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ForLiving is a forward-thinking place to work. We’re always looking for talented people who are passionate about improving lives. So if you’re looking for a new challenge and want to work somewhere that values positivity, teamwork, and giving great service why not unlock your potential and get in touch today.

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Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard


Hi I’m Paul Gerrard. I have worked within the development/housing sector for over 20 years and progressed from a Development Manager to a Director Role –The Director of ForLiving.

I have worked for the ForViva Group since December 2013 and my main responsibilities include overseeing all Commercial Housing Development, which includes schemes for open market sale, PRS and shared ownership. Along with developing all affordable and social housing schemes onto site. My duties also cover overseeing Shop/Commercial Management and PRS Management All projects and developments give me massive satisfaction and I love making a difference and always believe in going the extra mile. My previous working experiences include working for Trafford MBC in a Building Surveyor role I am a school governor at Stockbridge Village Primary School and a Board Member at Stockport Homes Group. Away from work, I am a season ticket holder at Manchester United and I enjoy travelling the world watching sport.

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Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards


Hi I’m Mark Edwards. I’ve spent the last 10 years working in the property development sector, both private and public sectors.

This includes working for regional Registered Providers and as a Development Consultant for three years. I’ve been at ForLiving for 18 months, my current role is Strategic Lead for ForLiving. This role involves leading on new business development, in terms of identifying new development opportunities, and taking them through an investment viability process, to ultimately deliver new homes. My career highlights have been working on various major capital development and regeneration projects across the North West. I’ve also been proud to work with various local community groups, such as Almshouses, to help those in most housing need. Something that’s important to me is working for a commercial organisation that has an underlying focus on social value. In my spare time, I enjoy trying to play golf (I emphasis trying!). As a frustrated ex-rugby player, I play five aside footy regularly and generally have an interest in anything sporty! I’m extremely proud to be a dad to my daughter, also proud to have played rugby semi-professionally for ten years and at a representative level. A funny fact – apparently I have ‘incredibly small feet’ Something interesting about me – I actually have normal sized feet.

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Rob Smith

Rob Smith


Hi I’m Rob Smith. I studied at University of Derby in HND Criminology & Sociology and BTEC National Diploma in Public Services.

I have worked for ForLiving for approximately 3 years as the Property Services Manager. I am responsible for the lettings and tenancy management team and I am passionate about delivering a friendly and helpful service to our ForLiving tenants. Something that is important to me is working for an organisation that share the same values and beliefs that I feel are important and worth coming to work for every day. In my spare time I like playing rugby and walking my husky. I am extremely proud of getting the chance to realise my dream of living and playing rugby in Australia, and having the opportunity to play alongside some international players along the way. I don’t think they have the same feeling though. A funny fact – My wife always asks me why I never buy her flowers. The 10 years I have been with her, I never knew she worked as a florist…

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Jennifer Patel

Jennifer Patel


Hi I’m Jennifer Patel. I’ve worked within the housing sector for 15 years and for the past 12 years I have been managing our Commercial Assets.

These include retail units, garages, land, acquisitions and disposals, and lots of unusual assets. My team also manage our electronic asset data and systems. I’ve worked on lots of interesting projects including small and large scale acquisitions, regeneration initiatives, and options appraisals. My aim is to maximise the use, benefit and value of assets. I enjoy making a difference and finding innovative solutions to challenges. I am a firm believer that there is always a plan B. Away from work, I enjoy time with my family, I am an avid reader and a fan of cars. I dream of being able to cook one day but I haven’t mastered it yet!

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Nicki Donoghue

Nicki Donoghue


Hi, I’m Nick Donoghue. I joined the ForLiving Sales team in September 2018 and prior to this I worked for the ForHousing Development team since September 2015.

I’m passionate about all things shared ownership and helping first time buyers get on the property ladder. I’ve worked on over 60 shared ownership sales since joining the business and love assisting people to staircase to 100% ownership. Outside of work, I love spending time with my fiancé and handsome springer, Tucker! Going to the gym and socialising with friends and family. Fun fact: I used to fight internationally for Team England! I am a World and European gold medallist at Shotokan Karate which I practiced for 14 years.

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Hayley Creevy

Hayley Creevy


Hi I’m Hayley Creevy. I worked for Salford City Council for 16 years before moving to ForHousing in 2016.

I assist in the management of Commercial Assets, these include retail units, land, garages, and acquisitions and disposals. I also manage our Geographic Information system, which hosts all our ownership/asset data. I enjoy going out, spending time with my family and friends at weekends.

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Stacey D’Addona

Stacey D’Addona


Hi I’m Stacey. I joined the ForLiving team as a Development Officer in October 2021, prior to this I have worked in various roles within ForHousing, including tenancy sustainment and Development Delivery.

I studied BA Interior Architecture in Liverpool and have completed CIH and APM qualifications which have helped me progress within my role in development. I am passionate about our social purpose and I get great satisfaction from seeing projects progress from inception to completion. It’s really important to me that I work for an organisation that’s aligned to my values, as well as invests in and develops their staff; ForLiving ticks all the boxes! In my spare time I am an avid PC gamer. I also crochet Octopals for premature babies and donate them to charity.

Spending quality time with my husband and two young daughters are at the top of my priority list; exploring the outdoors, going to various activities, and desperately trying to teach all three of them how to organise their shoes!

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Gemma Francis

Gemma Francis


Hi I’m Gemma, originally from Nottingham before deciding on a change of cities and moving to Manchester in February 2020.

I’ve worked with ForLiving since November 2021 and started off with the company as Concierge at the Dock 5 development in Salford, providing a 5* front of house service to residents and help to build a community where people love to live.

I am now the Property Portfolio Manager of Dock 5 and the Hulton Square PRS properties in Ordsall, overseeing everything from start to finish of the tenancy process and everything in between. I am the eyes and ears of new and existing tenants and ensure any issues are being dealt with promptly and the property itself is cared for professionally.

Throughout my previous career history I have been lucky enough to work and travel to Spain, Greece and Australia working in property, hospitality and customer service. I’m a social butterfly, so in my spare time you’ll probably find me having brunch with a cocktail or two!

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Mario Carta

Mario Carta


Hi, i’m Mario. I have spent many years working in customer facing roles, this ranges from aviation, hospitality and within the local community.

I have recently started working for ForLiving in November 2021 based at Dock 5 as Concierge, my job role has just changed to Property Portfolio Manager. My job entails dealing with resident queries, tenancies, rent account management and repairs.
In my spare time I like to travel, socialise with friends and spend time with my family.

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