Building Safety Manager
30th May, 2024 Read time 2 minutes

Building Safety Manager

Location: Reading
Last Updated: 30th May 2024

Full Job Description

Salary: £53k – 69k per year
Reference: JO0000051410

Are you a Building Safety Manager looking for an exciting new full-time role within a well-supported and flexible Local Authority?
We have a great opportunity to join our Client’s Property Services team in Berkshire with hybrid working.

£60,000 (plus £9,500 market supplement) for full time 37 hours working week. Package includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement – 25 days holiday each year plus bank holidays – rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Life Assurance – three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery rated outstanding by Ofsted
  • Season Ticket Loan – to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax

The Council has a Housing stock of approx. 5700 properties, which include seven 8 and 15 storey blocks of flats. Following on from the Hackett Review and the introduction of the Building Safety Act, safety of High-Rise blocks has taken on an even greater significance.
This has seen the introduction of an Accountable Person function to manage building safety risks, particularly, but not exclusively around the spread of fire and structural failure. This role is to assist the Compliance Manager is ensuring that the Accountable Person function and duties are managed effectively.
The Building Safety Act defines duties of the function, and a vital part of the role is in ensuring these are carried out as defined in the act.

Candidates will need to have: –

  • UK resident
  • Excellent communicator with a proven background in building safety and compliance, but with a particular focus on fire precautions.
  • Able to manage a range of stakeholders and work with a senior management team to achieve results in a pressurised environment.
  • A good understanding of building safety legislation, good practice requirements and building risk management.
  • A good understanding of fire precautions requirements, fire risk assessments and works required to maintain compliance.
  • Aware of different procurement routes, including specification and tender preparation and management.
  • Structured and logical in your approach.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of building construction and structures with a recognised qualification in construction or Health and Safety.

To apply please send your CV to [email protected].


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