Heather Grant

BA (Hons) - Associate Director

Heather has over twenty-five years’ experience in delivering quality housing services including housing management and planned maintenance, community development, housing allocations, homelessness and new housing provision.

She is experienced in managing change and its effect on others and has worked in a variety of roles and at a senior level, with both the Local Authority and RSL sectors.

At Adams Integra Heather has been involved with the development of an Older Persons Housing Strategy (including consultation with stakeholders and members of the general public) and produced a report on Private Sector Housing Provision for Chichester District Council.

Currently, Heather has been job sharing with the Head of Housing (Portsmouth) for First Wessex Housing Group and project managing the West Sussex Housing Market Assessment appointed by West Sussex District and Borough Councils.

Heather acted as lead officer for Chichester District Council during the pre and immediate post ballot periods of housing stock transfer, culminating in obtaining one of the best mandates for transfer from a shire district. She also led and supported Housing Management, Development and Planned Maintenance staff through stock transfer and in the early years of the new Registered Social Landlord (Martlett Homes) and produced the first Asset Management Strategy for Martlett Homes.

Heather created Chichester District Council’s Housing Enabling Role and was instrumental in the development of over 1000 new RSL homes throughout the district including 14 rural schemes providing 259 dwellings and a 62 bed space Foyer Project in Chichester and also acted as Lead Officer for Chichester District Council’s preparations for Housing Management Compulsory Competitive Tendering [CCT] including writing the specification, letting and monitoring the contract.

Heather oversaw the development and operation of Chichester Community Careline, substantially increasing the organisation’s customer base and moving the service into surplus and acted as Lead Officer for the development of two purpose-built hostels for homeless families in Chichester.