Do you have great ideas on how Tai Calon can improve? Are you a Tai Calon Tenant? Are you excited about building new affordable homes for local people in Blaenau Gwent? Do you want to see the existing homes become more energy efficient? Would you like to learn new skills and gain new experiences that could advance your career?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then please consider joining the Tai Calon Board as a Tenant Board Member.

As a customer-centric organisation, with customer satisfaction as our key objective, it is crucial that the Board directly hears the tenant’s voice.

All we ask is that you have the following:

  • A keen interest in what Tai Calon is seeking to achieve
  • Availability of approximately 7 hours per month for meetings, training, and representing Tai Calon; and
  • A clear rent account.

In return we will provide comprehensive training and support to help you grow as a Board Member, and an annual salary of £5,000, plus expenses.

To Apply: Please complete the application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be completed by following this link:

The job description, person specification and the equal opportunities monitoring form are below.

Board Member Person Specification

Board Member Role Description

In deciding to apply, we ask that you note the following:

  • If you are in receipt of benefits they may be affected by the Tai Calon salary that you receive. Therefore, please check with the Department of Work and Pensions so that you fully understand the implications before you apply.
  • If successful, you will also become a shareholding member. However, you do not need to be a shareholding member to apply.
  • Attendance at our ‘Becoming A Board Member’ training session is highly recommended so you fully understand the role and commitment required. David Lloyd of TPAS will run this workshop on Friday, 28th June, from 12 – 2pm at Tai Calon Offices in Blaina. The session will also include an introduction from Chief Executive Howard Toplis.

The application process is:

  • Applications are to be received by Tai Calon no later than Friday 21st, June 24.
  • Attendance at ‘Becoming a Board Member’ workshop on 28th June.
  • A tenant vote in July to decide the successful candidates.
  • Please note that applications can only be accepted from tenants with a clear rent account.

To learn more about the responsibilities and rewards of being a Board Member, we encourage you to download and read our recruitment pack from our website:

If you would like to express your interest or have any questions, please contact Joanne Paton, Governance Manager. Phone: 0300 3031717 Email: or Vicki Thomas, Head of Corporate Services. Phone: 0300 3031717 Email:

We hope you will join us on this exciting journey to shape the future of Tai Calon. Your voice matters: together, we can make a real difference in our community. Apply today!

Tenant Board Application Form

Recruitment Pack