Chris Rutson seconded to Cymorth as their Interim Director
United Welsh Head of Support Servcies Chris Rutson has been seconded for part of the week to Cymorth as their Interim Director. Cymorth Cymru is the umbrella body for organisations working with vulnerable people in Wales. Its members assist people to find and keep a home and build the life they aspire to, working with people who are vulnerable, isolated or experiencing housing crisis.
Chris is excited about her new role and its challenges. She took some time to pen for us what she will be doing and what it means to her.
“The new role is Interim Director of Cymorth, leading and managing the organisation while the Board makes a permanent appointment. The key priorities will be ensuring momentum is maintained on the representation and lobbying work of Cymorth, delivering on the Business Plan and supporting the team. Having been a Board member of Cymorth for 7 years and chaired the HR sub group, it has been a relatively straightforward transition for me and I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few weeks.
It is my belief that our society fails to give people equal access to a good life and that the services our sector provides play some part in redressing that. I believe that Cymorth fulfils a crucial role by assisting its members to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people. I am looking forward to working with the Cymorth Board and team to deliver the priorities while the Board decides on future direction, and also bringing some new ideas to strengthen the organisation.