Housing Strategy Officer Shortlisted for CIH Cymru Award


Housing Strategy Officer Jenny Lewington01 December 2014


Vale of Glamorgan Council Housing Strategy Officer Jenny Lewington has been shortlisted for the Rising Stars Cymru award.


The award, run by the Chartered Institute of Housing, looks to celebrate people working in housing who make “a positive contribution to neighbourhoods and communities in Wales.”


Head of Housing and Building Services, Hayley Selway, said: “Jenny is definitely a rising star of housing in Wales. Her commitment to the sector and to the Vale of Glamorgan is clearly evidenced through the passion and commitment she has for any project.”


The three shortlisted candidates will participate in a programme of activities and challenges over the coming months, culminating in a live final at TAI 2015, CIH Cymru’s annual housing exhibition, in Cardiff City Hall.


The challenges include a site visit from the award judges showcasing the candidates’ day to day activities, and a live Twitter takeover, during which candidates will host a one hour session on a housing-related topic of their choice.


The winner will receive a collection of prizes, including a year’s mentoring from an influential housing professional, as well as two free one-day training courses and a feature article published in Welsh Housing Quarterly.