Scottish Housing Regulator is recruiting tenant advisors

Date Posted: 25th of February 2016

The Scottish Housing Regulator is looking for new tenant advisors. This is an exciting opportunity for tenants of social landlords to get involved directly in the regulator's work and bring a tenant perspective to its scrutiny of landlords' services.

This new initiative builds on the work of the regulator's existing tenant assessors, who have worked successfully with the regulator over the last 10 years.

The regulator said it believes that involving tenants in its work will help ensure that it stays focussed on the issues that are most important to them.

Tenants are a diverse group with different needs and priorities, and the regulator is looking to appoint a pool of up to 12 tenant advisors which reflect this. Tenant advisors will be volunteers who help to gather and report tenants' views on the information landlords publish for tenants, how services are delivered and tenants are consulted.

Christine Macleod, Director of Regulation (Governance and Performance), said:
"Protecting tenants' interests is at the heart of our work, and we know that tenants welcome talking to other tenants about the issues that affect them. Involving tenant advisors in our work helps us to ensure that we focus on the things that matter most to tenants."

The Tenant Information Service (TIS) is managing the recruitment on the regulator's behalf. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 16 March. Applicants should contact TIS for further details and an application form. or 0141 248 1242. More details can be found on the TIS website.

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