3 x Board Members - Regulator of Social Housing (RSH)

Body: Regulator of Social Housing
Appointing Department: Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Regulation
Location: National
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £11,000 per annum
Time Requirements: Up to 2 days per month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

The Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing, Eddie Hughes MP, has appointed Geoff Smyth, Kalpesh Brahmbhatt and Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs as new Non-executive Members of the Board of the Regulator of Social Housing.  They have been appointed for three years, commencing on 1 July 2021 and ending on 30 June 2024.

Date: 08/06/2021

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    06/12/2020 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    08/06/2021 at 17:00



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is seeking to appoint up to three new non-executive members to the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH). The new Board Members will help guide the next phase of the organisation’s growth and development. We are open to applicants with a wide range of skills and backgrounds and would welcome hearing from applicants who have experience leading an organisation through significant change or reform.

We hope to recruit up to two non-executive members with experience in consumer regulation and one with economic regulation experience.

The Board is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Chair in establishing the Board’s overall strategic direction in line with its statutory objectives and functions;
  • Helping to ensure that the strategic direction and operation of the Regulator secures and maintains wide confidence in the viability and stability of the social housing sector both within Government, and with the sector’s funders, and;
  • Operating and exercising the Board’s functions in accordance with the highest standards of conduct and probity and established good practice in decision making; and promoting the most effective and efficient use of resources.

The Board takes decisions on matters such as:

  • Maintaining and developing the regulatory framework – to keep pace with changing sector risks and ensure an approach that can withstand emerging challenges;
  • Regulatory standards, strategy on the use of registration powers for both non-profit and profit-making organisations.
  • Strategy on enforcement and intervention;
  • Strategy on proactive economic regulation;
  • The use of financial and economic analysis, for example on the risk profile of the sector; and
  • Delegation of regulatory functions.

Board members must act in accordance with the Seven Principles Of Public Life.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria and experience for these roles:

  • Director Level Senior Management experience and governance, including running or operating at a senior level in a large and/or complex organisation, with experience of working with or on a Board;
  • Senior level experience of working within, or with, public sector organisations and interface with government;
  • For the consumer regulation roles, we are looking for individuals with experience of driving excellent customer service – experience of delivering consumer regulation in any sector and/or running a large-scale customer service delivering a complex service or product, using customer feedback and corporate processes to drive improvement;
  • For the economic regulation role we are looking for someone with experience of a senior executive leadership role in the social housing sector who can clearly articulate the sector’s drivers and operating model balanced with the ability to demonstrate an application of the principles of economic regulation and delivering a risk-based approach to regulation and making decisions based on complex financial products and models.
  • We are looking for someone with experience in helping a sector balance its economic and commercial drivers with protecting customers and regulated assets.

Desirable criteria and experience for these roles:

  • Experience of managing an organisation through corporate change.

Additional Information

The Regulator is one of the MHCLG’s key arm’s length bodies, ensuring that providers are well-run, financially sound and able to deliver the homes that are needed, and that existing tenants have landlords that provide homes that are safe and deliver a good service.

The Regulator is currently dealing, like many others, with a sector facing the unprecedented challenges posed by Covid-19. These challenges will continue for some time and ensuring the financial stability of the sector and overseeing the response of landlords will continue to be crucial for the Regulator. As an economic regulator overseeing a sector with access to approximately £100bn of private finance, this is the moment where the regulation and understanding of the sector is key in building market confidence and spotting financial issues before they arise.

How to Apply

To apply for this post please supply the materials below:

Your completed application should be in Word format and include the following:

Part 1: CV & Covering Letter – CV should include education and professional qualifications and full employment history (max. 2 pages).  Covering Letter should explain how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role (max. 2 pages). Please use specific examples from your experience to demonstrate how you meet any of the essential criteria.

We would prefer Part 1 to be provided online via email to:


If you are unable to apply online, please email PublicAppointments@communities.gov.uk. Please include the reference “RSH , Board Member (Specifying which role your application relates to i.e Consumer Role or Economic Role” in the title of your email

Part 2: Further Information – To process your application MHCLG require all candidates to provide the information requested online at: https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

Please note that Part 2 information should be submitted to the Public Appointments Unit in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government via the below links.

Further Information & Diversity Form

Supporting Information Form

Information is also available from the MHCLG Public Appointments Unit at PublicAppointments@communities.gov.uk.

Please note that both Parts of your application are required for it be considered.

We cannot accept information and forms submitted with previous applications because your circumstances may have changed in the meantime and some of this information will be specific to the post being applied for.

Please note that the initial assessment of your suitability against the role criteria will be made only from the evidence you set out in your covering letter and CV.

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