Building Assurance Specialist

Stockport, Cambridge and London with flexibility
Competitive Salary + numerous benefits
28 Aug 2018
28 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Building Assurance Specialist

Stockport – North West (Flexible location)

Cambridge – East (Flexible location)

London (Flexible location)


Competitive Salary + car allowance, including a 10% Discretionary Bonus, Matched pension contributions to 6%, Life assurance and 27 days holiday.

About NHS Property Services

NHS Property Services Ltd is one of the largest property owners in the UK, with a £3 billion asset portfolio, some 4,000 properties, 3,000 employees and an annual income of over £700 million.

Established in April 2013, the company is a limited company but also part of the wider NHS family. Having inherited responsibility for the facilities and property management functions previously managed by NHS primary care trusts and strategic health authorities, we own and run properties that range from listed buildings and former workhouses through to award-winning, state-of-the-art integrated health campuses.  Our aim is to deliver a fit for purpose estate in partnership with NHS organisations, generating cost efficiencies that will benefit our tenants, patients and the wider health economy.

Your new role

The Building Assurance Specialist has a key role in contributing to the assurance that the buildings NHS Property Services (NHSPS) are responsible for within the Zone of responsibility are compliant with all building and safety legislation. The main remit will be to undertake inspections as required and maintain good records on each building to demonstrate compliance, along with reactive day to day issues. This will consist of:

  • Implementing and conducting audits, assessments and inspection routines, in line with the company’s policies, processes and procedures, supporting the Senior Facilities Services Manager in their surveillance activities.
  • Preparing Building Assurance reports, including information on compliance status and performance, internally and for customers.
  • Preparing risk profiles of buildings to assist with work planning at building and Zone level.
  • Developing and delivering training and development plans to ensure employee competencies are maintained. See Competence Assurance process.
  • Actively liaising with customer site teams to ensure the building management and Health & Safety profile of the company is professional and efficient.
  • Contributing, as required, to accident/incident, dangerous occurrence and near miss investigations promptly and to a high standard, working with the Zone Health & Safety Specialist and aligned to company requirements.

What you'll need to succeed

Masters level or equivalent vocational/professional qualification or equivalent professional experience in HSE and at least one of the following:

NEBOSH National Diploma Level 6 or equivalent (e.g. BSc in Occupational Health and Safety) / Accredited Security Management Specialist via NHS Protect / Fire Safety Qualification

Areas of expertise also include:

  • Expert knowledge and extensive working experience of relevant Health, Safety and Environmental legislation as well as regulatory agencies (e.g. HSE).
  • Proven experience of environmental management e.g. waste and implementing HSE management systems
  • Expert experience with a range of different HSE risk and performance management techniques
  • Specialist knowledge of legislation, including but not limited to, Fire Safety, Asbestos, Legionella, Gas Safety
  • Expert knowledge of the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations.
  • Knowledge of risk management and corporate governance issues, tools and approaches / strategies.
  • Knowledge of limitations of competency and when to ask for competent support e.g. seek support from National Health & Safety Leads
  • Significant demonstrable experience in a Fire Safety role
  • Implementing policies and procedures
  • Use a range of techniques and best practice such as risk assessments, audits and investigations.
  • Application of CDM Regulations

Why you should join us

You will have a unique opportunity to work within an organisation that manages an estate of over 3,000 assets and over 6,000 occupiers.  Your work with us will be challenging and offer you the ability to be part of the developing strategy to achieve success.

Your performance will drive an improvement in the efficiency of the NHS contributing to the delivery of healthcare premises that meet future needs for patient services.

We are looking to fill this role as soon as we receive a sufficient amount of applications therefore we recommend you submit your CV to Dina Khatib; Recruitment Business Partner as soon as possible.  Contact number: 07784 277 090

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