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New social media competition judges announced

We are very happy to announce that Rachael Orr and Jenny Osbourne have been confirmed as judges for our nationwide Communities that Work social media competition.

The competition looks for stories of how social housing tenants have been helped into work, or progressed in work, with support from the social housing sector.

Winning stories will feature within 24housing and receive up to £500 from GUAC towards any skills and employment course, selected by residents featured in the winning competition entries.

For more information about our social media competition, please visit our website, which includes details about how you can get involved.

Rachael Orr has been the Director of PlaceShapers, the network of 120 community-based housing associations since July 2018. She is also a Trustee at the British Refugee Council.

Prior to PlaceShapers, Rachael was Head of Oxfam’s UK Poverty Programme, leading all policy, campaigns and programme work on domestic poverty.

She previously worked for Shelter as a Campaigns Manager and Press Officer, and was the Chair of Angel Shed Theatre Company, an inclusive theatre charity.

Jenny Osbourne is Chief Executive at Tpas – the tenant engagement experts, and has been with the organisation since 2002. Her previous role was Head of Corporate Services with specific responsibility for membership and governance matters.

She is an English Graduate from Leeds University. Prior to working for Tpas, Jenny worked for the Post Office, on their management programme in the branch network. Previously, Jenny was with Scottish and Newcastle, and worked on data management in their Leeds office.

Jenny is committed to the tenant empowerment agenda and is a strong advocate for effective partnership working between tenants, providers, contractors and government.

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