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Building Safety Case Manager

Up to £401.79 per day Umbrella
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Managing Consultant – Asset Management, Property Services & Compliance

Paolo Moraldo

Job Description

MMP Consultancy currently have an opportunity for a Building Safety Case Manager to join a West London Local Authority. This will be an interim position paying £401.79p/d Umbrella

My client are looking for someone who can Manage a team of risk assessors / surveyors and overseeing the work of consultants whilst providing fire safety surveying expertise, support and advice to ensure the housing stock is inspected, managed and maintained in accordance with the Fire safety Act, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and any other appropriate Health and Safety Legislation.

Job Purpose:

The Building Safety Manager role is being responsible for Managing the HRRBs in accordance with the Building Safety Act 2022 in alignment to and with maintaining the Golden Thread of Information for the HRRBs 18m and above. Producing safety case (reports), Fire and Emergency files for all HRRBs as well as higher-risk buildings which may include high rise sheltered and hostel accommodation.

Day to day duties:

  • Provide specialist professional and technical advice and reports on all matters to the Accountable person within the functionality of the service, including undertaking the role of professional at hearings, adjudications and legal proceedings etc.
  • Prepare safety case files and Safety Case reports for submission to the Building Safety regulator / HSE.
  • Manage resident engagement within high-rise and/or higher-risk building stock, particularly in ensuring that fire / structural safety concerns are recorded, monitored and dealt with appropriately.
  • Managing direct liaison between my client and the Building Safety Regulator.
  • Prepare specifications of works for one off projects as required to ensure that my client is fully compliant with current statutory Health & Safety and Fire regulations.
  • Work closely with the Planned and Capital Team and post inspect quality of work undertaken during planned programmes.
  • Undertake regular random inspections within the housing stock to ensure a high standard fire safety management is maintained.
  • Work with the London Fire Brigade's inspector responsible for auditing Fire Risk Assessments. Undertake joint inspections on selected buildings, identify remedies, monitor works and produce reports on the results to the Health and Safety Manager.
  • Provide advice to and audit/inspect repair and maintenance contractor's works so that approved materials and products are used across the stock.
  • Prepare and give presentations to tenants and leaseholders on fire safety and prepare articles and advice on fire safety for inclusion within resident's newsletters.
  • Meet with vulnerable tenants to provide them with advice on fire safety.
  • Assist the Health and Safety manager in developing, reviewing and maintaining Fire Safety strategies, policies and a Fire Safety database.
  • Prepare reports on fire safety as and when required.
  • Prioritise and deal with all resident complaints and members enquiries in accordance with the Council's timescales and standards and aim to resolve them to the customer's satisfaction.
  • The role is one of positive intervention and management support based on specialist knowledge and research.
  • The role is required to offer consistent service while coping with stressful situations and fluctuating demands and pressures.
  • There is a requirement to work flexibly in response to the demands of the job, which may require dealing with emergency situations and working beyond normal office hours on occasions.
  • Build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain own up to date knowledge of legislation, advances in technology and best practice relating to the functionality of this post and ensure that it is translated into action.
  • Contribute to the development of policy, practice, procedures and service planning for Asset Management and Property Services and participate in projects, working groups, service developments, audits and reviews as directed.
  • Carry out other duties commensurate with their grade and directed by Head of Service
  • Keep up to date with all changes in building regulations, policies and best practice, research new building products and ensure we are compliant with legislation and good practice.
  • The role holder will be required to work closely and proactively with service managers across the Economy identifying fire safety requirements and advising on how to meet those requirements.
  • Regular contacts will be with colleagues across the Council including HR colleagues, Senior Managers, Council Committees, Members and Lead Members, other Local Authorities, Trade Unions, and a range of internal and external working groups.

Title: Building Safety Case Manager

Day Rate: £401.79p/d Umbrella

Location: Hammersmith, West London

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Voids Surveyor

Up to £276 per day Umbrella

MMP Consultancy currently have an opportunity for a Voids Surveyor to join a local authority based in West London.

