Customer Voice Panel

The Customer Voice Panel (CVP) encourages an open and honest exchange of views and discussions to help us continue to improve our services and overall performance.

The Customer Voice Panel sits within our Group Governance structure and is Chaired by our Board member, Lou Zanato.

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Emma Gilpin, Tpas’ National Consultancy Manager and Platform Board member and Customer Voice Panel Chair, Lou Zonato are pictured with Platform’s Chief Operations Officer, Marion Duffy.

Customer Voice Conference

In September, we held a Customer Voice Conference, attended by members of our Customer Voice and Scrutiny Panel, along with our colleagues and guest speakers.

The day highlighted how instrumental customer involvement and feedback is to bring about change and service improvements and included presentations from Kate Dodsworth, Regulator of Social Housing and Emma Gilpin from Tpas, who reinforced the vital strategic role that involved customers play to make sure that housing association homes are safe, secure and well maintained.

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What is involved in being a Customer Voice Panel member?

Your Role

As a CVP member you will:

  • Represent the voice of all customers at a strategic level and be pivotal in ensuring that our Customer Voice is effectively heard by our Board, so services reflect customer views and experiences as much as possible.
  • Work closely with our Board and Executive team. 
  • Take an active role in monitoring and scrutinising delivery of customer services and associated key performance indicators. 
  • Review customer satisfaction levels and monitor the implementation of relevant customer strategies and policies. 

Also be a member of one of our two service panels: Customer Service Panel or Asset and Sustainability Panel.  Although each panel focuses on related service areas, their purpose is the same and require the same abilities, skills and commitment from its members.

Your Role

  • Attend regular online panel meetings
  • Question and challenge us on how we deliver services
  • Represent the voice of all customers and have your say on key policies, action plans, and processes
  • Work with us to make improvements to our services

What we offer

  • Opportunity to learn new skills and build confidence
  • Training and support to be an active panel member
  • £2,500 per year, plus all reasonable expenses, although you can choose to be a non-paid, voluntary member

You can view the full role profile in the section below.

View our Customer Voice Panel role and Structure

How to do I apply?

Why not get involved?

If you think that becoming a member of our Customer Voice Panel might be of interest you, why not register your interest now?

Complete our online form now!

Simply click on the link below to complete our Register your Interest form and a member of our team will be in touch to let you know more about this great role.

Register your Interest Form