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Places for People

We are Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. - providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.

How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with collaborative people, forward thinking people and proactive people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.

More about your role

We're growing and developing all the time and given the widespread and extensive work we do across the whole property sector we require a Director of Property and Safety Compliance to lead our Group-wide approach to Health & Safety and wider compliance. You will embed and drive a strong safety culture across the Group and ensure a robust framework is in place in relation to all aspects of safety and compliance.

You will provide the Board and management with that assurance through an effective and comprehensive framework, by reviewing current arrangements and the effectiveness of processes and controls, and by ensuring that best practice is deployed consistently. You will measure and assess levels of compliance and challenge each Group company to improve the rigour applied to achieving its compliance targets. A key responsibility of this role is in contributing to the business by ensuring the effectiveness of the framework, driving the improvement of performance and customer service, meeting legal requirements and achieving its key strategic aims.

You will also act as thought leader and internal expert, you will strive to develop and deliver best practice in relation to safety, and in particular fire safety, taking into account the Group's diverse range of housing products and customers. You will need to be proactive and anticipate safety risk. This will involve identifying early warning signs, ensuring that these are considered by the Group, and backed-up with plans to mitigate safety risk where necessary.

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

More about you

CMIOSH/RICS qualified or equivalent you will possess a deep expertise in the development of comprehensive assurance frameworks specifically for the property/construction sector. We are looking for a strategic thinker, someone who can create an all-encompassing plan for what excellence looks like. You should have a track record in raising awareness and standards of the levels and expectations of compliance within a complex business and have led the delivery of internal health and safety, advisory and support services.

You will also be a shrewd operator a natural collaborator, someone who can cut through the noise and influence others to ensure that plans are delivered, making a difference on the ground, to our colleagues, customers, contractors and partners.

The benefits

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.

Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership - to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

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