Regulatory Assurance Lead (Band 2)

Job Title: Regulatory Assurance Lead (Band 2)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bootle
Salary: £51,962 - £58,227
Reference: 96521
Contact Name: McGuinnes, Scott
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 16, 2021 17:23

Job Description

Regular travel to our HQ in Bootle, Merseyside is expected

At HSE, we work with one goal in mind – to help keep Britain’s workforce safe and healthy. As an independent regulator, our work touches virtually every sector of UK industry. We don’t just inspect workplaces and implement the law, we campaign for better H&S practice, craft and review guidance and regulations, and produce crucial research and statistics.

Maintaining confidence in our regulatory activities depends on assuring quality. As a result we have set up a new Business Assurance Team with responsibility for developing and implementing an assurance framework, based on the Three Lines of Defence Model. The Head of Business Assurance and Corporate Assurance Lead are already in post and we are now focusing on assurance in regulatory operations. 

The role

Joining our new Regulatory Assurance Team, your expertise will be critical to progressing our second-line assurance provision. By developing and leading a high-quality, responsive and efficient assurance function, you’ll help to inform decision-making at the highest levels. You will also bring together the outcomes of key assurance activities (first, second or third line) to provide meaningful insight into the regulatory assurance landscape.

We’ll look to you to seek out ways to improve and innovate. For example, as HSE’s work to become the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) progresses, you will have the opportunity to advise on integrating effective control and assurance mechanisms into our new processes.

Your background

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and experienced assurance professional to help shape the future of a growing, national organisation. You’ll understand how to engage effectively with colleagues and to work in a collaborative and inclusive way. At the same time, you’ll have the drive and resilience to persuade and influence senior stakeholders and colleagues to adopt different approaches to improve controls.  A consultative, pragmatic and proportionate approach to sharing your expertise is key: your conversations will always be informed by a good understanding of the operational impact of we do.


There’s a lot to look forward to here beyond the generous Civil Service pension and our commitment to flexible working. We put a high value on ongoing personal and professional development and offer access to learning opportunities tailored to your role. You can also expect annual leave of least 25 days.

Our work affects people’s lives across the UK, and it’s important that our teams reflect the diversity of the society we work to protect. So we look for people to bring different skills, perspectives and experience from all walks of life, and particularly welcome BAME, disabled and LGBT+ applicants, currently underrepresented in this discipline within HSE.


To Apply

Please submit your CV, with a suitability statement of up to 1250 words, outlining relevant experience and explaining how you meet the requirements of the role.

Closing date:

Apply before 11:55 pm on 14th March 2021