The Tenants Information Service (TIS), the leading organisation promoting innovation tenant participation throughout Scotland, has announced the appointment of, Stephen Connor, as its new Development Officer.
Stephen, former Project Policy Officer (Housing Regeneration Services) at Glasgow City Council, started in post this month. Based within the TIS South Lanarkshire Development Support Project, he will be responsible to providing knowledge, information, and training to tenants throughout the area to influence positive change.
On being appointed, Stephen said:
“I am excited to be taking on my new role within TIS, who bring together the skills to assist tenants and landlords to work together more effectively throughout Scotland.
“Working within the Support Project, in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council, I am passionate about supporting the tenant, resident, and community groups throughout the area to achieve their overall tenant participation strategies.”
Ilene Campbell, TIS Chief Executive, said:
“The staff team at TIS wishes Stephen well in his new post. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organisation, making him the ideal candidate for the job.
“We look forward to working with Stephen to further enhance effective tenant participation strategies, ensuring that tenants and communities are at the heart of consultation and participation approaches, and have a meaningful role in scrutinising and shaping housing services.”
Stephen is the Development Officer for the South Lanarkshire Tenants Development Support Project. He provides support to existing tenants groups as well as working in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council to provide assistance in achieving the aims of their Tenant Participation Strategy.
Stephen recently joined TIS from Glasgow City Council’s Housing & Regeneration Services following 9 successful years. He has developed a wide range of skills and invaluable experience in delivering innovative, collaborative, affordable and sustainable answers to ‘front-line’ housing problems.
One his more notable achievements has been his academic success in the housing sector where he graduated with his postgraduate diploma in Housing Studies at Glasgow University. Throughout he has developed his growing knowledge in housing across the entire sector and possesses strong report writing and research skills, whilst being thoroughly versed in all legislation relevant to his role.