Working for tenants and residents

We are recruiting new Trustees

NOTE: We have extended the deadline for the receipt of applications to 15 April 2021

TAROE Trust is a charity formed in 2013 out of the former national Tenant representative organisation, Tenants and Resident Organisations of England (TAROE) whose history can be traced back to 1976. Its key aims are to promote the interests of tenants and residents living in the social housing sector. 

Following the securing of grant funding in Autumn 2020, we have ambitious plans for the future. Following the Government’s publication of its Charter for Social Housing Residents, it is an exciting time for tenants and residents living in the sector and there are opportunities for our work to make a significant impact. 

The Board of Directors are also the Trustees of the charity, and to help us meet our ambitions we are looking to recruit additional Trustees who share our commitment for working for tenants and residents. 

We are particularly keen to recruit tenants and residents living within the regulated rented housing sector, and candidates that possess the following skills or knowledge: 

  • experience of tenant activism and engagement
  • strategic leadership and track record of delivering change
  • experience of charity fundraising and campaigning, particularly the use of social media and new technologies
  • knowledge of housing management policy and practice. 

We now operate a virtual office, and all Board meetings are hosted virtually. Trustees would need to commit to attending four meetings per annum in addition to strategic planning events, AGM and on-going support for the Chief Executive. 

TAROE Trust’s key priorities are set out in its Manifesto for Change. We are committed to reviewing this over the coming months following direct engagement with tenants and residents. More information about the charity can be found on our website: and in our recent publication – TAROE Trust: Explained [add link].

To discuss further information about the roles, please contact Darren Hartley, Chief Executive, by emailing your details to:

We are inviting applications by CV (maximum 2 pages) and covering letter (maximum 2 pages). All applications should explain your suitability for the role, the skills and experience you would bring, and your reasons for wanting to join our Board. Applications should be submitted to:

Deadline for applications:                   15 April 2021

Anticipated dates for interviews:          27–28 April 2021

Further information for candidates: