Compliance Project Officer - Fire
Salary Band £32,650 (Recruitment Rate) £34,200 (Confirmed Rate)
Based: Greater Manchester
Closing Date: 16th June 2019
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 400 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 a Compliance Project Officer - Fire (1 post) to join our Property team.
Reporting to the Capital Projects Surveyor you will be responsible for delivering effective management of Fire Safety work packages and updating of electronic retrieval systems across the region in accordance with regulatory undertakings to ensure Onward is fully compliant and reduces any residual risk to customers, colleagues and third parties.
You will ensure that all active fire equipment is commissioned, tested and along with certification are appropriately recorded and validated. You will also ensure effective management and administration of Fire Safety contracts including, monitoring progress, resolution of issues, providing on-site quality controls and financial management of the project, reporting as appropriate.
You will maintain up to date information relating to Fire Safety Compliance risks and ensure that contracts are delivered in accordance with strategy, policy and procedures relating to Fire using agreed KPIs, management information, and assist in production of reports. You will provide input as required into the development of Landlord Compliance risk reduction strategy and procurement strategy.
You will contribute towards investment that mitigates risk and work closely with repairs and maintenance leads in relation to responsive and void maintenance. You will have responsibility for Health and Safety along with compliance and legislative requirements for all fire related activities within the region, including delivery of Fire safety training to colleagues.
In order to be successful you will have a demonstrable track record of management investment programmes particularly fire safety packages of work to a high level of performance. You will have experience of interpreting complex data and using it to inform decisions and you will have demonstrable knowledge of building construction, standards, planning regulations, regulatory standards, and leasehold legislation.
You will have knowledge of Core Housing Systems particularly fire safety management and knowledge of construction contracts and effective contract administration/financial management with commercial understanding of value for money drivers in construction. You will have knowledge and understanding of the requirements of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and on site health and safety.
You should have minimum HNC/D building/construction related qualification and NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (or equivalent), IOSH Managing Safely (or equivalent).
All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation. 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.