Stuart has over 30 years HR experience working at a senior level and became Director of People and OD for the Together Housing Group following its formation in 2011. The group was formed following the coming together of 5 heritage housing organisations and now is one of the largest Housing Associations in the country with a stock of over 38,000 homes across the North of England.
He has extensive experience of delivering change projects and has recently led the people change agenda in the Together Group. This has meant delivering efficiencies via significant restructuring projects from the top to the bottom of the organisation, delivering Job Evaluation within tight timescales and to budget, managing work expectations, harmonising HR and payroll systems, managing pension provision whilst facilitating new ways of working.
He has continued to evolve the HR structure to support the corporate aims of the organisation with particular emphasis on the performance Agenda. This has meant establishing clear responsibilities and accountabilities for staff at all levels and reinforcing these through effective HR support. This has helped to drive efficiencies/savings throughout the group whilst delivering positive cultural change, which has been validated in staff survey results.