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It's rewarding to be a rep!

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Do you want to play a more active role in the way ARLA Propertymark is run? If so, then we have just the opportunity for you, which is as rewarding as it is challenging and influential!

We are now looking for Regional Representatives for the following regions:

Region 2 - Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
Region 4 - Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire, Dorset and Channel Islands
Region 9 - North and North West London
Region 10 - South London
Region 13 - Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside
Region 18 - Berkshire, Oxfordshire
Region 19 - Northern Ireland
Region 21 - Essex
Region 23 - City Docklands, Stratford
Region 27 - East Midlands

Although these are voluntary posts, it is a responsible job and one which current Regional Representatives find exciting, rewarding and informative, as current rep for South Wales Angela Davey explains:

"I've been a member of ARLA since 1990 and I've seen many changes within our industry, however I hadn’t considered becoming a regional rep until two years ago and I’m so glad I took that decision. 

"Being a rep has most certainly given me a competitive edge when dealing with customers and competitors. The role is well supported by Arbon House who do a great job making sure venues of choice are booked for regional meetings, sponsors are provided and all information is cascaded down to the membership to ensure high numbers of attendees turn up to the meetings.

"The main reason I threw my hat in the ring was that I wanted to do my bit to increase the membership, which in my time as a rep I have managed to do.

"I would recommend becoming a rep to anybody who is passionate about lettings and property management and who believes in the values we promote within our organisation. You will meet with so many like-minded individuals along the way and some long standing friendships to."  

What does the role entail?
As a Regional Representative you will act as the main conduit of information from the region to the ARLA Board and vice versa. Together with Chief Executive David Cox and other reps from across the country, you will help shape the future of our organisation and tackle the issues that matter to our members. 

You will hold the role for a set period, after which we offer the opportunity to other members in the region. This means that all members have the opportunity to put themselves forward and the ARLA Board benefits from a wide breadth of experience.

You will ensure that members in your area have their views heard by the ARLA Board and also play a key part in organising regional meetings. ARLA Propertymark regional meetings are a great member benefit where ideas are sounded out and members have their say on issues that matter to the industry. If you have any queries about organising regional meetings please contact Dale Smith, Propertymark Events Officer, on 01926 417634 and he'll be happy to help. 

A good Regional Representative will know what is interesting and relevant to the local market and what members want, but rest assured that staff at Arbon House will provide administrative support with all aspects of the role.

Eligibility and how to apply
To be eligible for this post you should fulfil the following criteria:
• Hold current ARLA Propertymark Protected Membership
• Have been in Membership of ARLA Propertymark for a minimum of two years

If you would like to discuss the role or are interested in becoming a Regional Representative then please email Tanya Richards by no later than 7 July 2017. Please enclose a brief cover letter and CV outlining your membership details, experience and stating the reasons for your interest in this position. Please note that interviews will take place on 18, 19 and 20 July 2017.