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

Body: Regulator of Social Housing
Appointing Department: Department for Communities & Local Government
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

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    06/12/2020 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement




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.

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