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Assistant Director of Building Safety

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Assistant Director of Building Safety

DBS Required: No
Agreement Type: Permanent
Work Pattern: Full Time
Contracted Hours: 36
Salary: £101,880 - £108,660

Hackney Council are looking for an exceptional leader to join our Housing Property Services team as the Assistant Director of Building Safety. This is a key leadership role with remit and responsibility for shaping the Council's approach to ensuring that the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents, staff, contractors, and the public is our highest priority.

The Assistant Director of Building Safety role offers a unique opportunity to make a huge impact in shaping change within Building Safety throughout the full project lifecycle of property, leading on all aspects of safety across our assets, and act as the guardian of resident and building safety culture for the Council.

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. We want someone strategically minded, able to assess the wider picture, identify shifts in safety requirements and limit risk within both legacy and new development projects. You will be a confident relationship builder and communicator keen to collaborate effectively with other senior leaders and their teams across the whole business.

To be successful in this important role you will need a strong understanding of risk management within buildings, including fire safety and building safety, with relevant experience at a senior level within a similar organisation. We would expect the AD of Building Safety to be educated to and be a Chartered Member of IOSH or equivalent body.

We look forward to receiving your application for this exciting and important role.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought-after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values, so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge, and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 27 May 2024 (22:59).

Interview date: W/C 10 June 2024.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included, and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently underrepresented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available:


Company info
020 8356 3000
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY
United Kingdom

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