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Head of Building Safety

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Build Recruitment

Head of Build Safety – Cladding Remediation 

We are working with a National Housing Provider as they look to appoint a Head of Build Safety for a 10 month maternity cover contract.

The difference you will make as a Head of Building Safety

As the Head of Building Safety you will support the Assistant Director of Building Safety in developing and implementing the strategic commercial and operational approach to Remediation of External wall systems. 

 

About you

  • CIOB Level 6 Diploma in Building Safety Management or Diploma in construction, building surveying, asset and building management compliance or equivalent at degree level
  • Extensive experience of managing and improving teamwork and cooperation between various parts of a business and working collaboratively, relationship building skills and effective stakeholder
  • Clear understanding of risk management, property management and property related compliance requirements 
  • Customer focussed with excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work at all levels within the business
  • Results driven with strong analytical and quality assurance skills, including the ability to co-ordinate and critically analyse complex information, and experience of providing meaningful management information 

 

 Working for our client, you’ll enjoy:

  • Competitive pay & generous pension 
  • 28 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working options available
  • Investment in your learning, personal development and technology
  • A wide range of benefits

 

Role Profile

  • Act as the Accountable Person with responsibility for understanding fire and structural risks in our buildings and taking appropriate steps and actions to mitigate and manage those risks on an ongoing basis so the building can be safely occupied, specific responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the structure and outside of the building, and the plant room and common parts.
  • Design and scope all relevant statutory compliance contracts in conjunction with procurement colleagues, ensuring contracts include clear quality and performance standards and measurement requirements for the Group to support effective contract management and service improvement.
  • Commission Fire & Structural Safety assessment programs including fire risk assessment, intrusive fire investigation i.e. PAS9980, FRAEWs and ensure appropriate action and controls are implemented and recorded to mitigate risk impacting customer safety.
  • Commission internal departments, external suppliers, and in-house delivery vehicle to introduce control measures, undertake remedial actions and complete safety critical work. Providing guidance, support and ensure competence of all appointments
  • Work with colleagues and stakeholders across the business to ensure consultants are validated, materials are appropriate and delivery of works to our buildings are appropriately managed, quality checked and tasks and works undertaken within building do not compromise the safety of customers.
  • Lead on engagement with key strategic external stakeholder including local government, building safety regulator, housing ombudsman, fire and rescues service Lead our customer engagement approach through development and implementation of customer engagement strategy and introduce individual customer engagement plans for our High-Risk Buildings. Embed our minimum customer offer across all shared spaces.
  • Sustain strong relationships with our internal Development function to inform the specification of new buildings and ensure that all relevant information is provided on completion to meet our statutory obligations. 
  • Support the Groups duty-holders to understand their legal responsibilities at each stage of the building’s lifecycle including occupation to ensure the building is safe for its residents at different stage of the building life.
  • Register and maintain appropriate "Building Registration Certificate" for all in scope high risk buildings with the Building Safety Regulator on behalf of the Groups Licensed Duty Holder and ensure no buildings are occupied without the appropriate certification issued by the regulator.
  • Ensure any mandatory, special, or voluntary conditions attached to the Building Registration Certificate are complied with to the satisfaction of the Building Safety Regulator.
  • Develop and implement appropriate mandatory inspections and occurrence reporting regime both internally and externally with the Building Safety Regulator
  • Evolve our Building Intelligence Model (BIM) and create and maintain a digital golden thread of building information related to fire and structural safety to ensure that the original design intent and any subsequent changes to the building are captured, preserved, and used to support safety improvements.
  • Liaise with group stakeholders and submit any applications for building work to the Building Safety Regulator. Ensure no building works start before Building Safety Regulator approval, lead on any engagement with the building safety regulator including any inspections or agreement to change and provision of all relevant information to demonstrate that residents’ safety can be assured throughout, and that the Building Safety Manager has appropriately engaged with residents.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor the operational effectiveness of Building Safety policies, procedures, and guidance on behalf of the Group, including the provision of training considering up to date legislation, amendments to codes of practice, health and safety requirements and industry best practice, proactively adopting new and innovative ideas and solutions to ensure continuous improvement of the service.
  • Lead, motivate and engage a team of Assistant property managers / Admin to ensure the delivery of a high-quality service, developing and implementing operational objectives including key performance indicators, to underpin the Building Safety Strategy and the Group’s overall strategic objectives. 
  • Manage the performance and development of your team providing expertise, coaching and other developmental support as required, ensuring a quality service is provided and under performance is dealt with appropriately. 

 

Person specification

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

 

  • CIOB Level 6 Diploma in Building Safety Management or Diploma in construction, building surveying, asset and building management compliance or equivalent at degree level with ability to meet the proposed Accountable Person role competence requirements under the Building Safety Act.
  • Recognised industry memberships ideally to the IFE at GIFireE or above, similar memberships such as RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), IFSM or CIOB or equivalent working experience
  • In depth knowledge of requirements of the Building Safety Act and leaseholder protection and registration of high-risk buildings 
  • Extensive experience of managing and improving teamwork and cooperation between various parts of a business and working collaboratively, relationship building skills and effective stakeholder management, to deliver objectives. Excellent communication and the ability to successfully persuade and influence others
  • Clear understanding of Clear understanding of risk management, property management and property related compliance requirements. 
  • Effective stakeholder co-ordination and management, both internally and external to the organisation, including the ability to successfully persuade and influence others. 
  • Customer focused with excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work at all levels within the business. 
  • Results driven with strong analytical and quality assurance skills, including the ability to co-ordinate and critically analyse complex information, and experience of providing meaningful management information. 

 

 Desirable

  • NEBOSH Fire Certificate/Diploma or Certified in Applied Fire Risk Assessment (previously FRA (Fire Risk Assessment) and Fire Safety Management) or equivalent.
  • CIOB Level 6 Certificate in Fire Safety for Construction
  • Experience of commissioning works and meeting requirements / operating as Client in relation to CDM 2015
  • In-depth knowledge of Compliance Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems including Housing Management Systems e.g. Academy/Open Housing management, C365, Promaster.
  • Knowledge of Compliance Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems including Housing Management Systems e.g., Academy/Open Housing management, C365, Promaster.
  • Experience of implementing innovative solutions and exploitation of new opportunities resulting from changes within the regulatory and legal framework.
  • Relevant building, maintenance, compliance, or facilities management qualification e.g., HNC in Building or NEBOSH General, or equivalent.

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Job Overview
Offered Salary
£87000 - £92000 / per year
Job Location
London, Greater London
Job Type
Permanent
Job ID
30824
Jen Radcliffe
Email
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Phone: 07879742988
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