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Golding Homes appoints new Director of Business Change

Golding Homes appoints new Director of Business Change

Kent housing provider Golding Homes has appointed Rebecca Taylor to the new role of Executive Director for Business Change.

Rebecca has a strong background in transformation combined with experience in the social housing sector, from previous roles at mhs homes and most recently as Principal Consultant for Altair Consultancy and Advisory Services.

Speaking of the appointment, Chief Executive Steph Goad said, “We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca on board. Her extensive experience in leading complex change will be invaluable to us as we continue our journey to be a truly customer-centric organisation, improving our services and getting fit for the future in line with regulatory changes across the housing sector.”

Rebecca’s worked with a wide range of housing providers, as well as associated clients in local authority and the care and support sectors.

Rebecca said: “ I'm thrilled to be joining Golding Homes and to have this opportunity to help lead forward an organisation that’s so clear in its desire to deliver an excellent customer experience. I'm looking forward to being able to use my experience leading transformation across the housing sector to help Golding achieve their ambitions and deliver a positive impact to the communities they serve.”

This appointment follows the trend already set by the Maidstone-based housing association of bucking the gender pay gap. The latest figures show the local provider at -8.95%, which is the average (mean) difference between hourly pay rates in favour of women, and notably different from the national male-biased pay gap of +15.4%.  

Speaking on International Women’s Day last week Steph Goad said: “We’re proud of these figures which reflect the importance of treating all colleagues fairly and rewarding them well for the job they do, irrespective of their gender.”

Golding’s  executive management team  includes three women and two men, with Fiona Deal departing in March and Rebecca Taylor set to join in May. The organisation employs more women than men and a greater number of women in positions where hourly earning rates are higher.