Summary (overview of role):
We are looking for a highly-motivated, adaptable individual to join us as a Strategy Manager at the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH). The role can be based in either Manchester, Leeds, Bristol or Birmingham.
The post holder will help to ensure that the regulatory framework delivers our statutory objectives and remains fit for purpose, across both our economic and consumer roles. They will be responsible for providing support to our Board and Executive, to help to deliver our strategic priorities and support the regulator to promote a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing sector.
Job Description (the successful person will be responsible for):
The Strategy Manager will provide expert advice on the regulatory framework to the business and other stakeholders. They will understand, analyse and evaluate the short- and long-term impacts of a wide range of policy issues affecting the social housing sector and social housing regulation.
Working as part of a team, the person will be responsible for leading work within a wider programme of policy/strategy development work. The successful person will ensure that the work they deliver means that the regulatory framework and our approach to regulation is up to date, delivers the regulator’s objectives and is compliant with statute and other duties.
They will develop and maintain strong links across functional teams within RSH and other key stakeholders to enable the regulator’s objectives to be delivered in a cohesive, collaborative, and joined up way. In addition, they will represent RSH in a professional manner with stakeholders, including DLUHC.
Role requirements (in order to complete the responsibilities of this role, the successful candidate will have):
The successful candidate will have experience of working in a policy formulation or strategy role in either a housing or regulatory environment and will have a good awareness of the current policy issues affecting social housing and its regulation in England. They will have experience of evaluating the impact of the current political context on organisational policies and direction, with an appreciation of the challenges of working in a dynamic and uncertain political environment.
They will also have strong strategic thinking skills and will be able to articulate the different factors which might impact the organisation’s strategy to others in a clear and appropriate way. They will have good research and analytical skills and also have experience of leading on work which considers all relevant factors to ensure the outputs align with the organisation’s strategy.
They will have experience of analysing and combining complex information, including numerical data, from a wide range of sources to reach evidence-based conclusions and be able to make reasoned recommendations that reflect organisational objectives and manage risks.
They will also have experience of leading complex projects which require creative thinking and managing several interdependencies to inform changes to regulatory policy and strategy.
The successful person will have excellent communication skills. They will be self-starting with an ability to plan and manage their own workload, as well as managing the input of others to meet deadlines. They will have good interpersonal skills enabling them to work flexibly to deliver across a range of teams in different locations as well as working with people at all levels of seniority.
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.
Interview dates are 22 and 23 June and will be held via Microsoft Teams in line with our current hybrid working model.
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.
Any move to the regulator from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
- UK nationals
- nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
- nationals of the Republic of Ireland
- nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
- certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Things you need to know
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 and provide a supporting statement, which will be used in assessing your application. Guidance on the application process is available on the page for this job on our RSH careers site.
We carry out blind shortlisting for all 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 our commitment to the Disability Confident scheme.
As an equal opportunities employer we will ensure that ethnic minority candidates who reach the benchmark will be selected for interview.
Please complete the relevant section of the application form if you meet the criteria and wish to be considered under these schemes.
Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application as soon as practical after the closing date.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.