Building Safety Advisor

London Borough of Hackney
£49,707 - £51,783
Closing date
1 Dec 2022
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Building Safety Advisor

Location: London

Job Ref: HCAA01153

Permanent: Full Time

Salary: £49,707 - £51,783

It is an exciting time to join Hackney Council, one of the most innovative and forward thinking local authorities which prides itself on being a pioneer of many initiatives aimed at ever improving safety of its residents.

We are currently expanding our Building Safety Team and seek a dynamic and experienced safety professional who is passionate about housing and the safety of residents living in our community. You will be supported by a range of building safety, compliance and fire safety professionals to ensure the delivery of the highest standards of safety across housing portfolios and to drive the safer futures initiative. If you are passionate about the safety of residents, like being involved in pioneering projects, proactive and ambitious this is the ideal job for you.

As the Building Safety Adviser you will be reporting directly to the Building Safety Manager and working closely with colleagues across all parts of the Housing Services, the wider council teams and its partners. You will be responsible for a portfolio of high rise residential buildings and engage with residents, local councillors and other stakeholders on implementing requirements of new safety legislation across the board.

You will have experience of working in a health and safety environment within a local authority or similar organisation and will be able to advise key stakeholders and interpret a range of complex health and safety issues in relation to residential buildings.

We offer hybrid working providing you with the flexibility to work from home and, in our offices in Hackney Central, whilst managing your own workload around site visits.

You will have a NEBOSH General/Construction/Fire Certificate or NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent. You will also be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check, which is a requirement of the role.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 01 December 2022

Interview date: W/c 12 December 2022

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available:

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