The roles

Salary: £58,566 - £72,621

Define the strategy that shapes our service

Heading up our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll oversee the strategic planning and operational delivery of Fire and Building Safety across our Housing portfolio. From shaping the direction of our new service to defining our response to the draft Building Safety Bill, you’ll make sure we have everything in place to ensure the safety of our residents. You’ll take responsibility for the detailed consultation arrangement with residents too – putting their needs right at the heart of our work.

Deliver innovation that inspires the industry

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll strive to innovate. You’ll develop our fire safety investment budget for upgrading existing Housing stock, circa £90m – and implement the tall blocks inspection programme that ensures ongoing building safety and satisfies lender requirements under the EWS1 process. Planning future remediation works, developing a strong relationship with the new Regulator for Building Safety, and liaising with leaders across the Council, you’ll grow our service into a sector leader.

Drive change that protects lives

It’s a challenging role and one that will call on your senior management experience, property background and ability to build excellent relationships at the highest levels. You’ll be a confident presenter, with impressive communication skills and an expert understanding of the regulatory environment. You’ll also have a working knowledge of fire safety and remediation projects – and be familiar with delivering remediation programmes from start to finish. You’ll need exceptional project management and analysis skills too.

Head of Building Safety Job Description

Salary: £52,722 - £64,422

Develop the Policy that protects people’s lives

Heading up our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll take operational responsibility for Fire Safety across Council owned and managed housing – ensuring we meet all legislative and regulatory standards and that our residents are safe in their homes. From the preparation and delivery of the FRA programme to the development of our Fire Safety Management Policy, you’ll implement quality assurance processes and use performance data to evaluate and monitor improvement right across the Borough.

Provide the expertise to delivery change

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll provide professional advice on all areas of Fire Safety Management, and deliver regular reports to Senior Management and Elected Members. You’ll lead an expert technical team to manage every aspect of Fire Safety and support our improvement projects too.

Use your skills to inspire the industry

It’s a challenging role and one that will call on your senior management experience, fire safety and risk assessment knowledge, and your ability to build excellent relationships at the highest levels. An expert understanding of PAS 79, BS 9999 and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will be essential. You’ll be a confident presenter, with impressive communication and analytical skills, and experience of change management and project planning in a complex organisation. You’ll also have IFE, IFSM and IFPO Membership.

Head of Fire Safety Job Description

Salary: £48,819 - £51,837

Drive improvement that protects lives

Taking a lead role here in our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll oversee the collation, distribution and control of data across the team and our supply chain. From cladding inspections and MHCLG consolidated guidance to EWS1 and remediation instructions, you’ll drive continual improvement in resident safety.

Provide insight that supports the right decisions

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities – informed by the results of our External Wall Systems survey. Within this setting, you’ll manage the inspection programmes for our buildings and collect the information necessary to develop comprehensive Building Safety Cases. You will advise on assessment, review and develop safe method statements for the inspection of our building's, building materials and installation - acting as a technical safety expert and providing insight on defect identification and remedies. In short, you’ll deliver the information we need to ensure that our buildings are safe. 

Use your skills to drive change across the industry

We’re looking for someone with considerable experience of managing and advising on quality in relation to building safety – ideally gained in a large organisation. You’ll be an expert when it comes to investigating and resolving building defects - and you’ll be confident working on construction projects right through from initial planning to occupation. You’ll also be familiar with researching, developing and implementing policy and strategy, and have an excellent knowledge of building pathology, construction methods and materials – as well as the relevant regulations. Professional membership will be essential.

Building Safety Quality Manager Job Description

Salary: £48,819 - £51,837

Drive improvement that protects lives

Taking a lead role here in our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll oversee the collation, distribution and control of data across the team and our supply chain. From cladding inspections and MHCLG consolidated guidance to EWS1 and remediation instructions, you’ll drive continual improvement in resident safety.

