Vacancy Description

£45,850.00 Per Annum Permanent

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Building Safety Officer to work for a leading and large housing association based in North West London. This is a permanent opportunity paying £45,850 per annum plus benefits – required on site / in office 3 – 4 times a week.

Driving license and access to own vehicle is preferable due to location of sites. Basic DBS check will be carried out.

Role purpose

* Assist management to ensure the organisation fulfils its obligation to be compliant with the Regulatory Reform (fire Safety) Order 2005, Fire Safety Order Act 2021, Building Safety Act 2022, and any future relevant legislation
* Ensure that buildings and the organisation are compliant with the individual Building Safety Cases and other relevant legislation
* Undertake fire and building safety related compliance inspections and testing of equipment across the portfolio including the validating the accuracy of FRA actions
* Report and analyse the compliance of FRA actions and support the delivery of initiatives to improve and maintain compliance

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1. Assist in the management and development of the processes relating to Landlords Statutory Compliance to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Fire Safety Order 2020 and Building Safety Bill 2020.
2. Assist in the design and manage Building Safety Casesfor the SNG portfolio. Ensure that buildings are and remain compliant with their Building Safety Cases. 3. Assist with establishing and maintaining scheme specific lines of communication with residents so that all queries can be dealt with in a timely fashion and ensure that resident engagement is effective.
4. Ensure that general compliance is maintained throughout the communal areas and dwellings for each block; this includes but is not limited to fire safety, gas safety, electrical safety and water hygiene. Work closely with Compliance Managers to ensure contractors are following contractual processes and assist with the escalation process to gain access to complete the checks e.g. legal action, cold calling, etc.
5. Carry out inspections of FRA recommendations to verify the accuracy and confirm the best way to proceed with mitigation. Identify where value for money can be achieved from the specification.
6. Complete periodic inspections of communal areas of high-rise buildings to check cleaning standards are maintained, possessions in communal areas, inspection the functionality and performance of fire doors, raise and manage repairs through to completion.
7. Assist with contract management of contractors undertaking works to implement FRA recommendations, e.g. pre and post inspections of works, support with reporting of FRA action compliance and drive initiatives to improve compliance.
8. Responsible for undertaking tests on fire safety equipment in accordance to British standards to ensure the company fulfils its obligations. Accurate records of tests must be maintained to an auditable standard.
9. Assist with the delivery of training to staff, contractors and residents (where needed) regarding fire and building safety matters.

Education
? Degree level or relevant industry experience

Knowledge and Skills required
? Knowledge of Legislation and Regulations relating to building safety and services. E
? Knowledge of Mechanical and Electricalsystems, equipment and compliance. D ? Knowledge of Buildings and their internal and external components. E
? Knowledge of H&S legislation and statutory requirements. D
? Service improvement planning and problem-solving skills. E
? Negotiating and influencing Skills with the ability to deal with stakeholders and partners. E
? Ability to produce reports, analyse data and present findings. E
? Ability to meet deadlines and plan and deliver a range of different activities. E
? Ability to validate information and demonstrate attention to detail. E
? Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to adapt this approach for different audiences. E
? Excellent written communication skills sufficient to write straightforward reports, letters and emails. E
? Excellent customer focus and a genuine desire to achieve excellence in all areas of responsibility. E
? Competent on core Microsoft Office packages. E Experience Required
? Experience of working within a building services environment. E
? Experience of writing detailed reports. E
? Experience of using a wide variety of IT systems. E

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