Day in the Life of
Ray Taylor (L/STD 80-83)
pushed sometime ago for you guys to send in your 'Day in the life
work as an Area Accommodation Manager for a Housing Charity covering
schemes from London to Kettering.
I specialise in accommodating Keyworker's i.e. Doctors, Nurses, Teachers,
Police, and Fire. In fact anyone who is 'key' to the community.
It does get a little complicated at times trying to stick with the
Housing Act and working with the NHS, Education Dept and Police Authorities.
I am currently awaiting the result of a tender to take on 3000 beds
for Students at Mid Middlesex Colleges (really looking forward to
controlling these members of our Community!)
The charity I work for are named (and still controlled by) an Order
of Monks. This has no bearing at all on my own religious views (if
I fell into this type of work after leaving the RN in '86. Because
we had to vacate the M¼'s I opted to go for a job in Westminster
City Council where a house came with the job.
This job evolved from Contract Monitoring to Senior Housing Officer
to specialising in Court appearances and Evictions.
In 2000 I decided I was too old for attending Evictions and all the
associated problems so I downshifted to this current job. This job
still has the occasions to raise the blood pressure but not as much
as being chased by a machete wielding nutter shouting that he new
my mother at sometime !!