The independent Chair of the London Housing Panel is responsible for providing leadership for the panel and setting the agenda of panel meetings, in consultation with panel members and with support from the secretariat. They also represent the views of the panel at the Mayor’s Homes for Londoners Board and in other forums and build relationships with key stakeholders including the Mayor and the Greater London Authority (GLA).
The Chair will benefit from a good understanding of housing policy issues in London and the role of the voluntary and community sector in tackling the housing crisis. Support is provided for the role, in line with the post-holder’s needs.
The panel helps to ensure that the views of a diverse range of Londoners are considered in the Mayor’s housing policy for London. We recognise that those with professional experience of housing issues at senior levels or of sitting on boards do not necessarily reflect the diversity of our city. As such we welcome applications from all backgrounds and especially those who have been under-represented.
About the Panel
The London Housing Panel (the ‘Panel’) was set up in 2019 ‘to enable London’s voluntary & community sector and the communities it serves to influence the capital’s housing policies and practices’. Trust for London and the Mayor have jointly funded and supported the Panel since its founding and have recently committed to continuing to fund and support the Panel through to March 2024.
The London Housing Panel provides the voluntary and community sector (VCS) with a structured way of engaging with the GLA, and ensures the GLA has a clear mechanism for its engagement with the sector in relation to housing policy. It has at present 13 members from a cross-section of voluntary and community organisations.
This is a part-time consultancy role; the estimated time commitment is around one day per month.
Remuneration is £500 (GBP) per month.