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Craven Arms, Shropshire Connexus

Head of Building Safety and Compliance (Social Housing)

Shropshire, Craven Arms plus travel (Hybrid Working)

£72,151 per annum plus 10% car allowance

Permanent, Full Time (37 hours per week with flexibility)

This role has been identified as suitable for Hybrid Working, which will be a combination of home working, working from our office at Craven Arms and travel as your role requires.

At the heart of what we do is delivering Good Quality Affordable Homes for All of our Customers.

Do you believe that customer safety should be a business's number one priority?

We are now looking to appoint a Head of Building Safety and Compliance to lead and support a team providing building safety and compliance services, to ensure they are focused on achieving best practice in building safety and ensuring customer safety.

In this key role, you will manage all Connexus compliance with statutory regulations for building and customer safety including the requirements of the Building Safety Act 2022, Social Housing Regulation Act 2023, and Compliance regulations e.g. Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 and the Fire Safety Order 2005.

The role will require the successful candidate to:

  • Lead the capture and retention of property asset data and building safety information.
  • Engaging with colleagues and customers on building safety and compliance policies and standards. Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and statutory requirements and manage a level of appropriate risk.
  • Contribute as a member of the Connexus Senior Management Team (SMT) providing strong visible and collective leadership across Connexus delivering our strategic vision and PRIDE values.
  • Providing assurance reports to the Executive Management Team, Committees, and the Board.
  • This is a critical role within Connexus to ensure building safety works are delivered in line with regulation demonstrating compliance against property health and safety in all areas.
  • Providing advice on building and customer safety issues and related health and safety legislation and technical matters to the Senior Management Team.
  • Communicate to the wider organisation changes and updates issued by the Social Housing Regulator and any innovative approaches to building and customer safety issues.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Relevant senior experience managing a building safety and compliance service within the Social Housing sector.
  • Substantial experience in a senior property health and safety environment managing a multi-disciplined team, delivering building and customer safety works including, Gas, Electrical, Lifts, Asbestos, Water Hygiene services, and Fire Safety.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current building, customer and colleague safety legislation and the future facing the social housing sector including social housing regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge and understanding of software programs, building safety, compliance, and asset data systems
  • Demonstratable strategic leadership skills, being innovative and results driven, leading others to innovate and change.
  • Exceptional leadership skills to motivate, guide and inspire a team.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation, regulation, and best practice applicable to delivering a customer focused building safety and compliance service.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline; or can demonstrate considerable experience.
  • Recognised qualification in Building/Construction/Property Maintenance/Compliance (for example VRQ level 4 in Gas Safety Management in Social Housing; VRQ 4 in Electrical Safety Management; VRQ 4 in Asset and Building Management Compliance).
  • Leadership/management qualification or can demonstrate considerable experience working at this level.

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.

Closing Date for applications: Tuesday 20th February 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Connexus is a community-focused housing group that aims to deliver good-quality homes and services across Shropshire and Herefordshire. The work our teams do is varied, and no two days are the same.

We provide an excellent offer for colleagues which includes flexible working options combined with some fantastic benefits. We're here to support colleagues at every step of the way with training and development opportunities, helping you make the most of your career. If you want to work with like-minded people and would like to make a difference to the lives of our customers, Connexus could be the right fit for you.

Connexus is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of underrepresentation in its workforce, this is because we understand the importance of difference voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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