Join the Scottish Housing Regulator Board to help safeguard and promote tenants’ interests


02 June 2021

Scottish Ministers are recruiting two new members to the Scottish Housing Regulator’s board.

George Walker, Chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator said:

“This is an excellent opportunity to join our team to help safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and service users. We are working with Scottish Ministers to recruit two new members.

“We are asking all our stakeholders to help us promote these opportunities. We want to attract candidates from all walks of life; with a range of viewpoints and life experiences. In particular I’d like to encourage applications from women and other underrepresented groups in Scottish public life.

“We would like to invite anyone interested to get in attend one of our virtual events in June. I would also encourage applicants to read our information pack and watch the two information videos we have produced.”

The Scottish Housing Regulator is led by a Board of non-executives members appointed by Scottish Ministers. The Board sets the Regulator’s strategic direction and has responsibility for governance and oversight of SHR.  The closing date for applicants is midday, 28 June 2021.

Find out more about the role and how to apply:

Notes to editors

  1. The Scottish Housing Regulator was established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. Its objective is to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and others who use local authority and RSL housing services. The Regulator operates independently of Scottish Ministers and is accountable directly to the Scottish Parliament. It assumed its full regulatory responsibilities on 1 April 2012. The Regulator consists of the Chair and six Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at
  2. SHR regulates around 160 registered social landlords and the housing activities of 32 local authorities.
  3. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.
  4. Appointments to SHR's Board are made by Scottish Ministers and regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


Tracy Davren Communications Manager