Building Safety Quality Manager
Grade PO7 Salary: £51,903 - £54,975 - Market Supplement of £9k per annum
Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country, Newham is an exciting and challenging borough that is committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.
The Borough boasts iconic landmarks such as, Green Street, the Olympic Park, Excel centre, Westfield Shopping Centre and the University of East London. Newham is changing rapidly, benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all. The Mayor of London has provided the Borough with £107 million funding through the ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ programme, supporting the construction of 1,100 new homes by 2022. From this we expect to see an additional 2,500 jobs created over the next decade, injecting £1.5 billion to the local economy.
Drive improvement that protects lives
Taking a lead role here in our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll oversee the collation, distribution and control of data across the team and our supply chain. From cladding and building inspections to EWS1 and remediation instructions, you’ll drive continual improvement in resident safety.
Provide insight that supports the right decisions
The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities – informed by the results of our external wall systems survey. Within this setting, you’ll manage the inspection programmes for our buildings and collect the information necessary to develop comprehensive Building Safety Cases. You will advise on assessment, review and develop suitable method statements for the inspection of our building's, building materials and quality of work - acting as a technical safety expert and providing insight on defect identification and remedies.
Use your skills to drive improvement in building quality
We’re looking for someone with considerable experience of managing and advising on quality in relation to building safety – ideally gained in a large organisation. You’ll be an expert when it comes to investigating and resolving building defects - and you’ll be confident working on construction projects right through from initial planning to occupation. You’ll have an excellent knowledge of building pathology, construction methods and materials – as well as the relevant regulations.
You must also have a Building related undergraduate degree or 5 years’ relevant experience in a senior position, relevant to this role and Membership of CIOB or RICS, IFE
For more information regarding the role please click on the link: Job Specification
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role. Please note that this is part of the short listing criteria, any applications that do not have a statement attached will not be short listed.
The closing date for applications is 30th January 2023.