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Building Safety Manager

£62000 - £68000 per annum (Inclusive of £9000 Market Supplement)

Paolo Moraldo Managing Consultant – Asset Management, Property Services & Compliance

Job Description

MMP Consultancy currently have an opportunity for a Building Safety Manager to join a local authority based in Berkshire. This will be a permanent position paying £62,000 - 68,000 (Inclusive of market supplement) plus benefits.

This role will involve flexible/hybrid working with a minimum expectation of being in the offices 2 days p/w.

Job Purpose:

  • To assist the Compliance Manager and Surveying team in ensuring all medium/high rise buildings and construction work undertaken by RBC are safe and compliant with regulations
  • To monitor, track and deliver key compliance works with regard to the Fire Safety and Building Safety Bill for my clients High Rise stock.

Service Provisions:

  • The Post holder will assist the Compliance Manager with managing the Principal Accountable Person function, under the Building Safety Bill.
  • Preparing the organisation for new and upcoming changes in fire safety
  • Responsible for coordination and overseeing all construction and service related works to the 7 Highrise blocks and carry out the duties of an accountable person with regard to these blocks.
  • Reviews and ensure all H&S files for all high and medium-rise building are in place or developed. Produces an in-depth manual for publication regarding all services and structural issues identified for high rise buildings, similar to a H&S file.
  • Attend month managers meetings to feedback on the current position, raise concerns and seek resolutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring KPI's for the buildings are 100% compliant and taking action to remedy if non-compliant. To develop monitor and report on KPI's and compliance issues.
  • Pays particular attention to risks associated with being a landlord and ensures that there are individual risk plans for each block, on these areas: fire, water, gas electricity and asbestos and legionella. Carry out risk assessments, identify compliance issues and provide solutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring any outstanding works or issues regarding services to the blocks are reported and resolved imminently. Ensures all high-rise blocks of flats FRA actions are completed.
  • Provide and be responsible for robust project level Construction Design Management (CDM) risk assessments and associated plans for all Property Maintenance, Reinvestment and Mechanical & Electrical projects relating to these blocks.
  • Carry out regular site inspections/audits Visiting each high-rise block at least bi-monthly.
  • Organises quarterly resident meetings to ensure residents are fully informed on risks, services and any impending works or outstanding actions and provide a single point of contact to all residents living in the high-rise blocks.
  • Meet regularly with the compliance team in order to update the team on any outstanding fire safety issues that remain unresolved.
  • Builds relationships with relevant contractors and customers to ensure H&S risks to blocks are tailored for each individual site.
  • Facilitates a project to ensure floor plans for each block are either obtained or drawn.
  • Coherent knowledge of fire safety, asbestos register, legionella risk, electrical safety and gas safety issues.
  • Responsible to tendering construction work including individual contracts relating to the Highrise blocks.
  • The negotiate and let framework agreements/partnering contracts for buildings are services to the high-rise blocks.
  • To formulate and produce policy documents where required.
  • Developing and implementing fire safety inspection and audit programmes on complex buildings.
  • Advising on improvements and projects the occur within the exciting and complex stock supported by a collaborative and knowledgeable workforce.
  • Maintaining and operating information management systems to facilitate safe management of the buildings.
  • Maintaining and managing the safety case for the buildings to that the risks are proactively identified, and mitigating measures put in place and maintenance.
  • Identifying and ensuring the necessary and appropriate building remediation is undertaken to ensure that the conditions set out in building registration certificate are met.
  • Reporting mandatory occurrences the Building Safety Regulator.

Title: Building Safety Manager

Day Rate: £62,000 - 68,000 (Inclusive of market supplement) plus benefits.

Location: Reading, Berkshire


list Voids Surveyor

MMP Consultancy is currently sourcing for Voids Surveyor for an initial interim contract with a Public-Sector organisation in Hertfordshire.

Working within social housing to manage Voids duties including Minor and Major works. Holding high standards of quality, time and value for money.

