BHCC's Housing Directorate is looking for a talented and motivated candidate for a Health, Safety and Compliance Manager role within the busy Repairs and Maintenance Department.
Do you have experience of managing Health & Safety across multiple sites with a high volume of tasks? Do you have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate and influence both colleagues and customers? Do you have experience in compliance roles including Fire Safety?
If so, our role for a talented and motivated Health, Safety & Compliance Manager within the busy Repairs and Maintenance Department may be of interest to you.
For an informal discussion, please contact Sam Crick - Operations Manager on 07786712315 or Sam.Crick@brighton-hove.gov.uk
About the role
You will be working alongside Repairs & Maintenance Management Team To ensure all operations within the Repairs and Maintenance Service are conducted according to the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and all relevant legislation and council policy. You will be Responsible for providing professional, specialist and technical support working directly with management teams across the Repairs and Maintenance Service.
The role involves ensuring Housing Repairs and Maintenance have appropriate safety management arrangements in place, delivered in accordance with the health and safety policy. Ensuring a proportionate approach to risk management and legal compliance through interpreting legislation and guidance and working with R&M managers to put this into practice.
You will also be responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team who deliver high standard housing repairs and project activities to Housing properties across the City. You will have excellent customer service skills and an understanding of the needs of our diverse staff and customers and be able to tailor delivery accordingly while satisfying all safety, quality and cost control standards.
The service currently has a considerable backlog of outstanding repairs and you will play a key role in tackling this work and being proactive in motivating the teams to achieve targets and deadlines to realise these goals in a safe, compliant manner.
Performance objectives will include analysing and identifying health and safety issues within the Repairs and Maintenance Service area and working with other specialist health and safety staff, R&M management and operational teams to implement appropriate solutions through training, process change and compliance.
This is an opportunity to develop your managerial experience in a fast-paced environment. Delivering these projects requires resilience and determination and our focus on customer service makes this work rewarding as we are able to deliver housing improvements to residents across our city.
In return for your skills and hard work, we offer:
- A standard working week of 37 hours per week plus 5.5 hours of contracted overtime (Monday – Friday 08.00 – 17.00). Part-time hours are also available.
- A full induction with job shadowing and on-going mentoring and development
- Paid annual leave
- Pension scheme
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is term-time only. For part time applicants, where your working week is less than the council’s basic 37 hour week, contracted overtime rated pay will not form part of your working hours. This is because overtime rated pay is payable for hours worked in excess of the council’s basic 37 hour week. Your starting salary will be pro rata based on the basic annual salary elements of pay between £40,876 & £43,857.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.