As part of our Social Media Takeover, we now hear from Suzy Boardman, Communications and Engagement Officer with Orkney Housing Association Ltd.
Initially, Suzy’s role with OHAC focused on tenant participation but she spotted an opportunity to develop the role and her duties expanded to include writing for the newsletter and the annual report, updating the website and organising events. Suzy continues to explore different says to develop the role and help OHAL stay connected with their customers and staff.
Can you describe a typical day in your job?
No such thing as a typical day, as they are all different. The thing I’ve missed the most about the past year is not getting out and about to meet with people in person but we have been doing our best with Zoom and Teams.
How did you end up in this role?
My job really evolved with me, I started doing tenant participation but I spotted an opportunity to grow the role to include duties such as writing for the newsletter, annual report and website, as well as organising events and exchange visits.
I am now exploring other channels to keep connected with our customers and staff.
What is the best thing about your job?
Variety works for me to keep me interested.
What is the worst thing about your job?
Currently not being able to hold in person events.
What skills do you need to undertake your role?
Enthusiasm, its infectious.
What qualifications do you have?
I have a BA (Hons.) but I believe that it’s important to continue learning and have undertaken many courses during my working life.
Would you recommend this job to young people, if so why?
If you have an interest in people and enjoy listening and engaging with individuals, then yes.
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