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Scottish Housing Regulator

Email for applications - Helen.shaw@shr.gov.scot

Assistant Director of Regulation

Glasgow | Scottish Housing Regulator
£65,275.00 -

Closing date

22nd May 2022, at Midnight

Salary and Employment Details


The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) is an independent Non-Ministerial Department, led by a Board of non–executive members and directly accountable to the Scottish Parliament. We were established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 as the independent regulator of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and local authority housing services in Scotland. Social landlords provide homes to nearly 1 in 4 households in Scotland and sit at the heart of many of the Scottish Government’s policy agendas.

As regulator, we have one statutory objective, to: "safeguard and promote the interests of current and future tenants of social landlords, people who are or may become homeless, and people who use housing services provided by registered social landlords and local authorities". We do this by assessing and reporting on how social landlords are performing their housing services and on RSLs' financial well-being and standards of governance. In delivering our single objective we will contribute to the Scottish Government's achievement of National Outcomes.

Job Description

The Assistant Director is a senior post within the Regulation Group in SHR and contributes as a leader to the delivery of effective regulation. You will provide decisions and guidance with confidence. You will seek opportunities to deliver "smarter" regulation and will apply good planning and project management processes to improve strategic planning, operational delivery and resource allocation to achieve SHR's regulatory and corporate objectives. You will be flexible in your approach to respond effectively to competing priorities with both internal and external stakeholders. It is likely that you will have an understanding of business planning and finance.

You will be joining us at an exciting time, as we carry out our statutory role against the background of the recovery from the pandemic. You can read more about our work and how we will deliver our objectives in our Corporate Strategy.


  • Plan and deliver effective regulation of social landlords in accordance with SHR’s published Regulatory Framework, statutory guidance policies and procedures.
    • Deliver our relationship with key regulators to co-ordinate regulation and liaise with other scrutiny bodies to maximise effective use of regulatory resources.
    •  Engage with stakeholders including tenant representatives, lenders and regulated bodies to build effective relationships, communicate SHR's priorities and actions and to be aware of risks in the sector.
    •  Develop and update regulatory policy, providing good quality information and advice for the Senior Management Team and Board, and contribute to the SHR's strategic leadership
    •  Embed and maintain a culture and strategies that support effective staff performance, learning and development and promotes the well being of staff.
    •  Support the Director in the strategic leadership of the Regulation Group and deputise as required.


People Management
Leading Others
Communications and Engagement
Analysis and Use of Evidence

Essential Criteria & Qualifications

Essential Criteria:

1. A good understanding of regulation and regulatory practice and experience of applying this in a relevant field.
2. The ability to lead a team working in a complex and challenging environment , balancing competing demands and prioritising, planning and driving forward delivery whilst responding to tight deadlines where tasks can be unpredicted and unpredictable.
3.  Effective relationship management with a track record of thinking strategically and working collaboratively with internal and external colleagues/stakeholders to build trust and credibility through effective communication.
4.  The ability to consider complex evidence and data, including financial data, to draw out strategic issues, risks and challenges , presenting these in a clear concise way and developing appropriate messages and responses.

Location: Buchanan House, Glasgow, G4 0HF

Interview and Assessment: Dates to be confirmed

Feedback will only be provided if you attend interview or Assessment.

Minimum time in post:

You will be expected to remain in post for a minimum of three years unless successful at gaining promotion to a higher Band or Grade.

In the event that further posts are required, a reserve list of successful candidates will be kept for up to 12 months.

Please note, this is a full time position, however, alternative working patterns will be considered.


Additional Information:

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification” which you will find below.

Band C Person Specification

Band C Skills For Success Competency_Framework

To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date using evidence based examples to demonstrate your knowledge/skills (300 words). Remember, your answers should be clear, concise and reflect what actions you undertook. You may want to use the STAR(R) approach to respond to each criterion.

Important Information Regarding Interviews:

In recognition of ongoing measures and guidance in response to Covid-19, a decision has been taken that all interviews will be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

 All applicants must ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview via MS Teams and ensure that Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview.

For information regarding this post please contact Helen Shaw email –Helen.shaw@shr.gov.scot

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