This will be an interim position paying £276p/d Umbrella

The successful candidate must be able to be in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham 5 days p/w and will have to have there own transport.

Role purpose

The post holder is responsible for the works within the LBHF repairs team and that work will cover the following areas:-

  • Void Works

Key Tasks

  • To inspect housing stock and building works, prepare specifications; compile tender/contract documentation to deliver repairs and void works.
  • Work within authorised budgets and to agreed quality standards.
  • To excel in customer care provision.
  • Assist all colleagues and contractors in order to achieve top quartile performance in all aspects of maintenance services.
  • Limit risk to the organisation through working knowledge of legislation of risk management.
  • Carry out pre & post inspections.

Title: Voids Surveyor

Rate: £276p/d Umbrella

Location: Hammersmith, West London

list Voids Surveyor

Up to £38.00 per hour Inside IR35

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

Duties:

* 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)

£41418 - £48474 per annum Plus Benefits

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

Up to £40221 per month Plus Benefits

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.

list Head of Health and Safety

Up to £350 per day Umbrella

MMP Consultancy currently have an opportunity for a Head of Health & Safety to join a local authority based in Hampshire

This will be an interim position paying £350 P/Day Umbrella on 6 months contract.

The Role:

  • Have responsibility and organisational authority for the development, implementation and delivery of policies, strategic plans, and programmes, to deliver in 2 separate and key business areas: corporate health and safety services, learning outside of the classroom events and activities.
  • Be part of the Extended Leadership Team of the PH&PP Services sharing the responsibility to deliver all Public Health and Public Protection services and achieving Corporate Business Plan objectives.
  • Have corporate and day-to-day responsibility for the implementation of Workplace Charter principles within and throughout the council's services including the management of the project team and the co-ordination with national public health objectives. To include the development of suitable strategies to achieve and maintain accredited standards; the development of employees' awareness and engagement processes; and the consultation and co-ordination with other public health specialists.
  • Be responsible for the corporate attainment of Workplace Charter standards including the management of the designated project team officer(s) and the Public Health specialists involved in achieving and maintaining Charter standards.
  • Provide expert safety and LoTC advice and leadership to support and inform commissioning and delivery of services across the local authority sector including schools and academies.

develop and utilise information and intelligence systems to underpin health and safety action across services and partner organisations; and lead collation and interpretation of relevant data

  • Lead, motivate and manage a team of staff including specialist professionals from different disciplines.
  • Be an authorised signatory and budget holder and contribute to the formulation of department/service budgets and financial initiatives
  • Commission audits/projects and translate findings into health, safety and LoTC practice.

Job Purpose:

  • To influence political and management planning so that business effectiveness is maximised.

  • To manage key risks as identified by the council's risk management process.

  • To formulate and promulgate the corporate health, safety and well-being policies, procedures and processes.

  • To have direct management responsibility for a range of professionals across 3 disciplines and for Workplace Charter project officer(s); and indirect management of Public Health specialists involved in attaining and maintaining Workplace Charter standards.

  • To lead on the key performance indicators relating to health and safety; interpreting and analysing performance management data and taking action to continuously improve.

  • To be a member of the senior team managing services across each domain of Public Health and Public Protection.

  • To be a member of the council's emergency response team.

  • To prepare reports to inform Cabinet, Corporate Leadership Team, Health and Safety.

  • To be the lead co-ordinator in respect of his Majesty's Inspectors from Health and Safety Executive and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service.

  • To lead and manage the health and safety services so that business effectiveness is maximised and human, legal, reputational and financial losses are minimised.

  • To manage the H&S operational budget and the corporate budget for reasonable adjustments.

  • To empower all employees to act in a safe and healthy manner by providing access to information in respect of workplace health and safety and healthy lifestyle advice

  • To foster partnership working in H&S with Wiltshire Police and other partners and to work collaboratively with Public Health, Public Protection and Environmental Health services in instances where services overlap.

