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Compliance Surveyor (Fire) - Career poster

Date Posted: May 09, 2023
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Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colchester City Council. As part of the local business community since 2003, we are an award-winning organisation providing management and maintenance services to around 7,000 residential properties and the Council's commercial and public buildings, including Colchester Castle and Colchester Town Hall.

CBH is a fantastic place to work, delivering vital services and making a real difference to our tenants' and leaseholders' lives. We are an ambitious organisation focused on delivering great value services that make a difference and our vision is to enable customers, colleagues and communities to thrive.

About the role

Building safety has always been an important area of Colchester Borough Homes' activity. As an organisation we're taking the necessary steps to ensure that we address all of the requirements of legislation, including the relatively new Building Safety Act and Fire Safety Act as well as emerging themes from the Social Housing Regulation Bill currently being considered in Parliament. We also need to ensure our ongoing compliance with the "Big 6" Health and Safety categories (Asbestos, Legionella, Gas, Lifts, Fire & Electrical). CBH requires a staffing structure with the necessary capacity and resources to meet these demands.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in our newly created Building Safety team. We're recruiting a Compliance Surveyor (Fire) who will report into the Building Safety Manager (Fire, Asbestos and Legionella). The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and application of CBH's fire safety strategy, ensuring that key actions are informed and agreed with the Local Fire Authority and other relevant enforcement agencies.

The successful candidate will also be accountable for maintaining our robust Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) process to inform and ensure fire safety across all CBH managed property assets, including domestic homes, communal spaces and commercial assets, as well as being accountable for ensuring CBH's full compliance with all current and emerging fire safety regulations.

About you

Applicants must have an understanding and working knowledge of repairs, project management and planned maintenance.

Applicants must also have knowledge of current fire safety building and construction legislation.

Benefits of working for CBH

In return, we are offering a competitive salary, including excellent benefits, which include:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme with a 20.2 % employer contribution
  • Excellent training, development, and progression opportunities
  • Generous annual leave entitlement, 23 days annual leave (increasing to 26 days after 5 years' service), plus bank and public holidays and two extra company holidays during the Christmas period.
  • The opportunity to buy up to another 5 days holiday, subject to conditions
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Benefits Platform
  • Provision of a smartphone and laptop
  • Free parking (for when you're in the office)
  • Discounted gym member - corporate membership rate at Leisure World and the Northern Gateway.
  • 1 Volunteering Day per year
  • Free Flu Jab
  • Agile Working at Colchester Borough Homes means having some flexibility about when, where and how we work to best meet the needs of your role and service area.

Other employee benefits include payment of a professional subscription, free yearly eye tests plus a contribution towards glasses for VDU use.

Interviews will be held face-to-face, during week commencing 15th May 2023.

Equality & Diversity Commitment

Colchester Borough Homes is an equal opportunities employer. As part of our continued commitment to Equality and Diversity, and our workforce accurately reflecting the community we represent, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and applicants who have status as an individual with a physical or mental disability. We are a Disability Confident Employer and a Mindful Employer. We also hold accreditations for Working Well, Investors in People Gold status and the Armed Forces Covenant.

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    Colchester, United Kingdom
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  • Apply Before:
    Jun 06, 2023

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