TIS partners Glasgow City Council to launch Tenant-Led Housing Commission

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.

TIS is expert in housing, community development, and engagement practice. Its team believes that high-quality, affordable housing and strong, sustainable communities are achieved by working together to meet the needs of our diverse and flourishing neighbourhoods.

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.

Your role

The Commission will take evidence, scrutinise and deliberate on a variety of housing-related issues, and will be responsible for:

  • Investigating the nature and extent of privately rented housing across Glasgow City Council area, and how it functions to meet varied housing needs and demands;

 

  • Engaging with key stakeholder groups, anchor organisations, and the local community;

 

  • Agreeing a structure for collecting information and storing data; and

 

 

Ilene Campbell, Chief Executive at TIS explains: “We are thrilled to work with Glasgow City Council and pioneer a unique Tenant Led Housing Commission model, and offer fantastic opportunities for individuals across the city to get involved.

“Communities will gain a platform to shape Glasgow’s Housing Strategy and play an active role in improving private rented housing standards, whilst taking on new challenges and building personal and career development skills. If you are passionate about your community reaching its full potential, please consider applying. We would love to hear from you.”

 

Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, highlights: “The establishment of a Tenant-Led Glasgow Housing Commission offers us the chance to consider the issues facing many people in the private sector, and from this recommend actions to tackle these issues.

“A key condition of the establishment of the commission is that most of the people sitting on it will have experience of being a tenant in the sector in the city, and this lived experience will be a great benefit in reflecting the reality of the situation and making the necessary recommendations.”

How to apply

If this voluntary position interests you and you would like to be considered for selection to the Commission, please download the  information pack, application form, and equal opportunities form. For further information, email info@tis.org.uk or call 0141 248 1242.

The closing date for applications is end of day, Sunday 1st August 2021.

You can also keep up to date with the latest progress of the Board and receive the latest updates by completing the form below.