  • To be the lead professional officer in all workplace health and safety matters and to take a lead role in the management of complex or high profile cases providing advice and support to managers as appropriate.

  • To ensure an audit programme is undertaken of premises and services to monitor standards and make recommendations as appropriate in accordance with statutory responsibilities.

  • To ensure a suitable and sufficient range of learning opportunities exist for employees through the development and delivery of a suite of learning and development opportunities including bespoke desktop learning packages.

  • To ensure all accidents, incidents and near misses are properly reported and investigated in accordance with statutory responsibilities.

  • To identify and escalate reports which have a safeguarding aspect in respect of vulnerable adults or children.

  • To ensure managers and employees have access to a reliable, accurate and professional advisory service in accordance with statutory responsibilities.

  • To oversee the consultative arrangements between management and employees' representatives in accordance with statutory responsibilities.

  • To devise, promote and deliver a traded specialist training service to the maintained school sector covering all statutory areas of responsibility.

  • To devise, promote and deliver a traded specialist training service to school governors covering all statutory areas of responsibility.

  • To specify, market and deliver a traded specialist health and safety advisory service to non-maintained schools and Academies.

  • To provide a Radiation Protection Officer service to schools and others in accordance with the Ionising Radiation Regulations.

  • To undertake an electronic annual school audit process to establish compliance with statutory duties.

list Maintenance Surveyor

£38100 - £44114 per annum Plus £1,800 Car Allowance Benefits

MMP Consultancy currently have an opportunity for a Maintenance Surveyor to join a housing association covering a patch of Covering a patch of Hastings to St Leonards

This will be a permanent position paying £38,100 - £44,114 £1,800 Car Allowance.

The Role:

The primary function of the role is to provide a responsive repair and void surveying service for My Client

To ensure that all My Clients owned and managed properties are maintained to the highest possible standards and that all statutory and regulatory requirements are met.

To ensure staff, residents, leaseholders, managing agencies and property owners are provided with a high standard of service.

Job Purpose:

  • To undertake the management of responsive repairs including taking corrective action where necessary and report regularly to the Contract Manager on progress.
  • To analyse and assess building defects, provide remedial proposals and prepare specifications for remedial repairs.
  • To ensure that specifications are up to date and meet current legislative standards.
  • To obtain where necessary quotations and estimates, in accordance with our procurement procedures.
  • To maintain communication and consultation to the highest possible standards of customer care with all stakeholders.
  • To ensure work is carried out within the budgets and value for money is achieved, by monitoring and reporting on performance.
  • To continuously identify ways of delivering the service in a more efficient and effective way.
  • To suggest improvements to procedure, processes and quality control.
  • To provide advice to other staff, both technical and non-technical, on construction and building related matters. This is to include desktop reviews of drawings and specifications for new developments to advise the Soft Landings team members of issues to be resolved.
  • Monitor the performance of contractors and consultants and provide reports to the Contract Manager or Head of Service.
  • Carry out post inspection/quality control checks on works and pursue any necessary redress to achieve satisfactory completion.
  • Carry out H&S spot checks and monitor contractors and ensure contractors are working safely and complying with all relevant Health & Safety risk assessments and method statements.
  • To manage complaints through the complaints process, receiving, taking ownership and providing written responses as required.
  • Undertake the role of lead officer for responsive repair and void works and follow my clients contract management framework.
  • To monitor and keep accurate records of progress on site, including a record of any variations, snagging and health and safety records. Accurately update Orchard and APEX on the progress of all jobs. Accurately record and acknowledge all customer contacts, complaint details, actions and learning points on CRM/CD.
  • Promote and encourage customers to verify and self-serve on our customer portal and mobile app.
  • Embrace and promote my clients culture, values and behaviours, helping to create an environment which is supportive, and a place where it's enjoyable to work.
  • To carry out any tasks deemed appropriate or required by the Contract Manager or Head of Service with the team, to create greater resilience across service charge setting activities.
  • Be available for OOH cover, when necessary, as per the agreed rota for Contract Services