Tenant-Led Housing Commission (Private Rented Sector)

Do you have lived experience as a tenant who rents privately? Do you want to make a positive impact and help shape the future of housing in Glasgow? TIS, in partnership with Glasgow City Council, wants to hear from you.

Committed to improving housing in Scotland for the better, TIS is delighted to partner with Glasgow City Council and trail-blaze a first-of-its-kind Tenant-Led Housing Commission for the Private Rented Sector in Glasgow.

Following the successful launch of the TIS Engage Influence Change (EIC) Project; which aims to empower communities to become involved in the social, economic and cultural life of the city; TIS is coordinating the set-up of this new Commission and will provide ongoing support.

The Commission is now open to applications. We invite inspiring residents from across the city, who have lived experience as a private rented sector tenant, to apply for a voluntary position on the Commission’s Board and be instrumental in shaping Glasgow’s housing future.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 2nd July 2021.

Your role and responsibilities

The Tenant-Led Housing Commission will take evidence, scrutinise, and deliberate on a variety of housing-related issues, and will:

Investigate the nature and extent of private rented sector housing across the Glasgow City Council area and how it functions to meet different housing needs and demand;

Agree on an inclusive methodology for collating essential data and information regarding private rented housing.

Engage with key stakeholder groups, organisations, community groups and the public, through a comprehensive ‘Evidence Gathering’ approach;

Establish a robust and credible evidence monitoring and evaluation framework for private rented sector housing across Glasgow which addresses issues of supply of housing options, rents, and affordability; and

Produce a report and recommendations for reforms, including developments and improvement that address issues of housing supply options, rents, and affordability, which will inform Glasgow’s Housing Strategy.

If this voluntary position interests you and you would like to be considered for selection to the Commission,  download an information pack; application form; and equal opportunities form and submit to:

Stephen Connor by email at SConnor@tis.org.uk or info@tis.org.uk

Alternatively, you can post your application to: TIS, Clockwise, 77 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3BZ. Should you require a hardcopy of the application form, please contact us by telephone at 0141 248 1242 to arrange postage.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 2nd July 2021.

 

Being part of Glasgow’s Tenant-Led Housing Commission will provide the opportunity to:

 

  • Share your experiences and provide your insight into housing issues for Glasgow;
  • Work with other people with lived experience as tenants to consider evidence and make recommendations for key reforms that would improve the private rented sector;
  • Develop your skills through participation on a formal Commission, with expert support and learning provided by TIS; and
  • Experience new challenges and gain experience that can assist with personal and professional development.

Stay in the know

You can also stay up to date with the latest progress of the Tenant-Led Housing Commission, and receive the latest updates by submitting your information in the form below.