Chief Inspector of Buildings Office (BSR Band4/HEO)

Health and Safety Executive

Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 4th October 2022



Reference number



£31,663 - £35,906


Higher Executive Officer
Band 4

Contract type


Business area

HSE - Building Safety Regulator (BSR)

Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts



East Midlands (England), East of England, North East England, North West England, South East England, South West England, Wales, Yorkshire and the Humber


Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


Job description

As part of the Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy HSE is establishing a new Building Safety Regulator (BSR). The development and implementation of the legislative framework and operational arrangements to create the BSR offer a unique opportunity to contribute to, and experience working in, an exciting and high-profile area of Government policy that aims to ensure that people living in high-risk buildings are both safe, and feel safe.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to work as a Team and Complex Case Leader in the Chief Inspector of Buildings Office (CIBO). The Team and Complex Case Leader will report to the Head of the CIBO and will manage a small team to support the Chief Inspector of Buildings and wider BSR Senior Management Team (SMT) to undertake their responsibilities.  You will manage a range of administrative, engagement, financial and governance processes, as well undertaking research and complex casework for the Head of the CIBO.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to work in dynamic role at the core of HSE's BSR.

 We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, who responds effectively to change and works well with unpredictable demands. You will be confident, resilient, resourceful and prepared to learn quickly to deliver exceptionally high standards.

Please note this role will require frequent travel to the Bootle office. 


  • Managing, overseeing and quality assuring the operational systems and processes for managing the CIBO’s caseload and commitments.
  • Personal performance duties, including undertaking research and projects as required by the Head of CIBO, liaising and working with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Liaison point between BSR programme office and counterparts in HSE Division.
  • Managing, overseeing and continuously improving the processes for professional delivery and coordination of casework, briefings, papers, agenda and responses.
  • Ensuring CIBO’s systems align with HSE’s FOI/GDPR, HR, and other internal policies and procedures.
  • Managing the CIBO and a team of two Band 5 and Band 6 colleagues.

Skills and Experience required:

  • Effective interpersonal and stakeholder management skills to work collaboratively to deliver constructive and positive working relationships;
  • Ability to lead and manage people to deliver business priorities;
  • Ability to work flexibly and with own initiative in an ever changing;
  • Planning, prioritisation, problem solving, and time-management skills, with the ability to work under pressure to meet key deliverables and review and enhance working processes;
  • Ability to communicate effectively internal and external stakeholders and provide clear and robust advice and guidance to SMT and colleagues;
  • Ability to develop and implement change within service; 
  • Good working knowledge and application of Microsoft Office



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

  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Leadership
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27.1%
  • Family friendly policies and working hours to help balance your home life and career 
  • 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: Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.  

This post is eligible for Excess Fares Allowance. A successful internal candidate currently based at another office may be entitled to Excess Fares Allowance in line with HSE policy (http://intranet/finance/expenses/excess-fares-allowance-policy.htm


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.


You will be invited to complete a CV for reference only and a statement of suitability of up to 750 words which demonstrates how you meet the essential skills and criteria of the job advert. Along with the behaviour Leadership. 


At interview, you will be assessed against the behaviours detailed within the job advert and strength based questions. 

Sift will take place week commencing 10th October 2022

Interviews will take place week commencing 24th October 2022

Please note that a Reserve List may be held for the period of up to 12 months. 

Further Information

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of the terms and conditions they will adopt should they be successful in their application. 

For a summary of HSE terms and conditions as part of Civil Service Reform, please see the attached document.  

Any move to HSE from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at here 

If you have a disability and you need an application form in an alternative format or you would like to know more about our recruitment process, please contact:   

Please note, if you are a current civil servant and you are currently undergoing any of the following formal actions your application will not be progressed any further; 
Formal discipline action, any formal action regarding attendance, poor performance or any restriction of duties as a result of disciplinary action. 

Useful Guidance  

Please access the following link for guidance on how to apply and how to complete a Statement of Suitability  

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : Mark Donohoe
  • Email :

Recruitment team :

  • Email :

Further information

If you believe that Civil Service Commission principles of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of Fair and Open competition have not been met, you can raise a complaint by emailing: or by writing to HSE at the following address:  

HR Resourcing Team, 2.3 Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 7HS.  If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact Civil Service commissioners:

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