A day in the life of our CEO – Moira Bayne

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In the final part in this series, we asked our CEO Moira Bayne, what ‘A day in the life’ was like at Housing Options Scotland for her. Here’s what she had to say:

What does a the CEO for HOS do?

Think . Plan. Worry. Persuade . Delegate. Listen. Share. Learn. Decide. Prevaricate. Laugh. Cry. Sometimes all at once .

What is your commute like in the morning?

I don’t have a commute thank goodness. I can work from anywhere and everywhere.

What is the first thing you do when you get to your desk? Tell us about your workspace, is it tidy or messy?

My workspace is tidy unlike my brain.

What does agile working mean to you?

It means never having to commute to an office only to leave said office to go to a meeting.

How do you communicate with your colleagues?

By email. WhatsApp, Face to Face, telephone and sometimes telepathy.

 

What do you listen to at your desk? Or do you like silence and why?

I like total silence. I do talk to myself though.

What does a normal day look like for you?

I will let you know once I have one

What is your favourite thing to do for lunch when you are working?

I like to meet up with our associates and board members .

What do you find most interesting about your job?

The variety and the highs and lows. It can be a very fast moving environment so usually a low is swiftly followed by a high.

Tell us one thing that most people wouldn’t know about you?

I have no secrets. My love for the Archers, Strictly and cake are well known. I can however sing “How Much is that Doggy in the Window?” backwards. Does that count?

Tell us something about your job that most people wouldn’t know?

I think it is well known that I have the best job in Scotland.

What is the best thing about working for Housing Options Scotland?

Easy. The people. To go with the best job in Scotland the HOS team are the best. Knowledgeable, empathetic, tenacious, funny, energetic. Can’t think of any more superlatives right now.