Provide insight that supports the right decisions

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities – informed by the results of our building surveys, compliance activity and general asset information, you’ll manage the collection, validation and provide assurance on all of the building information that is needed to support the development of the building safety case file and report. In short, you’ll deliver the information we need to demonstrate that our buildings are safe.

Use your skills to drive change across the industry

We’re looking for someone with considerable experience both in data management and data management systems in relation to building safety – ideally gained in a large organisation. You’ll be an expert when it comes to investigating and managing large data sets, developing data collection systems, and providing advice on new technologies and software. Aware of the benefits of BIM and how this can be applied to the work of the team and the management of existing occupied assets - and you’ll be confident working on construction projects right through from initial planning to occupation. You’ll also be familiar with researching, developing and implementing processes in data management, and have an excellent knowledge of building construction.

Building Safety Information Manager Job Description

Salary: £48,819 - £51,837

Put people at the heart of things

Taking a lead role here in our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll oversee all our engagement and communication activity with residents – making sure they are fully informed about building and fire safety, and that we have an excellent understanding of what it most important to them. This is very much going to be a two-way conversation – and an ongoing one.

Be a driving force for change

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities – informed by the results of our External Wall Systems survey. Within this setting, you’ll provide specialist operational management, support compliance and deliver policy development. You’ll prepare safety cases, oversee structural and fire safety surveys, and implement key elements of the Building Safety Bill. In short, you’ll help us to become a driving force in the housing sector.

Use your skills to protect lives

Bringing with you experience of working on construction projects and excellent negotiation skills, you’ll share our commitment to creating safe homes and working with the people who live in them. You’ll be confident researching, developing and implementing policy and strategy, and have an expert knowledge of building pathology, construction methods and materials – as well as the relevant regulations. Professional training and qualification will be necessary.

Building & Resident Safety Manager Job Description

Salary: £48,819 - £51,837

Build safety into everything we do

Taking a lead role here in our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. As a Building Safety Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring Newham Council complies with all current regulations with regards to building safety and promotes and communicates building safety throughout the organisation and with residents within our high rise residential buildings.

Help deliver the change to keep our residents safe

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities – you will work with the other members of the Building Safety Team to develop the role of the Building Safety Manager and help us create the operational structure and individual competences to ensure compliance with the Building Safety Bill. Within this setting, you’ll take responsibility for delivering the requirements of the building safety cases for a designated number of buildings ensuring that all building safety arrangements are satisfactory and residents are fully informed and consulted on matters relating to the safety of their building.

Use your skills to inspire and develop our service

You’ll need a specialist knowledge to help you deliver the requirements of this role and also be willing to undertake further training to support the development of the role of Building Safety Manager. You should have a recognised fire qualification and also have a professional qualification in a relevant discipline. You will have a clear focus on building safety and a passion for ensuring that residents are at the heart of the process. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a willingness to learn are key attributes for the successful candidate.

Building Safety Manager Job Description

Salary: £48,819 - £51,837

Develop and manage a team to keep our buildings safe

Heading up our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll take operational responsibility for the fire safety risk assessment process across Council owned and managed housing – ensuring we meet all legislative and regulatory standards and that our residents are safe in their homes. From the preparation and delivery of the FRA programme to the issuing and monitoring of fire safety actions, you’ll implement quality assurance processes and use performance data to evaluate and monitor improvement right across the Borough.

Provide the expertise to delivery change

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll provide high quality compliance management and deliver regular reports to Senior Management and Elected Members on performance, developing a suite of key performance indicators to support the work of the team. You’ll be an expert manager capable of motivating and leading a team.

Use your skills to inspire the industry

It’s a challenging role and one that will call on your senior management experience, fire safety and risk assessment knowledge, and your ability to build excellent relationships at the highest levels. An expert understanding of PAS 79, BS 9999 and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will be essential. You’ll be a confident presenter, with impressive communication and analytical skills, and experience of change management and project planning in a complex organisation.

