Oxford City Council

Recruiter: Oxford City Council

Building Safety Manager

£41,510 to £42,512 per annum | South East | Date posted 05 Aug 2022

Job Title: Building Safety Manager 
Job reference: 002130
Service Area: Corporate Property
Salary and Grade: G8: £41,510 to £42,512 per annum full time (Pro-rata for part time)
Contract: Permanent 
Hours per week: 37 
Location: Work from home/ Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers

The role
Oxford City Council has an opportunity for two Building Safety Managers to manage higher-risk buildings within its portfolio on a day-to-day basis in accordance with the building safety case and provide information as and when required to the new Building Safety Regulator. The successful candidate will also provide support with the management of building related health and safety compliance on the Council’s housing and commercial investment properties when and where required.

You will be working within an innovative and forward thinking team who provides excellent customer service, where you can utilise your strong interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, have proven fire safety expertise, supported by a formal qualification and a track record of delivering sometimes complex projects.

You will need to be self-motivated, adaptable and flexible in your approach to work and be an effective communicator, possess negotiation and influencing skills with a wide range of stakeholders including customers, partners and external agencies both orally and in writing, including the compilation of reports.

About us
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status.   Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document.  Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.  More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.  

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. 
Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Teams; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For most roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home for the immediate future. They should ensure that they have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date:      29 August 2022
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s):    Week commencing 12 September 2022

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Steve Stansfield on 01865 252781 or email [email protected] 

We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.


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Job ref: 002130
Application deadline:
29 Aug 2022