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Odgers partner specialising in providing interim managers for Social Housing clients comments to The Guardian 26 November 2009
The Guardians article titled A tower of new opportunity in the Social Housing Interim Management supplement 26.11.09 noted that with slashed budgets and increasing demand, social housing requires managers with a variety of skills
Charlotte Baker, a partner specialising in interim management for housing associations at OdgersInterim, commented that â€œIn general, most interim executives in housing associations have been hired to manage projects and gaps due to reorganisation difficulty or restructure, often these days as a direct result of the challenging economic climate. Development activity is of course, much reduced, but the need for new homes has not disappeared- rather it has increased. According to a 2008 report published by Odgers Housing, where are the future leaders? Demand for commercial skills in social housing is high. The report based on a survey of 13 housing associations, adds "While the leadership competencies required in housing associations are not sector specific, recruitment into senior executive roles from non-housing backgrounds is hindered by the lack of visibility of the sector and, in some cases, an unwillingness of those working in housing to look beyond the sector for a source of talent"
OdgersInterim is interim management division of the UK's leading headhunters, Odgers Berndtson. OdgersInterim supplies interim managers for the public and private sector in the UK and globally. It has specialist interim management consultants based in 7 regional offices throughout in England, Wales and Scotland.