ROS announces its intention to relocate to connect better with partners and the public
09 Jun 2021
The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) has today announced its intention to relocate to a city centre location. This decision has been prompted by changes in working patterns caused by the pandemic, with employees now favouring a hybrid working model where they enjoy the best of both worlds between home-based and office-based activity. This means our Camerton building, which could accommodate 85, will be likely to be at only 25% occupancy at any one time.
The decision is also motivated by our intention to reposition the ROS as a key influencer in the health sector, more easily accessible to partners, volunteers and stakeholders.
The ROS has been based in rural Camerton, seven miles outside of Bath, since the mid-1990s. The current office has been the base for the charity since the property was acquired by the ROS’s inspiring founder, Linda Edwards.
Craig Jones, Chief Executive, said:
“We’ll always be grateful to the people of Camerton for providing a home for the ROS for 25 years. Our strategy to work towards a future without osteoporosis puts a special emphasis on public engagement and partnership-working. We know that osteoporosis and fractures are, to some extent, preventable, but that public awareness is low. On the partnership-working side, we need to be more connected than ever to NHS colleagues, Parliamentarians and academics, and a city centre location will help those relationships become stronger.
"When it comes to research and public engagement, we’ve got a big job on our hands, so we’ll prioritise these areas when it comes to investment decisions from the sale of the office.
"We’re very sensitive to the charity’s history and the need to honour those who made the organisation’s development possible – both former employees and the most loyal of our supporters – in our new premises.”