Compliance Officer (Projects)
Your new organisation
Southend on Sea Borough Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend. Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London.
Working for Southend on Sea Borough Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.
Your new role
We are looking for a highly experienced Compliance Officer to join the supportive and friendly Compliance, Contracts and Health & Safety Team on a full time, permanent basis. This role is being offered on a flexible and hybrid working pattern and will be partly working from home with some visits required to sites for inspection, office etc.
As a Compliance Officer, you will assist the Team Leader in maintaining statutory / compliance records required in meeting this Council's legal duties and maintaining the provision of an effective property management/maintenance service for all capital and revenue funded works. You will carry out unsupervised site visits and be aware of the Health and Safety issues pertaining to safe working methods. You will ensure all projects undertaken within the group are compliant with current CDM Regulations. You will implement and manage the Councils statutory requirements for asbestos surveys to all council owned buildings (not including Housing stock) and maintain records of all surveys undertaken.
You will respond to initial enquiries into the service: to include provision of advice and guidance to callers and assist as required. You will be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of Property and Estates Management operational guidance manuals, to undertake regular reviews and update the guidance as required. You will participate in the preparation of presentations, publicity campaigns etc to schools, community groups or other organisations in respect of service activities. You will be required to attend project meetings, carry out building site inspections and assist in monitoring the performance of contractors within the service area. You will be responsible for the preparation and formulating health and safety files and ensuring these are passed on to the end user when the project is completed. You will undertake any other duties as required from time to time taking into consideration of the grade of the post.
For an informal chat about the role and/or to request a copy of the full job description, please contact Uzo Nebechi on 01702352452.
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role, it is essential that you have general working knowledge of Property Services in relation to the delivery of capital and revenue works. A good understanding and implementation of Asbetos and CDM regulations will be highly advantageous. Solid knowledge of Building Regulations, codes of Practice, Health and Safety Legislation and any other statutory requirements including european procedure is essential for this role.
It is vital that you have experience of developing policies and procedures and experience of carrying out risk assessment, audits, inspections etc. You need to be able to communicate effectively as you will be liaising with a diverse range of both internal and external stakeholders across different levels.
NEBOSH certificate is essential for this role and further training will be given to the successful candidate.
What you'll get in return
If you join the Council, you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-On-Sea Borough Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.