Building Safety Regulatory Lead (BSR Band 3/SEO)

Are you good at making effective decisions based on analysis of information? Do you bring people together to work effectively in achieving goals? Do you want to make sure people are safe in their homes?  Are you experienced in protecting people or places, driving up standards or delivering case resolutions?  If so, and you have a background in risk/case management, compliance/regulatory assessments in any sector or property/building management including planning/design/development stages, we want to hear from you.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has established the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) to ensure high-risk residential buildings (HRBs) are safe and to enable people to feel safe in their homes. BSR will oversee changes to the safety and performance of all buildings and raise industry professional standards year on year, working with residents and industry to make sure everybody has a voice in achieving this goal. BSR will serve as a lasting tribute to those who have lost their lives due to poor and substandard buildings and will help ensure tragedies of such proportions as Grenfell are consigned to the past.

Within Higher Risk Building (HRB) Regulation there are two distinct functions. The Building Control function is about ensuring HRBs are designed and built to approved standards. The In-Occupation function is to ensure building safety risks in occupied HRBs are being managed appropriately and that arrangements are in place to work with residents to ensure their concerns are listened to and actioned as necessary.

This is an exciting time to join BSR, you will be playing a role in bringing about cultural change in building safety in your community, today and for the future.  You will have access to a range of development opportunities including career pathways, developing others through coaching and mentoring other members of the team, as well as Civil Service learning and development programmes.

These posts can be based in any of the advertised locations, for details of HSE locations please see here

For more information, please visit our website using the following link: Building Safety Regulator- HSE 

Job description

As one of the Building Safety Regulatory Leads, you will lead and manage Multi Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) of regulatory partners  i.e. structural safety, planning and fire risk specialists from local authorities and fire services to scrutinise the building control applications, building and management of HRBs. You will be responsible for assessing compliance against the regulatory requirements and standards and making efficient and effective decisions to ensure compliance within the HRB functions.

For roles in both functions, you will report to the Principal Building Safety Regulatory Lead.

We are looking for people who are leaders and able to work collaboratively with others to deliver effective regulatory compliance for HRBs. You will have a caseload and you will be responsible for making consistent decisions on regulatory outcomes. You will use the technical and specialist analysis by the partner regulators to inform your decision and proposed actions. This will include taking enforcement action where appropriate.

As the leader of the MDTs, you will determine the level of scrutiny of the property required, including site visits. You will be supported by BSR Case Officers who will support you and the MDT partners in gathering all relevant material to enable you to make your proportionate and effective decisions.

Your performance relies on the delivery from others. You will have a key role in managing and monitoring the performance of MDT members to ensure the business objectives are being met.

This role will also involve infrequent travel to sites across England therefore flexibility to be able to travel when needed for on-site visits, collaborative working, supporting and training colleagues & meetings is necessary. This may include the occasional overnight stay.

Person specification

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

You must have:

  • Experience of assessing multiple sources of information, data and evidence to determine compliance against legal standards and determining appropriate actions required to secure compliance to the required standard.
  • Experience of establishing professional relationships with a range of stakeholders, working in partnership with multiple stakeholders both internal and external, influencing where required to ensure outcomes are delivered.
  • Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity when delivering difficult messages.
  • Ability to produce clear evidence-based reports for a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience of risk or case management, compliance assessments in any sector, or property management including planning, design or development stages.


Minimum level 5 qualification in any subject.

For more information on acceptable qualifications please see here:


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
Alongside your salary of £40,788, Health and Safety Executive contributes £12,631 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Access to the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme to which HSE contribute 27.1% far more than in the private sector
  • Family friendly policies and working hours to help balance your home life and career
  • Carer friendly policies to help create a supportive working culture
  • 25 days annual holiday increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays and 1-day Civil Service privilege leave
  • Parental leave benefits

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