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Estates & Facilities Compliance Officer

Watford, Hertfordshire
£40,000 - £45,000 + £5k car allowance + benefits
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

Job Details

See the difference you can make at BRE.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Compliance Officer to join our Estates team on a full-time permanent basis. The primary responsibility of this role is to provide crucial support to the Senior Operations Manager in the daily operations of the Estates function, with a focus on ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements throughout the estate. 

Salary Range: £40,000 - £45,000
City: Watford
Working Category: Site based
Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: 19/02/2024
Ref No: 1359

Help BRE make the built environment safer and more sustainable

BRE is the world’s leading innovation, science and data hub for the built environment. For more than a century we have provided government and industry with cutting edge research and testing. Join us to help deliver products, advice, services, standards and qualifications used around the globe to make buildings better for people and the environment. Through science-led solutions to urgent challenges, we will build a thriving and sustainable world.

Your role at BRE 

You will have direct responsibility for managing a number of service contracts in support of the overall operations across the estate, to ensure that the BRE Site, Buildings, Grounds and Infrastructure are maintained to a good standard and provide a safe environment for employees, tenants and visitors.

Various duties include:

  • Take ownership and maintain compliance matrix for all applicable buildings and infrastructure under BRE Estates responsibility, ensuring that the compliance status is kept up-to-date and accurate with clear actions plans in place to resolve issues.
  • Work with the Estates Projects Team to ensure that upon completion of works, any changes to the estate’s buildings and infrastructure which impact BRE’s statutory compliance status are captured and assessed. 
  • Manage compliance data to ensure that all relevant information both directly and indirectly is captured and evidenced through accurate records/certification.
  • Manage asset registers and ensure accurate information is compiled and maintained for the estate including, Asbestos Register, Fire Risk Assessments, Water Risk Assessments, Fixed Ladder Register, Loler Inspections, Gas Inspections, Pressure Testing, together with all associated certifications.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and awareness of all relevant legislation, regulations, British Standards and codes of practice and ensure that the BRE Estate, Organisation Policies and Quality Management Procedures are compliant with said standards.
  • Work with the Estates Projects Team to maintain oversight of compliance with CDM Regulations, Planning Permissions and Building Regulations - and any related construction management compliance requirements.
  • Work with the Estates Tenant Management Team to ensure that any Tenant activities / processes which impact BRE’s statutory compliance status are captured and assessed.

Your profile

  • Experience working in an Estates/FM environment.
  • Qualifications required – Relevant building/engineering qualification and/or membership of professional body.
  • Experience of successfully managing compliance in property management
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Stakeholder, supplier, contractor, and colleague relationship management skills.
  • Methodical / diligent and accurate.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate situations effectively.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills.
  • Sound knowledge of building regulations and H&S legislation, related to building management.
  • PC literate, including Excel and Word.

The requirements above are provided for guidance purposes. We welcome applications from candidates with varying levels of experience who can demonstrate their suitability for the role.

BRE benefits

We offer a competitive salary as well as a wide range of financial, wellbeing and career development benefits.

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension scheme with 5% matching employer contribution, Life assurance (4x basic salary) and an enhanced maternity package
  • Healthpartners – cash back on a wide range of health and wellbeing costs including prescriptions, physiotherapy, dental care and more
  • Onsite restaurant, onsite nursery and free onsite parking including at cost EV charging points
  • Learning and development opportunities, including free access to our BRE Academy and online courses, and professional membership reimbursement.

Your application

We review applications as they are received, so please apply at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

We’re building a diverse and talented team at BRE. We know that different perspectives, experiences and skills will help us be more innovative in delivering effective solutions for our customers.


BRE Group

BRE delivers innovative and rigorous products, services, standards and qualifications which are used around the globe to make buildings better for people and for the environment.

First formed in 1921 to carry out research into building materials and suitable methods of construction to build homes for heroes following the First World War, BRE has helped to transform the construction industry for the better.

Over the last 100 years, BRE has been at the forefront of driving innovation, testing and developing new concepts in the built environment and improving safety for the construction industry, through its independent testing and certification services.

Having started life as a government agency, BRE is now a profit-for-purpose organisation. Any profits from BRE’s work go to the BRE Trust, which invests in research projects for the public benefit, or are invested in upgrading our research facilities at the BRE Science Park.

Influential but independent and with a heritage of scientific rigour, our organisation is looking forward to the role it will play over the next 100 years, as the world adapts to meet the challenges of climate change.

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