The Government is calling on tenants of social landlords to apply for two of the four new positions on the board of the Tenant Services Authority (previously the Office for Social Tenants and Landlords) which starts operating at the end of this year.
Earlier this week Housing Minister Caroline Flint said she wanted “tenants to join the board of the new regulator to share their experience of social housing, to help reward the many excellent registered social landlords and to take suitable action against those who are not providing an acceptable level of service.”
Last month the Government announced that former Greater London Authority Chief Executive Anthony Mayer had been appointed as chair of the new body.
Mayer said he wanted “to encourage people to join me in tackling this challenge by applying for board member positions.”
Board members will be able to have a direct say on the regulation of social landlords, setting clear standards so that tenants and landlords both know what to level of service to expect. They will need a wide range of skills and experience and will be selected from a range of backgrounds across the private and public sector to ensure that tenants’ perspectives are represented.