RBH is on the lookout for tenants and employees who are passionate about their local community, as nominations are open for the 2016 RBH Representative Body elections. Nine tenant and three employee representative places are available, with the nomination period open from Wednesday 1st June until 5pm on Thursday 30th June.
RBH is the UK’s first tenant and employee co-owned mutual housing society, and the Representative Body is at the heart of the pioneering RBH model which places members at the heart of decision-making. Joining the Representative Body is a great opportunity to make a difference and also to develop new skills and gain experience.
All RBH members are entitled to vote in the election and can put themselves forward to be a candidate. Membership is free and open to all RBH tenants and employees, and it is not too late to join and participate!
The Representative Body has a say in:
- Shaping how services such as repairs and maintenance are delivered
- The overall quality of RBH homes
- Making sure that RBH services deliver value for money
- Shaping RBH neighbourhoods for the future
Edward Carpenter, RBH Governance Manager, said:
“Joining the Representative Body is a great opportunity to make a difference and also to develop new skills and gain experience. The Representative Body ensures that tenants and employees are able to influence the work of RBH. We’d like to see a range of people stand as candidates this year - you don’t have to be an experienced housing professional or someone who has sat on a committee before. What is more important is an interest in your local area and a commitment to the values and principles of RBH.”
For more information on how to get involved with the RBH Representative Body elections, visit the special RBH election website at www.ersvotes.com/rbh2016 or call the RBH election hotline on 0208 889 9203.