Salary: £44,863 to £46,845
Salary: Grade 10 £44,863 to £46,845 (Bar at £45,859) per annum/ pro rata (if part time)
Contract Type: Full Time Permanent
Hours: 35 Hours per week
Work Location: Level 8, Town Hall Extension. Manchester.
Closing Date: 13 December 2021
Reference MCC 410275/G&D
This year Manchester will launch a new Housing Strategy. The strategy will articulate the role of housing in the context of Our Manchester and the contribution of housing to the Economic Recovery of the City.
We are responsible for the safety of our social housing residents and that they are listened to, live in good quality homes and have access to redress when things go wrong. Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, our approach to fire safety has become increasingly significant as we need to ensure our residents and visitors to Manchester are safe and feel safe.
To support the delivery of this varied, challenging and ambitious work programme we are looking for a Fire Safety Project Manager to expand our team.
Working at a local, GM-wide level as a member of the GM High Rise Task Force and at a national level leading on Manchester’s role as one of eight ‘early adopters’ you will be responsible for continuing to practically implement the findings of the Hackitt review.
This is in addition to interpreting new legislation contained within the Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill.
As an experienced project manager, you will lead on the development and delivery of improved working practices across all issues relating to building safety, working with a diverse range of partners and agencies including Government Ministers, registered providers and residents.
Manchester has over 200 privately owned / managed high-rise buildings and 36 council-owned high-rise buildings.
We are however committed to extending the number of buildings in scope by taking into account factors such as the number and potential vulnerability of residents. Candidates are expected to: Understand the broad fire and building safety agenda, the scale of the challenge and its impact in Manchester Communicate effectively to a wide-ranging audience on all aspects of fire safety Work with a diverse range of partners and agencies both within and outside the council.
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