• Salary:
    Circa £58,000
  • Location:
    Basingstoke , Bristol, Dorset
  • Vacancy type:
  • Closing Date:
    31 July 2024

We are thrilled to have joined forces with Network Homes in October 2023, which now places us as the 6th largest housing association in the UK. Sovereign and Network Homes have come together as SNG (Sovereign Network Group) – an organisation that takes the best of both and makes it even better.

We're currently seeking a Safety & Compliance Specialist, focusing on the areas of Lifts and Water Safety. 

The role:

The successful applicant will be providing strategic lifts and water safety expertise and direction for the whole organisation relating to current and future assets with an eye on anticipatory awareness. This opportunity will include working closely with the Head of Building Safety, Compliance Specialists and wider teams to ensure that effective management controls are in place in relation to SNG's risk and responsibilities concerning building safety.


 The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Providing robust management in all areas of lifts and water hygiene related activities, this role will require significant technical expertise, experience in repairs/maintenance, in depth practical knowledge of water hygiene risk assessments/lift servicing, risk mitigations as well as demonstratable high level contract management and problem solving.
  • Delivering the right outcome for our customer in a safe and timely manner
  • Responsible person for the sewage treatment plants, lifts and water hygiene building safety and compliance areas, and be responsible for ensuring that SNG adheres to its regulatory and Legislative obligations and that the organisation receives competent advice and guidance.
  • Defining data requirements, policies and standards, whilst advising in their implementation, keeping up to date with relevant legislation relating to their data set reviews and identifies implications and takes subsequent actions.
  • Reviewing any requested changes against existing system specifications identifying potential overlap and resolving these issues.
  • Escalating data issues or breaches to the Data Entity Owners
  • Overall responsibility for the data related to Building (Asset) Safety and Compliance for lifts and water hygiene areas as set out in SNG's data landscape.


What we're looking for:

  • Proven knowledge and experience of lift and water hygiene management within the Housing Sector
  • Sufficient technical and practical knowledge of the lift to be able to detect any defects and assess how significant they are.
  • IOSH Managing
  • Lift Awareness - specific to passenger/goods lifts/LOLER
  • LOLER/PUWER awareness
  • LEIA Practical Management of a Lift/Escalator Contract; Part 1 – Commercial & Part 2 – Site
  • Technical knowledge in mechanical water systems & bacteria within water
  • Meet LCA Competency assessment criteria
  • LCA 9010 City and Guilds accredited responsible person training, Risk assessment of Water Safety hot and cold-water systems
  • Previous experience in a role of responsible & authorised person & city & guild accredited


What you can expect from us

  • £450 flex-pot annually, discounted shopping & cycling scheme
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (with an extra day every year up to 30 days)
  • Industry leading pension scheme, 12% matched contributions plus life cover at 4x your salary
  • Flexible working - we're committed to giving people flexibility as widely as possible
  • Options for private medical insurance, dental insurance & critical illness cover


It's a fantastic time to join SNG. We have an ambitious corporate plan to deliver an inspiring agenda of change and growth in a sustainable way.  We are committed to our Equality Diversity and Inclusion strategy and believe that you can truly be yourself at SNG. We'd love to hear from you to explore your skills and experience further so check out our careers site to learn more about us and our values.

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