The council established the Housing Management Advisory Board to promote tenant and leaseholder engagement in decisions relating to the council’s housing stock.

The board comprises the following members:

  • six tenants/leaseholders
  • three borough councillors
  • one person who is independent of the council

Positions available

There is a role for a council tenant/leaseholder on the board available from July 2024. Information and how to apply can be found below.

The role of the tenant/leaseholder board member

As a tenant/leaseholder, you will have a particular interest in the landlord service’s ability to deliver improvements. All HMAB members will develop a close working relationship and will work together without factions. The HMAB is a team and will normally decide issues on a consensus basis. The first responsibility of the HMAB is to the well being of landlord services rather than the representation of outside bodies.

Tenant/leaseholder board members are present on the HMAB to represent tenants as a whole and are required to put the wider interests of all tenants first.

While undertaking their role tenants/leaseholders should not use this as an opportunity to raise personal issues.

On a more personal level, you will be expected to contribute from your particular skills and experience to help the HMAB come to the best decisions. This will involve a substantial time commitment to attend meetings and training sessions.

Working well with others is a key skill that can make the role fulfilling and productive. 

Person specification for tenant/leaseholder board member of HMAB

You must be a secure or introductory tenant or leaseholder of Charnwood BC to be a member of the HMAB.

Tenants/leaseholders who are members of the Charnwood Residents Housing Forum (CHRF) are eligible to be members of the HMAB; however, you need to be aware that this would be a substantial time commitment and there may sometimes be conflicts of interest.

Leaseholders wishing to apply must be resident in flats owned by Charnwood Borough Council and previously sold under the right to buy.

In order to be successful in this role, it is important that you are able to demonstrate or evidence the following:

Personal attributes

  • A willingness to listen and talk about things;
  • Maintain confidentiality;
  • Be free to attend regular meetings;
  • A willingness to work as a team showing support to others;
  • Understand and support the role and responsibility of the HMAB;
  • To sign up to and abide by the code of conduct.

Ability and skills

  • The ability to absorb key information and to positively question and challenge;
  • A willingness to read and absorb information outside of and prior to meetings;
  • Be able to weigh up issues and make balanced, reasonable and proportionate judgements;
  • The ability to participate and contribute positively in meetings with good communication skills;
  • The ability to interpret performance data and review performance and suggest improvements;
  • A commitment to participate in training and development;
  • Able to focus on the “bigger picture” rather than to promote or address issues relating to their own tenancy;
  • Able to work positively, in partnership with the Council to deliver quality services;
  • Good listening skills – thinking about what others say and considering their views rather than imposing their own.

Experience and qualifications

  • To be able to demonstrate an understanding of housing and community issues;
  • A proven history of involvement is desirable but not essential.


Tenants or leaseholders will be disqualified from being a member of the HMAB if you:

  • are an employee of Charnwood BC;
  • are an elected member of Charnwood BC;
  • are subject to county court judgments in favour of Charnwood BC;
  • have been issued a formal letter or notice seeking possession for breaking one or more conditions of your tenancy;
  • are in rent arrears or have former rent arrears;
  • have been convicted of a criminal offence that may damage the reputation of Charnwood BC.


All information acquired during your participation on the HMAB should be treated as confidential unless stated otherwise, including after your membership has ceased.


Your membership will be an initial term of three years, unless otherwise terminated earlier by and at the discretion of either party upon one month’s written notice.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form below:

Apply for the role

The deadline for applications is Sunday May 19, 2024.

Further information

Please read the documents below for further information about the HMAB:

Last updated: Mon 15th April, 2024 @ 09:54