Retirement community operator, The Whiteley Homes Trust, has appointed Rachel Hill as its new CEO.
Having joined The Whiteley Homes Trust in 2018 as Director of Care and Community, Rachel has led the organisation as acting CEO since October 2019.
“The Whiteley Homes Trust provides an essential service to older people in Surrey and I feel very privileged to become its chief executive,” Rachel said.
“This is certainly a challenging time to take on the leadership of a small charity in social care during a crisis with the magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, I am well supported by a fantastic team of inspirational people whose passion and dedication to our residents is truly heart-warming. My background in nursing, hospice care and other charities enables me to adapt and apply my skills to the dynamics of an organisation focused on caring for a unique community of vulnerable people.”
An experienced healthcare professional, Rachel’s previous roles include Head of Nursing, haematology, haemostasis and thrombosis, cellular pathology, spiritual, palliative and end of life care at Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust and Director of Clinical Services at Woking and Sam Beare Hospices.
The Whiteley Home Trust is a small charity running Whiteley Village in Walton on Thames, a unique retirement community that provides housing, health and well-being support for around 450 older people who are unable to rent or buy their own homes. The village provides 25% of the specialist social housing for older people in the borough of Elmbridge with the age range of residents spanning over 40 years from 65-106.