Anna James

Growth and Investment

Anna James, Development Delivery Manager

Everybody deserves a decent, secure place to call home. The happiness and sense of pride you see when someone is given the keys to a new home is so satisfying to see - it’s one of the reasons I come to work every day, it can really turn someone’s life around.

It’s always been important to me to have a job where I’m putting something back into my community, which is why I love working for a housing association. Having grown up in a housing association owned property myself I’ve always known what it means to have a decent place to call home in an area that you care about. Working for an organisation where I’m helping to make that happen and giving people opportunities to build a solid foundation for the future is important to me

As the Development Delivery Manager the diversity of work I’m involved in covers everything from finding a piece of land to build on, working closely with architects on designs, managing our programme and seeing new homes being built, to bringing old properties back to life. No two days are ever the same but knowing that I am helping our tenants and customers find a good home whether it be affordable rent or shared ownership is what really drives me.

I’m helping Plus Dane to achieve its corporate priority of ‘growth and investment’ by ensuring that we are delivering a diverse range of homes to meet people’s needs and that we are continuing to invest in the right areas for the business.

I know I’ve had a great day when I hear really positive feedback from a customer about a property they have just moved into, or getting a scheme off the ground that has faced some setbacks. There’s no better feeling than to know I’m making a difference.

The new house is just brilliant and it has taken a huge weight off my shoulders. We’ve been so lucky – I never in my life expected we’d get a new build, and I never want to move again. I open the curtains now and see fields and cows, my little boy can go out and play and have fun in safety. We have a lovely warm home and can have a nice, happy family life.

Paul Stoneham
Plus Dane Tenant
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