The Extraordinary story of Tiffeny’s powerful voice
At Westminster City Council, we don’t just listen to the voices and experiences of our residents – we listen to our people too. Tiffeny is a single mum whose young son has ADHD and before joining our team, she never thought she’d find a job that gave her flexibility and freedom to support her son’s needs. As a neurodivergent woman herself, she also never expected to be part of a team that not only supports her needs, but actively celebrates them – where people encourage her to be her true self. And that’s what she found here at the City of Westminster.
Working as an Engagement Officer within the corporate property team means that she gets to meet people from all walks of life within the community supporting the development of positive change, especially being the voice for young people where it matters – in education, training, or employment. Her experiences and her amazing ability to relate to others means that within the first few months of joining our team, she’d already made a huge impact on things like accessibility in the Borough. Tiffeny feels heard and that’s because we know how important it is to listen.
As Technical Assurance Lead you’ll lead a team responsible for overseeing client and commissioning functions for building compliance and maintenance.
A motivating leader with excellent communication skills, you’ll work across Property Services as you engage with stakeholders to create a safe working environment. Acting as the lead accountable officer for compliance, you’ll ensure that WCC’s statutory compliance duties, obligations and objectives are achieved on time and ensure the safety of customers, employees and contractors. as you solve complex problems and develop and implement solutions.
You’ll be responsible for the delivery of a high quality and value for money support and compliance monitoring service, and be capable of commissioning and monitoring inspections, audits and other assessments to ensure building compliance with statutory requirements. We’ll also expect you to interpret the relevant statutory provisions of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations, and monitor any new developments.
Your additional responsibilities will include developing plans and strategies to achieve 100% compliance, implementing a Corporate Landlord Health and Safety Management Plan, and advising on the measures necessary to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed by relevant statutory provisions. You’ll also plan, manage and monitor the completion of building related risk assessments where these fall under the responsibility of the Corporate Landlord function, and ensure that any insurer requirements relating to building management and use are fulfilled.
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With a relevant qualification in compliance and health and safety, and experience of managing statutory and PPM compliance in operational and investment estates, you’ll be capable of writing compliance reports and managing a wide range of remedial works. We’ll expect you to be capable of maintaining, monitoring and improving the quality of data in corporate systems, and leading the delivery of statutory compliance and reporting.
You will have excellent communication skills to establish and manage relationships with contractors, colleagues, WCC services and other stakeholders. You’ll also have experience of working in an open performance focused culture and of managing team members. Capable of influencing contractors, diagnosing complex problems and implementing solutions, you’ll have excellent data management and IT skills, long with the ability to learn new systems and analyse and manage data.
The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds (B.A.ME) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create a fairer city. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.
We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME, Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.