The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) is the independent regulator of social landlords in Scotland. It safeguards and promotes the interests of nearly 610,000 tenants, 118,000 homeless people, 40,000 families who may be homeless and seek help and 2000 Gypsy/Travellers.
The Regulation Manager is a high profile role and crucial to the success of the Regulator. Working as part of a team which will monitor and assess how local authority landlords are delivering housing and homelessness services and the extent to which Registered Social Landlords (RSL) are well managed and governed and comply with regulatory standards, the Regulation Manager will be a critical role in delivering proportionate regulation. The Regulation Manager will be the key regulatory contact for some of the largest and most complex landlords in Scotland. They will produce analysis which will influence SHR’s engagement with individual landlords and with the housing sector as a whole.
The post offers the opportunity to work with the SHR 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 RSLs and local authorities.
This post is crucial therefore in ensuring that SHR protects its own good regulatory reputation and the confidence of key stakeholders including RSLs, Local Authorites, lenders to the sector and the Scottish Government.
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.
The post holder will be line managed by the C2 Assistant Director within the Regulation Group and contribute to the Scottish Government National Outcomes on:
* tackling inequalities;
* well-designed, sustainable places;
* high quality, continually improving efficient and responsive public services;
* longer, healthier lives;
* improved life chances for children, young people and families at risk; and
* strong, resilient and supportive communities.
You will have a knowledge of social housing policy and the principles of housing investment and experience of data analysis to inform evidence-based policy development. You will also have confidence in working with large data sets and experience with relevant software / tools.
You have experience of qualitative and quantitative research techniques and a degree or professional qualification in a relevant discipline such as research, regeneration, economics, regulation or risk management.