A RIVER Clyde Homes employee is one of ten people in the UK to be nominated for a national award.

Customer liaison officer Moira Nisbet is the only Scottish-based candidate in the running for the Rising Start award.

The award, presented by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing, recognises the talent and commitment of housing professionals across the industry.

Moira has been working with the housing association for the last 16 months.

She joined the team as a housing assistant and was successful in securing a further temporary position six months later, working in the Port Glasgow area.

Moira said: “It’s a great honour to be nominated for the award but it’s about more than getting a pat on the back.

“So many people have supported me along the way, offering me work experience, giving me advice on my studies, sharing their skills and knowledge – it feels great to be able to show them that the time and faith they invested in me has paid off.”

Moira says one of the best things about her job is knowing that she can make a difference.

She continued: “I really enjoy my role.

“I find regeneration projects in particular appeal to me – I like the fact I get to see the need and the potential at the start of a project and follow that all the way through to the end.

“It’s a great feeling to watch people make their homes in new builds or refurbished blocks and think ‘I was part of that’.”

Not only does Moira work full time for River Clyde Homes, she also helps out on her family’s farm and continues to study for her Masters in housing with Stirling University.

She said: “I’m just keen to learn as much as possible so I can do the best I can and River Clyde Homes has been incredibly supportive.

“I’m so lucky to have the support of a great team of managers and colleagues who are always on hand to offer advice, guidance and mentoring – it has been invaluable.”

Maureen Gimby, head of corporate services at River Clyde Homes, says Moira’s nomination recognises her hard work and the support RCH has given her.

She added: “It is paramount that we invest not only in our permanent staff, but that our temporary staff are also offered opportunities to develop and succeed.

“In her short time with us, Moira has shown that she understands the needs of our customers and is motivated to deliver a great service.”

Members of the public can vote for Moira up until May 18.
For more details visit https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/insight/55923