kemba Mitchell, 24, Project Coordinator, South Yorkshire Housing Association

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