Asbestos Officer - Flexible Working Available
Closing date for completed applications: 29th April 2021 at 11pm
Interviews will be held 10th May via Microsoft Teams
L&Q is seeking an experienced Asbestos Officer to join the Compliance and Building Services Team within the Property Services Directorate. You will assist in the delivery and implementation of the L&Q’s asbestos policy, delivery on asbestos centralisation across the business as well as the Asbestos Reinspection programme and other day to day asbestos management.
The role will report into the Senior Asbestos officer and work closely alongside the existing asbestos officers and wider Compliance and Building Services team. You will be a key member of the team helping to deliver the L&Q’s asbestos strategy.
You will be responsible for delivering part of the wider centralisation plan of asbestos management within L&Q. Your role will be predominantly on asbestos management within void properties, incident management, building services works and our direct maintenance disrepair teams. This will include working with our supervisors to plan and instruct surveys ensuring scope and instruction are correct 1st time. You will then manage that work through to completion of any asbestos remediation.
You will assist the existing Senior Asbestos officer in the management of our asbestos removal contractors and will be the point of contact for one of these new contractors and attend monthly progress meetings with them.
You will also assist in day to day duties such as responding to department queries, raising work orders and management of the communal inspection programme.
You will also be responsible for key tasks such as management of the Keystone Asbestos Register (KAR), writing and producing reports, assisting the Senior Asbestos Officer in incident management and reporting into the Senior Asbestos Officer as part of any reactive works.
Knowledge of asbestos legislation, asbestos process and asbestos surveys is essential as part of this role and further upskilling and training will be provided. You should be able to communicate with a range of internal departments and external contractors and assist the asbestos team in the day to day management of these contracts.
P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings is desirable for this role.
To be considered for this role candidates will be able to demonstrate:
o Extensive Asbestos Legislative knowledge
o Understanding of Asbestos survey types and asbestos removal techniques
o Experience of working with internal and external contractors
o Ability to work as part of a team
o Excellent administration and organisational skills
o Understanding of databases and the ability to quickly understand a range of IT systems
o Excellent customer focus, communication skills
o Ability to communicate with and influence a variety of stakeholders
o Proficient use of MS Office packages.
If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply without delay.
If you are interested in this role and have the experience required, then apply without delay!
*ECU Allowance is paid in accordance with requirements of the relevant policy as updated from time to time.
COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.
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In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.
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