Assistant Director of HR

London, Leeds or Manchester
£72,844 to £85,331
14 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018
Georgia Telford
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

The Regulator of Social Housing (the Regulator) is the statutory regulator for social housing providers. The sector we regulate is large and increasingly complex.  The registered providers (RPs) that are the focus of our regulation own over 2.7m homes and have a turnover of £18bn per annum.  Our core objectives are to promote a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing sector able to deliver homes that meet a wide range of needs.  In doing so, we underpin a favourable investment climate and support the provision of new homes.  We set economic standards for these providers – on governance, viability and value for money – and make judgements about RP compliance based on assurance of their management of risks.  We also set consumer standards and have the power to take action if we find that consumer standards have been breached in a way that leads to serious harm to tenants.

This is an exciting opportunity for a fixed two year period to ensure that the Regulator’s HR arrangements are updated to meet the aspirations of the new organisation, compliant with legislation, aligned with government expectations and reflective of good practice.  The work will include reviewing pay and grading arrangements, advising on any gender pay gap, transforming policies and procedures and playing an important part in delivering the Regulator’s People Strategy.  The successful candidate will liaise with colleagues in Ministry Housing Communities and Local Government, lead on negotiations with the recognised trade unions and oversee the relationship with Homes England with respect to their provision of transactional HR services to the Regulator. 

Staff in our Finance and Corporate services team may be based across England and the role can be based in one of our offices in Manchester, Leeds or London. The role offers excellent terms and conditions including a defined benefit pension scheme, 33 days annual leave, performance related pay, private health screening and the opportunity to work flexibly.

If you would like to discuss this role prior to applying please contact Mick Warner at

Short listing will take place in late November.  Interviews for short listed candidates will take place early December.

Please note: The Regulator along with other Government departments and Government sponsored bodies have been tasked with reducing running costs. The Regulator is bound by the Government’s asset strategy which means that we must continually review and make more effective use of our offices. Although the post can be based in Manchester, Leeds or London its location may be subject to change and we cannot guarantee that staff will not be required to move base location in the future.

Additional information
All appointments are on Homes and Communities Agency terms and conditions. Full time hours for this post are 35 hours per week; alternative flexible working arrangements would be considered.

Please note – RSH / HCA has a responsibility to ensure compliance with HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard to address the potential problems of identity fraud, illegal working and deception generally. To ensure compliance we will carry out a pre-employment Personal Identity and Vetting Report through Equifax to meet the standard and you will therefore be asked to provide certain information in order that the verification check can be carried out if you are successful in your application.

Please note, for posts based in London, appointment will be subject to a Counter Terrorism Check. In order for this check to be carried out all applicants need to have a reasonable period of residency in the UK (over the last 3 years) in order for national security checks to be conducted.

RSH is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

At RSH we acknowledge that everyone is different. The diversity of our people, our partners and the communities we work in is reflected by their diversity of differences, qualities and needs. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the society we live and work in. We are also committed to creating an inclusive work place culture that supports diversity and inclusion allowing all our colleagues to bring their whole selves to work without fear.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work for us. Our aim is to be an employer of choice, enabling everyone to reach their full potential. We believe achieving equality, diversity and fairness of opportunity is our shared responsibility and we work hard to ensure that as an organisation, we are all accountable for its delivery.

The Regulator of Social Housing is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data. For further information please refer to our Privacy Notice which can be viewed here:

How to apply:
For more information on the role, please see the attached document named ‘Assistant Director of HR - Role Remit'

If you would like to apply for the role, please complete the document named ‘Regulator of Social Housing Application Form' along with the ‘Diversity Form’ and return it to before the deadline stated. Your email should include the job title and reference number of the post you are applying for.

Please note – we do not accept CVs as a form of application.

Blind Shortlisting – We carry out blind short listing for all of our vacancies as part of our commitment to Diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Candidates will be assigned a number and recruiting managers are sent only the application form to assess for shortlisting.

Application Form – Within the form you are required to provide all relevant details and a supporting statement with specific examples of where your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the main accountabilities in the job remit and to the RSH competencies in the competency framework, attached for your information.

Diversity Form – Within the form you are required to provide all the relevant details to ensure that we can match your blind application form back to you as an individual.

Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date. The application and selection process is competency-based, and you should familiarise yourself with the relevant competency framework before attending an interview.

If you need the application form, or any of the other materials, in a different format, please email