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.
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:
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.