Strategy Manager

Manchester / Leeds / Birmingham / Bristol
£55,778 - £58,841
16 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation

Summary (this is an overview of the role):

The role is responsible for providing advice to the Board and Executive in the delivery of its strategic objectives. It also works closely with the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to provide advice on the existing regulatory framework and the impact of future policy options on the regulated sector and the regulatory framework. The role supports the regulator to promote a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing sector.

Job Description (the successful person will be responsible for):

Working as part of the team, the postholder is responsible for delivering areas of work, projects or programmes to ensure that the regulatory framework that registered providers are expected to operate within delivers the regulator’s statutory objectives and remains fit for purpose in an evolving operating environment. As part of this the postholder will need to understand our operational approach and be able to understand the implications of any changes to our framework on our operational approach.

Responsibilities (In order to complete the responsibilities of this role the successful candidate will have):

The post holder must have experience of leading policy formulation or strategy in either a housing or regulatory environment with strong strategic thinking skills. They must have an excellent working knowledge of the legislative basis for regulatory frameworks and current issues affecting social housing and its regulation in England.  The post holder should also have experience of evaluating the impact of the current political context on organisational policies and direction and of delivering complex projects which require creative thinking, and managing several interdependencies to inform changes to regulatory policy and strategy

Additional Information:


Our staff are currently working from home due to COVID restrictions.

RSH’s core offices are in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and London. Our posts can be successfully carried out from any RSH office unless otherwise specified in the job information.  We offer flexible working arrangements and staff can work from home for part of their hours.

Most roles involve some travel within England between our offices, and some roles also involve onsite visits to social housing providers.

In line with Government requirements to reduce the number of Civil Service and NDPB roles based in London, we only advertise roles in London which need to be there for business-critical reasons.


Interviews dates are to be confirmed and will be via Microsoft Teams due to the current closure of RSH offices and staff working from home.

Benefits and Salary

We offer a range of excellent benefits; information is available on our website.

The salary for this role is a spot salary within the given range, which will normally be the minimum of the range.  Annual salary reviews are determined by the government pay award. In addition, when the probation period is successfully completed, a performance related bonus may be awarded, based on appraisal ratings at the end of the qualifying appraisal year.

Application process

For more information on the role, please see the attached Role Profile.

To apply, please complete the online application form on the RSH careers site with an anonymised CV which details your employment, education and training history and provide a supporting statement, which will be used in assessing your application. Guidance on the application process is available on the RSH careers site

Blind shortlisting – We carry out blind short listing for all of our vacancies as part of our commitment to Equality and Diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.

We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, as part of disability confident commitment. 

As an equal opportunities employer we will ensure candidates who reach the bench mark from ethnic minority candidates will be selected for interview.

You should indicate on your application if you want to be considered under these options.  

Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.