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Residential Buildings Assurance Manager

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Job Description

Building Careers are working with a Cheshire based Housing Provider who are looking to appoint a Residential Building Assurance Manager.

The Role

* Provide leadership and cross departmental communication across our clients Asset function, leading on all aspects of safety across our multi-occupied residential buildings, including high rise; critical link in providing assurances to all internal and external stakeholders, ensuring a co-ordinated and consistent approach to building safety.
* Ensure that each building is maintained in line with fire and structural safety and that any alterations or refurbishment plans are fully vetted by all relevant bodies before moving to construction phase.
* Responsible for keeping the occupants of each buildings abreast of existing safety standards being adopted and any changes are communicated fully.
* Identify all existing multi-occupied residential buildings within the portfolio and ensuring they meet all regulatory requirements (including the Housing Act 2004, Housing Health and Rating System (HHSRS) and the Homes (Fit for Human Habitation) Act).

Key Responsibilities

Compliance

Responsibility for ensuring compliance with Landlord statutory obligations and regulatory undertakings including the development and implementation of a comprehensive hazard risk assessment approach (e.g. HHSRS), in particularly ensure compliance with fire and structural based risks in-conjunction with the relevant Asset Compliance Managers.

Property Data

Data owner for all data contained within each building's Safety Case and ensure their ongoing maintenance works are compliant so that risks are proactively identified, and mitigating measures put in place.

Maintain and provide comprehensive, up to date information on all Landlord Compliance risks where there is an obligation to customers, colleagues or third parties related to fire and structural safety.

Ensure suitable systems and data management to record all testing, inspection, hazard risk assessments and remedial works and in-conjunction with the relevant Asset Compliance Managers.

Reporting

Support the creation and use of hazard risk assessment reports, KPIs, management information, with clear mechanisms in place for reporting to Boards, management and appropriate governance levels in-conjunction with the relevant Asset Compliance Managers

Training

Provide and support a comprehensive programme of training in Landlord Compliance and hazard risk assessments, which ensures the Company has the required capacity and capability to deliver its obligations and strategy.

Validation

Work with and support providers of external assurance and validation required to provide confidence that robust and resilient arrangements are in place. Work in collaboration with all delivery agents and monitor their delivery of Landlord Compliance to ensure it satisfies company requirements.

Management, Leadership and Culture Change

Assist with the management of budgets, resources and priorities of the team ensuring effective and efficient use of resources to deliver agreed performance targets and customer satisfaction. Drive culture change across the organisation.

Partnership Working

Identify, build and develop an extensive network of internal/external partnerships to ensure that the interests of the organisation are represented specifically in relation to fire safety and residential buildings. Be an ambassador for the organisation and an advocate for customers.

The Successful Candidate

Experience

* Extensive experience of working in a regulatory and/or compliance environment within the housing sector.
* Knowledge and experience of wider regulatory/compliance areas and how these interact with building safety
* Possess knowledge of Housing Health & Safety, Building Construction and Compliance, with experience of multi occupied buildings, including high rise blocks.
* Co-ordination of building safety requirements within a large property portfolio.
* Contractor and contract management experience. Knowledge and understanding of contract specification monitoring and performance management of contract.
* Good technical knowledge of landlord compliance inspection, hazard risk assessment, certification and data management.
* Up to date knowledge of regulations relating to compliance in social housing
* IT literate including Office 365 and asset management systems, ideally Promaster, and housing management systems, ideally Northgate.

​Skills and Qualifications

· Be educated to degree/diploma level in Environmental Health, Health & Safety or Facilities Management related discipline.

· Hold a professional qualification/membership in property/building related specialism e.g. HHSRS Practitioner, MIFSM, MCIOB, MRICS, CMIOSH, MBIFM

* Have or be working towards:

* BOHS P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings
* NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate
* Certificate of Applied Fire Risk Assessment or equivalent

Required Skills

Building Safety / Building Assurance / Social Housing

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