Scottish Housing Regulator opens recruitment to its statutory manager selection list


29 July 2019

The Scottish Housing Regulator 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.

Ian Brennan, Director of Regulation said:
“We’ve launched this open recruitment to refresh the list of statutory managers we will select from if we need to appoint a statutory manager. We will only do this, if we need to, to protect the interests of tenants and service users.

“We ran our last open recruitment back in 2016. So, we want to refresh our list and 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 governance and/or financial management problems. And delivering improvements and lasting change.

“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 were open until 12 noon on 26 August 2019 - now extended to 9 September.

Read the application pack to 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 eight 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 in its Regulatory Framework - Regulation of social housing in Scotland.


Tracy Davren Communications Manager