Compliance and Building Safety Manager

A senior post in Ipswich Borough Council, in one of its largest front line services. Compliance and Building Safety Manager will be a senior management post within the Maintenance & Contracts (Housing) service dedicated to continuous improvement, efficient services and improving housing safety and standards for our customers. Building Safety and Compliance is at the top of the Council’s priorities.

A senior post in Ipswich Borough Council, in one of its largest front line services.

The Maintenance and Contracts service spends circa. £25 million annually repairing, maintaining and improving a retained housing stock of approximately 7500 properties and 15 sheltered schemes to our local “Ipswich Standard”. The Council takes a holistic approach to building safety and stock management and has one seamless service that is now responsible for everything in connection with the asset management of that stock; from initial design to completing works on site on a right first-time basis using our own directly employed trade teams.

Compliance and Building Safety Manager will be a senior management post within the Maintenance & Contracts (Housing) service dedicated to continuous improvement, efficient services and improving housing safety and standards for our customers. Building Safety and Compliance is at the top of the Council’s priorities.

Housing is a flagship service of Ipswich Borough Council and it is a service that is vital for our tenants and very much in the public eye – as you would expect with such a range of work. Our employees and appointed contractors do everything from day-to-day repairs, refurbishing properties whilst void, disabled adaptations, major regeneration, planned and capital improvement schemes as well as providing a Community Caretaking Service. As you would expect we have a large vehicle fleet and work from a significant depot facility that includes our own stores, in house joinery workshop and waste facility.

As such, it is a great opportunity to make your mark at Ipswich and develop your career at the Council. Innovation and aspiration are encouraged. The varied workload will enable you to refine your existing skills as well as develop new ones.

Specifically, this post will be responsible for:

  • To be responsible for ensuring and reporting on compliance within UK Compliance Standards across all the Council’s housing stock.
  • To work with other M&C teams, Service Areas and Stakeholders to ensure all compliance inspections are carried out at the appropriate frequencies and in a timely manner, and where necessary, ensure all rectification actions are appropriately allocated and completed to a high standard and recorded as such to maintain a compliant and safe environment for all residents and visitors.
  • To work with a team of surveying and technical officers including allocation, programming, monitoring and progressing work of the team. Ensure quality and safety standards are met and compliance with specification.
  • Prepare reports and give professional/technical building safety and compliance advice. Coordinate and provide training of other non-technical staff on compliance related subjects.
  • For details of other responsibilities, see the Job Description

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in a comparable environment.
  • A degree qualification and/or membership of a relevant professional organisation.
  • Experience of managing building safety and compliance as well as leading staff and contractors.
  • Experience of business planning, change management and continuous improvement in a similar environment.

As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, learning and development opportunities, flexible working opportunities, wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Paul Pledger on 01473 432779 on paul.pledger@ipswich.gov.uk

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview in person.  Interviews will be held week commencing 6th May 2024.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Location

Gipping House

Salary

£44,428 – £46,464

Application closing date

24th April 2024
 

Job type

Full time

37 hours per week

Permanent

Requisition reference

REQ00826

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000