Statutory Compliance Inspection Officer Asbestos

Priority Candidates will be considered in the fist instance


Salary: Grade 8, £32,020 - £36,298 per annum


37 hours per week


Your role:

You will support the Building Services Statutory Compliance Manager in ensuring the management of Asbestos with our key stakeholders, including employees, contractors and customers.

You will effectively manage stakeholder and customer enquiries, providing clear, supportive and accurate advice, identifying and escalating complaints and enquiries via the appropriate channels to ensure effective resolution.

You will manage the Council’s asbestos register and statutory certification, ensuring that asset lists are routinely validated and records kept up to date and shared appropriately.

You will offer appropriate internal and external training along with guidance to all employees and ensure that the team’s training is up to date and complies with their individual roles.


About you:

You will be enthusiastic about Asbestos management and have extensive experience in this field. You will understand how important it is to ensure that occupiers are safe and aware of the risks associated with asbestos management.

You will hold appropriate asbestos qualifications in Surveying & Sampling and Management of Asbestos in Buildings, along with having extensive experience in asbestos surveying and supervision of asbestos projects in the public or private sectors.

You will be a great communicator who has the confidence to liaise with a range of people both internal and external to the organisation. You will be able to challenge yourself, exploring development opportunities to improve the service and minimise the risk.


About us:


Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

The Statutory Compliance team are a small but enthusiastic team of professionals who deliver compliance across the councils Corporate Property & Housing stock. We manage asbestos, legionella, fire risk assessments and electrical testing for the council. The team are passionate about the work they do and provide an environment in which you can develop.


Here at Wigan, we are proud to support flexible working patterns, when the service can accommodate this. We also take a blended approach to where we work, depending on the work we do. This may include working from home (My Place), the office (Our Place) or the community (Your Place). We like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits click here to find out more about working for #TeamWigan.


Wigan Council prides itself on equality, inclusion and promoting diversity within the borough and aims to recruit a workforce that reflects our diverse communities. We invest in training and developing our staff, in a positive learning environment, and aim to be a consciously inclusive employer. We welcome applications from everybody in the community and would particularly encourage applicants from our underrepresented groups to apply. At Wigan, it is really important to us that applicants demonstrate our Team Wigan behaviours, and we do all we can to make sure that everyone feels like they belong. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.


If you require an informal discussion, please contact Dave Evans on 01942 827433


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Interview date: Week commencing Monday 16th October 2023


This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures plus child and adult barred checklist


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Statutory Compliance Inspection Officer Asbestos
Location: Wigan Town Hall