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Building Safety Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC777
  • Location: Shefford, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: A housing association based in Central Bedfordshire is looking for Building H&S/Compliance Officer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full relevant Health & Safety qualification, ideally Asbestos and Water Hygiene experience, extensive experience undertaking Building Compliance work with regards to COVID regulations and ideally a strong background in local authority contracts.

The main purpose of the role is to lead the COVID-19 Service arrangements for the client and ensure buildings including schools are compliant with the range of COVID-19 issues.

The main responsibilities and experience needed to undertake the role are as follows;

Provide customer focused specialist advice regarding COVID-19 Regulations and guidance within the Councils and externally including keeping up to date with current and emerging legislation, best practice and policy and ensuring continuous development and improvement in services.
To maintain the performance and progress reports on Covid-19 compliance work and statistical data as required by the Head of FM and Buildings H&S Manage.
To monitor and report on the status of compliance and risks and develop technical requirements to enable compliance. To ensure that the client can demonstrate compliance with all statutory legal requirements for the corporate property portfolio.
Continually review and audit Health and Safety asset information available on the Council's property management systems and other relevant databases.
Commission, and where practicable carryout, and review property related risk assessments including fire, water and asbestos. Manage the Council's fire, asbestos and legionella management plans for the corporate property portfolio. Ensure the recommendations contained are actioned by the responsible person and/or organise works through contractors.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
BOHS P405 Management of Asbestos or equivalent
BOHS P902 Water Hygiene Management or equivalent
In depth experience of Health and Safety legislation and working methods that need to be applied to ensure building compliance
Extensive experience of working within a compliance role impacting on statutory Health and Safety issues

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering a rate of £20 p/hr Umbrella Ltd (Approx. £510 p/week NET after deductions) for the duration of the assignment. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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