People-First Approach Sees Popular Village Manager Promoted

News posted

14th August 2018

Previously the manager of Avonpark Village, Sylvester Harker has seen his dedication and hard work rewarded with a promotion.

A popular character with residents at the village, Sylvester has been promoted to Estates Manager where he will now oversee several villages in the Retirement Villages’ portfolio.

Group Estates Director, Oscar Russell commented:

“Sylvester has been a fantastic addition to the team since his joining us two years ago, and he has been instrumental in building the Avonpark community into the tight knit and vibrant one that we know today.”

“Our residents are at the heart and soul of our retirement villages, and his focus on holding them at the key of his decision making has seen the village blossom. We are looking forward to his presence having the same positive impact on the other villages he is now responsible for.

Sylvester joined Avonpark as village manager in 2016 and hit the ground running, with his passion for the job and attention to detail clear from the start. He always made time for residents, which is crucial for any village manager, and his welcoming and positive personality working perfectly with the vibrant village atmosphere.

Sylvester attributes his positive impact at Avonpark and promotion to his people-first approach:

“I love working with people”, Sylvester explains, “and this was a driving factor when I took the role with Retirement Villages. You spend a lot of time getting to know the residents and supporting the village communities so that they can thrive. It’s a very rewarding position to be in.

“I’m excited to get to know more of our residents, especially the chairs of the village committees. Building relationships and supporting them means that communities thrive and the villages go from strength to strength. By taking time to learn about the individuals village, the elements they excel in and what can be improved, we can continue to deliver a wonderful retirement lifestyle.”