Building Safety Officer

Posted 19 April 2024
Salary £28,961 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Property Management & Construction Recruitment
Contact NameRyan Geer

Job description

We are currently partnering with a leading Housing Association, who are recruiting for a Building Safety Officer to join their growing team on a permanent basis.

Our client is proud to provide more than 10,000 affordable homes in 15 local authority areas in Kent and Sussex.

This is a full-time position with a salary of £28,961 per annum and the start date is subject to notice.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Undertake quality inspections of building safety and compliance works to ensure jobs are carried out to the standard required across all housing stock

  • Interpret findings from technical surveys across a range of contracts and take appropriate action

  • Work closely with the contractors to ensure all properties are 100% compliant each month on all fire safety and services contracts i.e., fire risk assessments, emergency lighting, fire alarms and communal smoke detection

  • Actively participate in contractor meetings, challenging underperformance using your technical knowledge and your knowledge of the contract

  • Take ownership on resolving health and safety concerns raised by staff, residents, contractors, or other third parties – seeing the resolution through to conclusion and ensuring ‘near misses’ or ‘lessons learned’ are fed back and embedded to improve our services

  • Actively work towards achieving value for money on all contracts by ensuring programmes deliver works efficiently and within budget; collaborating with planned and cyclical maintenance teams at every opportunity

Experience required:

  • Proven experience and ability to deliver excellent customer care

  • Previous experience within social housing in a similar role

  • Building trade background an advantage

  • Experience of report writing and presenting

  • Experience of a health and safety compliance environment

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Undertaking quality inspections as part of building safety and compliance services

  • Management of contractors to achieve performance targets

  • Promoting health, safety and well-being in construction

  • Production of KPIs relating to safety

  • Compiling data relating to compliance

  • Engagement with residents and proven customer service skills

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Contributory pension scheme 4% to 10% matched contributions

  • Hybrid working

  • Free onsite car parking

  • Life assurance of 4x annual salary (Terms and Conditions apply)

  • 30 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays

  • Two volunteer days per year

  • Employee assistance programme (24/7 telephone advice, information portal & face to face counselling sessions)

  • Corporate eye care scheme providing free eye tests and free VDU glasses or contribution towards VDU glasse

  • Extensive annual Staff Wellbeing programme

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave provision

  • Flexible annual benefits (for dental, healthcare, shopping vouchers, technology etc.)

  • Annual flu vaccinations

  • Access to an extensive range of corporate discounts on shopping, travel & days out

  • Social events, including lunchtime walking, rounders, festive Fridays

  • Travel loan

Working hours:

  • 36 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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