Compliance Manager - Fire Safety Job Description

Salary: £48,819 - £51,837

Improve safety and protect lives

Taking a lead role here in our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll oversee our technical surveying service – taking responsibility for all the technical aspects of repair, maintenance, improvement and re-servicing of Council owned, managed and leased properties. From the inspection of buildings to specifying remedial works arising from the fire risk assessment process to managing a specialist team of surveyors and support staff, you’ll ensure all our residents are safe in their homes.

Inspire innovation across the Borough

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll develop new approaches for driving improvement – establishing innovative solutions that are efficient and effective. Clearly, Fire Safety will be a key focus for you – and you’ll work closely with contractors, strategic alliance partners and residents to keep it at the heart of every project.

Use your skills to drive change

Bringing with you experience of building inspection and Fire Safety, and excellent negotiation skills, you’ll share our commitment to creating safe homes and working with the people who live in them. You’ll be confident working with a range of stakeholders, and have an expert knowledge of building pathology, construction methods and materials – as well as the relevant regulations, including HHSRS legislation. A relevant HND, degree or HNC level qualification, for example in Building Surveying, and relevant professional membership will be essential.

Principal Surveyor - Fire Safety Job Description

Salary: £37,722 - £40,869

Improve safety and protect lives

A key role in our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll be part of our fire safety team providing a building surveying service – taking responsibility for all the technical aspects of repair, maintenance and improvement of Council owned, managed and leased properties. By providing a specialist surveying service to support our fire safety programme you’ll ensure all our residents are safe in their homes.

Inspire innovation across the Borough

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll develop new approaches for driving improvement – establishing innovative solutions that are efficient and effective. Clearly, fire safety will be a key focus for you – and you’ll work closely with contractors, strategic alliance partners and residents to keep it at the heart of every project.

Use your skills to drive change

Bringing with you experience of building inspection and Fire Safety, and excellent negotiation skills, you’ll share our commitment to creating safe homes and working with the people who live in them. You’ll have an expert knowledge of building pathology, construction methods and materials – as well as the relevant regulations, including HHSRS legislation. A relevant HND, degree or HNC level qualification, for example in building construction, fire risk assessment or surveying, and suitable professional membership will be essential.

Surveyor – Fire Safety Job Description

Salary: £37,722 - £40,869

Drive improvement that protects lives

As part of our new team you will have a key role, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. Working across the team you will have a varied and interesting range of duties. You’ll oversee the collation, distribution and control of data across the team and our supply chain. From cladding inspections and MHCLG consolidated guidance to EWS1 and remediation instructions, you’ll drive continual improvement in resident safety. Working on the development of building Safety Cases and managing specialist consultants to help review our buildings.

Provide insight that supports the right decisions

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities – informed by the results of our building surveys. Within this setting, you’ll manage Building Safety cases, and advise on assessment, review and approval of prospective construction methods, building materials and installation - acting as a technical safety expert and providing insight on defect identification and remedies. In short, you’ll deliver the information we need to ensure that our buildings and residents are safe.

Use your skills to drive change across the industry

We’re looking for someone with considerable experience of managing complex projects – ideally gained in a large organisation. You’ll be an expert when it comes to project management - and you’ll be confident working on occupied buildings and communicating with a wide range of different stakeholders. You’ll also be familiar with construction methods and materials – as well as the relevant building safety regulations. Professional membership is expected.

Building Safety Project Manager Job Description

Salary: £40,869 - £43,860

Providing Expert Fire Safety advice

As one of our fire safety advisors, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical H&S knowledge and fire safety experience. Working as part of the fire safety team you will ensure that we meet all legislative and regulatory standards and that our residents are safe in their homes. From the delivery of our new fire safety management policy, you’ll implement quality assurance processes and use performance data to evaluate and monitor improvement right across the Borough.

Provide the expertise to delivery change

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll provide professional advice on all areas of fire safety management, and deliver regular reports to senior management. As an H&S expert you will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement in all aspects of our fire safety programme.

