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Recruiting new scrutiny team members

Do you want to make your voice heard?

Hello, my name is Laura Henderson and I am the current chair of the scrutiny team, having joined in 2020.

The scrutiny team are the independent tenant voice for Selwood Housing. We review services that are important to tenants and make recommendations based on what we find.

Working together with the Selwood Housing teams who deliver services, we develop agreed actions plans and monitor their implementation.

We are currently looking for new members of all ages who are enthusiastic, have a positive outlook and are great team players.

If you are interested in applying, it goes without saying that you'll be committed to improving services for others and most importantly you’ll bring a tenant perspective to the reviews.

It's a voluntary role and you'll be supported with training and the camaraderie of a great team. You'll receive £30 per month in shopping vouchers, £10 towards internet costs and reasonable expenses so that you are not out of pocket.

What sort of commitment is it?

We meet monthly and more often during a review. Meetings will be a mixture of virtual and in person, when this is possible.

We carry out many tasks such as interviewing staff and tenants, report writing, conducting surveys and research online. You will need to have internet access to be able to join the team.

This is an interesting and exciting voluntary role that makes a real difference to the tenants of Selwood Housing.

We'd love to hear from you.

How do I get involved?

Have a look at the person specification in the box on the right. If you think the role is right for you, please book your onto an online taster session to find out more, by Friday 27 May. The sessions will be held on:

Tuesday 31 May from 6pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday 8 June from 1pm to 2.30pm

You can watch an extract from a former online taster session here.

To book your place at a taster session, or for an informal chat about the role, please contact the involvement and communities team on 01225 715715 or email makeadifference@selwoodhousing.com

Laura Henderson scruitiny team member selwood housing
Laura Henderson - chair of the scrutiny team

Find out more

Find out more about the work of the scrutiny team and who the current members are below.

Is this role for me?

Please review the person specification below before booking onto a taster session to make sure that the role is right for you.

The benefits of volunteering

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