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Residential Building and Site Safety Manager

Bristol City Council
£60,553 - £67,281
Closing date
23 Jul 2022
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About the role

Bristol City Council manages over 28,000 homes, over half of which are flats including 62 high rise buildings. We are looking to recruit a safety expert to lead on the development of an assurance framework for our high risk residential buildings and to provide assurance on the safety case for occupation under the new Fire and Building Safety legislation. In addition the role will lead on construction safety and site safety across our repairs and maintenance operations which includes 600 operatives, surveyors and site caretakers plus contractors.

We are looking for an expert in managing safety and risk, with an understanding of residential buildings and working in and on our occupied homes, engaging closely with our residents. You would be skilled at working across services and with external organisations (e.g. Regulator for Social Housing, HSE, Building Safety Regulator and Fire and Rescue Services). The role will work collaboratively with the Council’s Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing.

Bristol is proud to have invested well in safety in our buildings but have much more to do with the new legislation and resident engagement in the safety of their blocks. Building and Construction Safety requires the right leadership and a proactive, constructive approach to get the best results, so we are looking for these skills to join our dedicated team of leaders in Homes and Landlord Services. We are striving to ensure our residents are safe and feel safe in their homes, and if you have these skills would welcome your application to join us in this effort.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice – mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

Apply via our careers site by submitting your CV along with a Supporting Statement which demonstrates how you meet the criteria outlined within Person Specification. 

Additional Information

For information enquiries please contact Sarah Spicer, Business Innovation Manager at

Closing date: 12 July 2022.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. Appointments will be made on merit.


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