After a successful three years of getting landlords to remediate high rise blocks with unsafe cladding. The national fire safety Joint Inspection Team, is expanding. We are recruiting a number of posts for a contract up to March 2024.
This is a unique opportunity to be at the cutting edge of making buildings safe, in the lead up to the HSE taking over as the new fire safety regulator for occupied buildings.
The JIT is a multi disciplinary team currently compromised of a fire engineer, a building controller, Environmental Health professionals (we use Housing Act 2004 legislation to do HHSRS risk assessments of the fire safety in blocks), an intelligence officer, and legal advisors.
Most of the team’s work involves site inspections (over two days), preparation ahead of the inspection, and follow up work, including drafting reports and helping councils to enforce using Housing Act 2004. The team also delivers training courses to local authority staff to help them undertake their own enforcement. The team is based in London, but you will be required to travel across the country to carry out site inspections, and to advise local authorities. There are opportunities for home working: currently about half the working week. All hotels and travel to site inspections is paid for by the LGA. The JIT team is funded by Central Government, but is independent in all professional judgements - our clients are local authorities.
The Intelligence officer helps collate and coordinate information about blocks prior to the team inspections, and in formatting and checking/ improving draft reports about blocks after inspections. You will need some knowledge of buildings, excellent written skills, and an ability to work well with staff from a lot of different local authorities.
If you would like more information or a chat about the role, please email Brian Castle firstname.lastname@example.org
You must have the right to work in the UK, the LGA are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.
Closing Date: 5pm, 30 June 2022
Interview Date: 14 July 2022
As a Disability Confident Leader the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community