• Job description

    Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.

    We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 500 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

    In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.

    We are looking for an Building Safety Manager (2 posts) to join our Landlord Compliance Team working at specific sites in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

    An exciting opportunity to join Onward in two new posts to ensure we comply with all current regulations with regards to building safety, that will promote and communicate building safety throughout Onward and with our customers of high ris k residential buildings.

    With safety and security being our priority for our customers, this role has been developed to ensure they lead on the requirements of the Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Act 2021. This includes ensuring health and safety compliance including all document management being valid and evidenced including maintaining the Building Safety Case and ensuring the conditions in the Building Registration Certificate are complied with to the satisfaction of the Accountable person and the Building Safety Regulator.

    You will develop and maintain a management system for contractor access control, ensuring that all work carried out is in accordance with contract conditions, service level agreements (SLA’s), quality assessment programmes, due diligent processes and health and safety practices.

    It is essential that you are able to demonstrate extensive experience of relevant building management experience in commercial buildings and/or compl ex residential properties, with knowledge and experience in the operation of relevant statutory regulations, including health and safety matters including CDM, compliance, fire and structural safety. You should demonstrate a methodical approach to work, with sound organisational skills, within a team environment but also an ability to work on your own. You should have experience of working in a customer-focused environment providing colleagues, visitors and customers with an excellent service. Quality communication skills will complement your project management skills to assist in planned/reactive works to the premises.

    It is essential you hold a professional qualification in a property/building related specialism but equally are prepared to undertake further qualifications including the CIOB Building Safety Management training when released and be able capable of holding fire safety (licensed building) certificates going forward.

    To enable us to capitalise on the benefits of more flexible ways of working, for our customers, colleagues and to support sustainability, we have developed Onward ‘WorkSpace’. This is our approach that focuses on work being the thing that we do that makes a difference to our customers, not the place we go. This role is predominately based in our Neighbourhoods and you will attend the office as and when required.

    As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

    If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on [email protected] and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.

    Employment Details

    • Employment Type: Full time
    • Pay: £52,900 Annually


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