North Lincolnshire employee shortlisted for national award

Julie Wass, Contact Management Systems Analyst at ongo.
Julie Wass, Contact Management Systems Analyst at ongo.

The first person from North Lincolnshire to be short listed for a prestigious national award will find out next week if she has been successful.

Julie Wass, Contact Management Systems Analyst at ongo, is among three people in the UK to have been put forward for Rising Stars.

Rising Stars is an initiative developed by housing professionals Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Inside Housing.

Now in its fifth year, Rising Stars presents a platform to highlight the talent and commitment of people working in housing.

Julie and the two other finalists have been taking part in a range of interesting tasks, which they are due to complete tomorrow.

It’s during this time that members of the Chartered Institute of Housing have been able to vote online for their favourite finalist, with the winner being announced at the Housing Heroes dinner and award ceremony in Manchester on June 22.

Julie was thrilled to be shortlisted for the award, adding: “The entry asked us to discuss the housing professional of the future, and because the nature of housing means that we can’t always predict the future.

“I focussed on the attributes the person would need to have.

“They need to have a thirst for continuous learning, and to be able to put this into action, to lead and improve services and to have the ability to put the customer at the heart of all that they do.”

As part of her campaign, she said: “I believe that a decent house provides the stability to build a home and life within it.”

If Julie manages to secure enough votes, she’ll be crowned the Rising Star of 2015 and will be able to take part in a range of exciting opportunities, including a VIP invitation to the CIH Presidential Dinner and even a day shadowing the CIH CEO.