by Ethos public relations
New mutual housing organisation Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) is asking its tenants and staff members to vote for their peers to sit on the company’s Representative Body – the Body which will influence the direction of RBH.
Chief Executive Gareth Swarbrick said: “Tenants and employees who have become members of the mutual are standing for election on the Representative Body. It will approve RBH’s corporate strategy and policy framework and will work with and support the Board of Directors in developing the business plan.
“We are delighted that so many people were willing to stand for election and volunteer their time to RBH.”
The Representative Body will be made up of tenants, employees, council and external stakeholders and interested candidates had the opportunity to attend information sessions which explained their roles and responsibilities to ensure they understand the requirements of this vital role. As a result, 34 people are standing for election.
“As we had so many people putting themselves up for the role it is now up to our tenants and employee members to show the same commitment by voting in the electoral process,” said Gareth.
“I have every confidence they will show their support as they have done throughout the mutualisation process. To date over 2000 tenants and employees have already become members, considerably exceeding our membership target at this stage.” RBH members will receive their ballot papers shortly and the elected members of the new Representative Body for RBH are expected to be announced on July 10th.
Posted at 28th June 2012
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