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Resident engagement recruitment
 

We’re transforming services – can you help?

As you may know, we recently merged with Spectrum Housing Group. We’re now looking for people who want to join our new resident engagement groups. These will help us strengthen our communities, modernise our services and recommend ways we can keep reshaping in the future.

Do you think you could make a difference?

Register your interest

Got any questions? Please email residentinvolvement@sovereign.org.uk or call 01635 572189.


Support our success

We’re looking for eleven residents who can work with our Board and help to influence our strategy, policies and service standards, as well as monitoring the quality and performance of our services.

Please take a look at the full details on what the role involves and the terms of reference.

When the group will meet

The Resident and Board Partnership group will meet around six times a year, probably in Newbury.  Although this is a voluntary position, residents will receive training and support (including IT equipment if it’s needed) and out-of-pocket expenses.

Is this something you'd like to do?

  • You don’t need any formal qualifications to get involved – we’re just looking for someone who:

  • takes an interest in the needs of all of our residents, who come from many different backgrounds, so that their voices are heard in discussions
  • can give the Board an insight into the impact of its decisions on residents
  • can look at and understand the cause of problems, see different ways they can be dealt with and what the long term-effects might be
  • wants to work with our employees and other residents to make sure our services are effective
  • can help with developing recommendations, and share responsibility for them
  • can talk with others, promote us and bring back examples of how a service is being done well elsewhere
  • is passionate and committed to our social purpose, inspiring and motivating others.

If you think you have something to bring to our Resident and Board Partnership team, all you need to do at the moment is register your interest by 10 February 2016. You’ll then get a call from our Resident Involvement team to chat through the role with you and answer any questions.

Register your interest 

Shape our services

This group of eight residents will plan an 18-month rolling programme to scrutinise our services, agreeing what’s involved and who’ll do it. Then you’ll look at what the results show.

In the past, residents have looked at services including grounds maintenance and disabled adaptations, influencing how they’re delivered today.

Please take a look at the full details on what the role involves and the terms of reference.


When the group will meet

The Scrutiny Coordination Group will meet for a few hours about six times a year. The meetings will be at times and places which are the most convenient. Although this is a voluntary position, residents will get training and support (including IT equipment if it’s needed) and out-of-pocket expenses.

Is this something you’d like to do?

You don’t need any formal qualifications to get involved – we’re just looking for someone who:

  • takes an interest in our residents’ priorities so views are heard as the scrutiny programme is developed

  • enjoys working positively and productively with others and can contribute ideas and views to help shape our services

  • can use independent judgement to define why each scrutiny is needed and what it will cover

  • can monitor the quality and progress ofscrutiny reviews

  • can talk with others, promote us and bring back examples of how a service is being done well elsewhere

  • is passionate and committed to our social purpose and can inspire and motivate others.

If you think you’d like to become part our Scrutiny group, all you need to do at the moment is register your interest by 10 February 2016. One our Resident Involvement team will then ring to chat you through the role and answer any questions.

Register your interest


Step up for your community

We’re also looking for people to help us create strong and resilient communities. Could you be a local voice, communicating with, and representing, residents in your area?

The Sovereign Communities will provide a structured place for local conversations and feedback. Residents will help us check how services are being delivered locally, get involved with larger community and estate projects in their area, help develop local skills or provide local scrutiny to support the business-wide Scrutiny Coordination Group.

If you’d like more information, please register your interest by 10 February 2016. You’ll then get a call from one our Resident Involvement team who’ll chat this through with you and answer any questions.

Register your interest

 

What happens next?

Once you’ve registered your interest, one our Resident Involvement team will ring you back to chat in a bit more detail about the role(s) and answer any questions.

If you’re still interested, you can also come along to one of our informal drop-in sessions to meet some of the Directors and other members of our team. These will be held on:

  • Monday 30 January in Christchurch
    10am – 1pm
    Spectrum House
    Grange Road
    Christchurch
    BH23 4GE
  • Tuesday 31 January in Newbury

    1.30pm – 4.30pm

    Woodlands

    90 Bartholomew Street,

    Newbury

    RG14 5EE

After that, we’ll ask a few people back to have a more in-depth conversation. We hope to be able to complete the recruitment before Easter.