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Head of Resident Building Safety

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Job Introduction

Job Title: Head of Resident Building Safety

Salary Banding: £70,000 - £80,000

Job Location: Home working

Contract Duration:  Permanent

Hours (weekly): 35 hours

Are you a subject matter expert in Building Safety, looking for a role that offers a high level of autonomy and an opportunity to shape the change?

Your Housing Group is a next generation housing provider. With 25,000+ homes across the North West, our portfolio is large and diverse. At the heart of what we do is the desire to build further quality homes and play our part in solving the national housing crisis. Our portfolio ranges from social and affordable rentals, through to retirement living developments and innovative private rental offers. We are proud to be providing homes which help people to live independently and step on and off the property ladder at different stages of their lives. “Keeping Everyone Safe” whist achieving this goal is our number one priority! Due to this, we are now looking to appoint a Head of Resident Building Safety.

Your Housing Group is growing and evolving, we have recently been named a strategic partner to Homes England making it a great time to come and get involved. This partnership means there are some fantastic multi-team programmes on the horizon including further new homes development, construction projects, established asset investment and planned works as we continue grow our portfolio and upgrade our existing portfolio of assets.

The Head of Resident Safety is a brand-new role here at YHG, and offers a unique opportunity to make a huge impact in shaping the change within Building Safety throughout the full project lifecycle of property, lead on all aspects of safety across our assets and act as the guardian of resident and building safety for the Group.

The role of Head of Resident Building Safety comes with the highest level of autonomy. Reporting into the Director of Property and Building Safety, you will have full accountability for the design, development and effective communication throughout the business of our resident building safety strategy (ensuring it is both agile in response to requirements and fit for purpose). The development of this strategy will have a major impact on how we interact with our customers and develop best in class residential building safety standards.

As Head of Resident Building Safety, you not only have the opportunity to design the safety policies and processes required to take new legislation through the business as best practice, but also to build a team around you, appoint and partner with consultants where needed to develop property and risk methodologies and manage this through to business as usual. You genuinely will be seen as our subject matter expert on residential building safety and the critical link between our Board, Directors, staff and internal/external stakeholders, providing assurances on the safety of our residents and buildings.

A keen influencer and facilitator, you will be visible and able to give clear direction, identify gaps in process, and create and roll out effective solutions, yet also strategically minded, able to assess the wider picture, identify shifts in safety requirements and limit risk within both legacy and new development projects. Ideally you will also be a confident relationship builder and communicator keen to collaborate effectively with other senior leaders and their teams within Assets, Health & Safety, Development, Facilities and Compliance.

To be successful in this role and due to its high level of importance to the business, you will need a strong understanding of risk management within buildings (which is likely to include of fire safety) at a Senior level, within a similarly complex and regulated company to our own. We would expect the Head of Resident Building Safety to be educated to degree level or hold a relevant equivalent membership (RICS, RIBA, MCIOB)

Along with the unprecedented opportunity this role can offer, our Head of Resident Building Safety will be provided with a competitive salary of £70,000 - £80,000, plus 9/10% car allowance. Other benefits include home working options, 26 days holiday (23 contractual, 3 non-contractual) plus bank holidays, option to buy further holidays, BUPA medical insurance, Contributory pension (matched up to 8%), life insurance, medical benefits scheme and subsidised gym memberships.

In addition to the above you will embrace the culture of continuous improvement to support Value for Money throughout the organisation and have a passion for doing things right first time.

Prior to completing your application, please review the attached Role Profile to better understand the role and key responsibilities.            

Closing date: 5th July 2020         

Should we receive a high number of applications, we may close this vacancy earlier than the date indicated above, therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Your Housing Group values diversity and encourages applications from all communities. Your Housing Group operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for tenants or anyone who resides in a Your Housing Group property.  It also operates the scheme for any applicants who declare they have a disability. Those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the role as set out in the role profile will be guaranteed an interview.  Some roles may be subject to probity checks which will override the scheme where a potential conflict of interest or a probity matter has been identified.  YHG3

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