Chief Inspector of Buildings - Health and Safety Executive – Building Safety Regulator
Role: Chief Inspector of Buildings
Client: Health and Safety Executive – Building Safety Regulator
Salary: £93,000 to £140,000
In January 2020, the Housing Secretary announced that a new Building Safety Regulator would be established in HSE, headed by a Chief Inspector of Buildings. The Government intends that the regulator will be responsible for implementing a new regulatory regime for higher-risk buildings in England, overseeing the safety and performance of the wider built environment, acting as head of profession for building control professionals, setting technical standards and providing technical advice to industry and Government, and helping to increase the competence of professions and trades working on buildings.
As the first national Chief Inspector of Buildings and Director of Building Safety and Construction you will lead a new Building Safety Regulator that will shape and implement a new regulatory system for the safety and standard of buildings. The regulator will form a key part of the Health and Safety Executive and will be at the heart of the Government’s commitment to act on lessons from the Grenfell Tower fire and to implement the findings of Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety.
Reporting to HSE’s Chief Executive, you will be the face and voice of the new regulator. You will be passionate about working with the construction industry, residents and other regulators to improve practice and culture; confident about acting as the head of profession for building control professionals and, as a member of HSE’s Executive Committee - you will work closely with your fellow directors and with HSE’s Non-Executive Board to set and achieve HSE’s broader strategic ambitions.
You will lead this large, diverse and geographically distributed workforce, engaging with external stakeholders including industry, residents, and ministers in both Department of Work and Pensions and Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, and driving innovation to ensure sustained high performance and public confidence. You will be accountable for regulatory decision making, people engagement, influencing external stakeholders, and operational strategy and delivery within the Directorate.
Health and Safety Executive are looking for an outstanding and successful senior leader who has a proven track record of achieving change in safety behaviour and culture within either the construction industry, a comparable high-risk industry or someone with a relevant regulatory background. Strong leadership and communication skills will be required to enable the establishment of the new organisation at pace and to inspire confidence amongst residents, Ministers, the industry and your team as the trusted face and voice of the new regulator.
Closing date: midnight, Friday 6th November 2020