Scottish Housing Regulator opens recruitment to its list of statutory managers


13 September 2023

The Scottish Housing Regulator has today opened recruitment to its list of statutory managers. 

The Regulator will draw from the list if it needs to appoint a statutory manager to a social landlord. 

The Regulator can take action to appoint a statutory manager where it identifies serious risks to tenants’ and service users interests. 

Helen Shaw, Director of Regulation, said: “We can appoint a statutory manager where a landlord is failing in terms of its performance and for RSLs where there are financial management or governance failures.  We will only do this if we need to, to protect the interests of tenants and service users. 

“We ran our last open recruitment to the list of statutory managers that we will use if we need to appoint a manager in 2019. So, we want to give people a new opportunity to apply. 

“We’re looking for people with a proven track record of successfully carrying out interim senior officer roles in regulated organisations with serious performance, governance and/or financial management problems. 

“So, if you think you have the right skills and experience, please apply. There’s more information in our application pack. We will publish a revised list of successful applicants later this year.” 

Applications are open until 12 noon on 13 October 2023

Find out 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 seven Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at
  2. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.



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