Title: Voids Surveyor
Salary: £38 per hour - Inside IR35 (36 hours per week)
Location: Hertfordshire
Contract: Rolling Contract


* Delivery of Voids service, being able to inspect properties and create specifications of works which is fit for purpose for tenants.
* Ensure contractor engagement and management in the delivery of works provided.
* Post inspection of works complete to guarantee a good quality of service.
* Deliver fit-for-purpose, safe, and good-quality properties to tenants on behalf of the social housing entity.
* Prioritise tenants with value for money and efficient delivery of work.
* Provide a defect-free period of at least 6 months after work.
* Manage the auditable and compliance information required, ensuring the system is completely updated and all invoices are paid when appropriate.
* Work with partners to set, coordinate, track, and ensure completion of voids with other services to get things done for the customer that meet or exceed customers' expectations.
* Dealing with unacceptable contractor performance ensuring all issues are remedied.
* Maintain up-to-date records and provide monthly statistical and qualitative information to the Voids and Maintenance Manager in respect of service performance indicators and progress against targets and budgets. Attending contractors' monitoring meetings as required to give performance feedback.
* Ensure records are kept up to date and information circulated to all relevant stakeholders including contractors, Lettings, Property Services, Housing Needs, Neighbourhood Services, Rent Accounting, Adaptations and Regeneration teams.

Desirable Qualifications

* HNC, HND, BTEC HND or higher, in a building discipline, or over 5 years of hands-on experience in related repairs surveying/ construction from a trade background.
* Relative experience of building maintenance in a local authority or other registered social landlord.
* Experience of working to strict deadlines within a busy multi-agency setting
* Experience in the management and administration of domestic building repairs
* Demonstrable experience of controlling costs expenditure of maintenance works

list Contract Manager (Voids)

MMP Consultancy currently have an opportunity for a Contracts Manager (Voids) to join a local authority based in East Devon.

This will be a permanent position paying £41,418 - £48,474 per annum plus benefits

The Role:

  • The postholder will be responsible for managing reactive repairs team to ensure that my client provide the right repair at the right time, fix and stay fixed.

  • The postholder will be responsible for managing the integration and on-going management of the Councils Integrated Asset Management Contract.

  • The postholder will be responsible for ensuring that void properties are returned to standard, on time and within budget.

  • The post holder will be responsible for producing and monitoring KPI's, financial monitoring and control of works orders and will be the Contractors main point of contact.

  • The postholder is responsible for the management of a team of technical staff working on repairs and void works.

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for the day to day repair and maintenance of the Council's housing stock, including the management of staff and budgets.

  • To develop and maintain a partnership ethos and work with the Contractor to successfully deliver the Integrated Asset Management Contract.

  • Provide effective leadership and strong performance management of the Repairs and Voids Teams using service planning and measurement, the Performance Excellence Framework, regular one to ones and team meetings.

  • Lead the Maintenance Surveyors and work closely with the Property and Asset Manager to ensure the Property and Asset Team achieve its objectives, targets and performance measures.

  • Ensure that empty properties are brought up to our lettable/void standard within target times and that void and compliance procedures are followed.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance matters relating to the Integrated Asset Management Contract across the stock are managed in line with current legislation together with the Compliance Officer to ensure the safety of tenants and their properties at all times.

  • Ensure we are leading good practice in relation to our approach to asbestos, gas safety, fire risks and all other areas of statutory compliance and safety across our stock.

  • To effectively monitor, manage and analyse the contract KPI's including cost control and undertake regular quality inspections. This involves identifying trends, liaising with the contractor and taking remedial action in the event of service failure.

  • To investigate and rectify complaints, both formal and informal regarding void and reactive repairs. Identify any learning outcomes and ensure any improvements to procedures are implemented.

  • To prepare, allocate, manage, monitor and record budgets and take remedial action where trends may indicate overspend.

