Independent Chair – Tenant Scrutiny Panel
Part Time – approximately 1 day per month
Fixed Term Contract – 3 years with option to extend
We’re looking for a dynamic Independent Chair for our Tenant Scrutiny Panel. Tenure is 3 years with the option to extend.
We’re looking for a tenant, leaseholder, shared owner, or someone completely independent of Torus, with a strong commitment to constructive scrutiny.
This role is internally known as Tenant Scrutiny Panel Independent Chair.
If you’re passionate about people, want to make a difference, and can:
Unleash the power of tenant and leaseholder scrutiny to prioritise, tailor and improve our services
Act as a catalyst for change
Promote good practice
Support tenants, leaseholders, and shared owners in making evidence-based decisions
this post may be for you.
To be successful in this role you will have:
Evidence of strong leadership, providing a good environment for the constructive challenge of decision-makers.
A track record of developing and delivering a schedule of work with tenants, leaseholders and shared owners, which holds us to account for decisions, standards and service delivery
An understanding of scrutiny, to ensure a fair and balanced environment both inside and outside Panel meetings.
Knowledge of the importance of effective scrutiny to maintaining regulatory compliance.
Experience of fostering discussion and encouraging all concerned stakeholders to be involved in the process, ensuring that all opinions are expressed in a constructive manner that contributes to the intended outcomes of the process.
Demonstrable ability to maintain focus on Panel objectives by staying on track.
A commitment to ensuring the Tenant Voice is heard throughout the organisation.
The Scrutiny Panel meets quarterly, and you will be expected to participate in training and ad hoc activity such as attending the annual Chartered Institute of Housing Conference. We anticipate this will mean a time commitment of approximately 1 day per month.
In return we’ll:
Provide a laptop and support to use it
Cover all reasonable expenses
Develop a training package with you that meets your needs
Torus is an equal opportunities organisation. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. The Torus “A place where everyone belongs” approach sums up our belief that everyone has the right to be who they are, and to be that person at work, in line with Torus’ Values. We appreciate the strength we gain from having and supporting our diverse teams. Diversity contributes to our inclusive culture and allows us to be truly representative of the communities we work in.
If you have any questions or need more information, our Tenant Voice Team Leader will be happy to help: email@example.com
Torus is the North West’s largest affordable housing provider and one of its biggest and fastest growing developers and commercial contractors. We provide homes for more than 40,000 tenants, leaseholders and shared owners and employ nearly 2,000 people. We’re all about creating sustainable, stable and thriving communities – and making positive changes happen.
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