Chair – Regulator of Social Housing

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Non-Departmental Public Body
Friday, 8th February 2019
Closing Date:
Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Full Time
DBS check:
Credit check:

Job Description

The Secretary of State for the Ministry for Communities, Housing and Local Government (MHCLG) is seeking to appoint a Chair of the Board to the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH).

Those who serve on the Boards of public bodies play a vital role in the life of this country, whether by improving the delivery of public services or providing independent advice to Government. Many people from a wide range of backgrounds across the whole of the UK participate in public life by being members of the Boards of public bodies. They are involved in making decisions that develop, shape or deliver government policy and public services. This information pack sets out the requirements for the RSH Chair position along with information on the work of the RSH and the appointment process.

On 1 October 2018, through a Legislative Reform Order, the RSH became an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB), sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, which is responsible for the regulation of social housing.

The successful candidate will have experience and understanding of how to operate effectively at Board level, and have knowledge of the social housing sector, regulation and finance.

The role of the Regulator of Social Housing:

The Regulator of Social Housing articulates its purpose as “We promote a viable, efficient and well governed social housing sector able to deliver homes that meet a range of needs.”  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;
  • 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
  • Delegation of regulatory functions.


To apply for this post please supply the materials below by Midnight 03 March 2019:

1.Curriculum Vitae – including education and professional qualifications and full employment history (max. 3 pages)

2.Covering letter – explaining how you meet both the essential and desirable criteria for the role (max. 3 pages). Please use specific examples from your experience to demonstrate how you meet each essential criteria.

3.Diversity (Equal Opportunities) Monitoring Questionnaire – Annex A

4.Guaranteed interview scheme form – Annex B  (if applicable)

5.Conflict of Interest form – Annex C

6.Other Relevant Information Declaration Form – Annex D

7.List of referees – Annex E (the referees will be approached only if you are shortlisted for interview)

8.Publicity survey – Annex F (please indicate how you heard about this post)

These annexes can be found on the same page as this Candidate Information Pack on the Centre for Public Appointments website.


Please note that the above information and completed forms are required for each application.  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 – see the “Further Information” section below for further details.  Please also 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.

Your completed application should be returned to the MHCLG Public Appointments Team, preferably in Microsoft Word, by email to by Midnight on 03 March 2019.  Please include the reference “RSH Chair” in the title of your email.

We would prefer electronic applications but will accept hard copies by post to the Public Appointments Team, ALB Governance & Appointments, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, 1st Floor NE, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.

Download Documents

190131 Annex A RSH CHAIR Candidate Pack - Download

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