  • To collate and analyse statistical information on Repairs, assess trends and works with the Asset Management Team on the future planned maintenance programme. Ensure data relating to replacement of property components is reported back to Assets in the correct way.

  • Ensure that repair jobs are properly recorded on the OpenHousing system, coded, ordered and invoices processed efficiently.

  • To work with the contractor in the development of an effective list of standardised components in conjunction with the Asset Management Team.

  • To work with the Property and Asset Management team to investigate, address and respond to complaints from tenant and leaseholders in accordance with the corporate complaints procedure. Also to deal with enquiries raised on behalf of residents from Cllrs.

  • To ensure that the repairs team oversee works in progress including variations to the costed scope of the work, standard of workmanship and materials and that work not covered in the original order is processed correctly in accordance with procedures relating to variations

  • Ensure the Council achieves value for money at all times and complies with Council Standing Orders and Financial Regulations. Maximise our procurement savings by ensuring contractors use materials and services provided through Advantage South West and/or other supply chain procurement arrangements.

list Maintenance Surveyor

MMP Consultancy currently have an opportunity for a Maintenance Surveyor to join a local authority based in East Devon.

This will be a permanent position paying £40,221 per annum plus benefits

The Role:

To provide the day-to-day repair service to tenants and maintain the Council's housing stock. To manage the day-to-day repair/void contracts and contractors to a high standard providing high quality repair services to the Council and tenant. To support the Senior Technical Officer and other technical staff in achieving the priorities and objectives of the Council.

Job Purpose:

  • Dealing with the reactive and planned property maintenance requirements of the Council's dwellings within a prescribed budget and aligned to the contract, and to ensure compliance with the current Decent Homes Standard.
  • Investigate repair requests, diagnose faults and complaints, commission repairs and supervise them through to completion. Carrying out pre and post inspections of repairs in line with the current contract requirements.
  • Establish appropriate effective working relationships with the current contractor/s which support and grow the partnership.
  • Provide a supportive technical duty surveyor function to the current contractor/s, and the contact centre team on a rota basis.
  • Undertake the preparation of condition surveys to enable the implementation of the planned and cyclical maintenance programmes.
  • To manage the quoted works and exclusion works elements of this contract to ensure value for money and accuracy of these works in line with the contract.
  • Processing/managing claims for payment in line with specific Contract terms, set limits, Statutory Regulations, procurement rules and the councils Standing Orders.
  • Monitoring contractors on site and reporting on performance issues while ensuring value for money.
  • Survey properties to identify, log and deal with the presence of asbestos based materials.
  • To be involved in regular operational meetings with the current term contractor in order to assess contract performance.
  • Check dwellings to ensure that the Council meets its legal responsibility in relation to Statutory Compliance in line with current Regulations, e.g., gas, electric, fire, legionella, solid fuel etc.
  • To support the void team where required in preparing work specifications within tight time schedules to meet performance indicators, including pre and post inspect void works, financial management of voids etc.
  • Ensure contractors work safely and within the current Health and Safety/CDM Requirements.
  • Determining those repairs which are the tenant's responsibility and implementing the Council's Recharge Procedure.
  • Assisting in the management of disrepair claims to include reviewing the matter, carrying out detail site inspections, preparing detail Reports and initiating repairs.
  • Assisting in the management of complaints to include acting as a point of contact, reviewing the matter, carrying out detail site inspections, preparing detail Reports and resolving all issues.
  • Help to update the Council's Stock Survey records held by the team, using existing property databases.
  • To help deal with general correspondence concerning property matters.
  • Assist in advancing tenant participation and involvement to ensure that tenants and leaseholders influence the management and maintenance of their homes.
  • Support the Council's approach to equalities and diversity ensuring that our services and policies identify, address and promote the needs of our diverse community. This includes the need for safety of children and other vulnerable people.
  • Take personal responsibility for the relevant aspects of the Council's Health and Safety Policy.
  • Ensure awareness and compliance with the Council's policies, Code of Conduct and Constitution.