Use your skills to develop a great service

It’s a challenging role and one that will call on your management experience, fire safety and risk assessment knowledge, and your ability to build excellent relationships with a range of stakeholders. An expert understanding of PAS 79, BS 9999 and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will be essential. You’ll be a team player working collaboratively to achieve our objectives. You’ll also have appropriate H&S and Fire safety qualifications and experience to support this position.

Fire Safety Advisor Job Description

Salary: £34,884 - £37,722

Providing Expert Fire Safety management

As fire safety project coordinator, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical H&S knowledge and fire safety experience. Working as part of the Building Safety Team you will ensure that where works are undertaken to our buildings our suppliers meet all of the necessary legislative and regulatory standards and that our residents are safe in their homes. You will be lead officer in the building safety team for on a number of corporate projects, including the introduction of broadband fibre in our blocks. you’ll implement quality assurance processes and use performance data to evaluate and monitor the performance of our suppliers .

Provide the expertise to manage complex projects

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll provide professional advice to contractors and ensure that they conduct their works safely in accordance with the Councils requirements. As an H&S expert you will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to ensure projects are completed effectively and to the highest standards of safety.

Use your skills to develop a great service

It’s a challenging role and one that will call on your expert project management and technical expertise and experience, fire safety and risk assessment knowledge. You will need to be able to build excellent relationships with a range of stakeholders. An good understanding the regulations relating to the telecommunications sector and experience of inspecting buildings to ensure that the works have been completed correctly. You’ll be a team player working collaboratively to achieve our objectives. You’ll also have appropriate H&S and technical qualifications and experience to support this position.

Fire Safety Project Coordinator Job Description

Salary: £33,324 - £35,751

Providing Expert Fire Safety management

Define the strategy that shapes our service

As our policy officer in the new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll work closely with the members of the building safety team to develop strategic and operational policies and procedures for the delivery of fire and building safety across our housing portfolio. From shaping the work of our new service to helping define our response to the draft Building Safety Bill, you’ll make sure we have everything in place to ensure the safety of our residents.

Deliver innovation that inspires the industry

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll strive to develop effective and efficient policies with procedures that support the team and help shape the strategic direction of our work.

Drive change that protects lives

It’s a challenging role and one that will call on your housing management experience, property background and ability to build excellent relationships across a range of stakeholders. You’ll be a confident presenter, with impressive communication skills and an expert understanding of the regulatory environment.

Policy Officer Job Description

Salary: £27,978 - £28,992

Keeping our buildings and residents safe

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll work in the building safety team supporting the building safety managers and project managers in the development of data and information systems, safety case reports and general matters relating to building safety.

Use your skills to deliver change

You’ll be confident and enthusiastic about joining our team. You will use your skills to help develop our systems and process, work on data analysis and new data systems and support the team as they undertake the inspection of our buildings. As a key member of our team you will be able to help develop our service and deliver real change in building safety.

Build safety into everything we do

As a member of our team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll have a varied role and a range of exciting tasks, working as part of the team ensuring the safety of our housing asset portfolio. From coordinating our work in building inspection, data collection and analysis, to delivering change that is inspired by the real needs of our residents, you’ll help us to build safety into everything we do.

Client Support Officer – Building Safety Job Description

Salary: £27,978 - £28,992

Keeping our buildings and residents safe

The work we need to do is important. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll work in the fire safety team supporting the fire risk assessment process and the important work of the fire safety advisors and professional surveying team.

Use your skills to deliver change

You’ll be confident and enthusiastic about joining our team. You will use your skills to help develop our systems and process, work on data analysis, new data systems and support the team as they undertake the inspection and management of our buildings. As a key member of our team you will be able to help develop our service and deliver real change in building safety.

Build safety into everything we do

As a member of our team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll have a varied role and a range of exciting tasks, working as part of the team ensuring the safety of our housing asset portfolio. From coordinating our fire risk assessment programme, managing remedial actions, providing and presenting reports and working on our asset management and repairs systems, you’ll help us to build safety into everything we do.

Client Support Officer – Fire Safety Job Description