Job profile – Assistant Asbestos Coordinator

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under About us - find a job.

Grade H

  • Location: Shearlegs Road
  • Service: Property and Assets
  • Line manager: Asbestos Coordinator
  • Car user status: Casual

Job purpose

The key responsibilities:

  1. To ensure conduct and behaviour demonstrates a commitment to the core company values and promotes cross service working to achieve an excellent customer service and outcomes.
  2. To be proactive in all aspects of health & safety management to comply with current legislation, including CDM Regulations, promote a culture of good health and safety practice within the working environment, ensuring personal responsibilities to yourself and others are discharged in line with company policies and procedures.
  3. To demonstrate a positive, diverse, and inclusive attitude to both internal and external customers and colleagues
  4. To effectively support the Asbestos Coordinator in the delivery of asbestos compliance to appropriate specifications across the business
  5. To assist in the collection, distribution and filing of controlled documents and certification, updating corporate IT systems and databases as appropriate.
  6. Assist in the production of statistical reporting including the evaluation and interpretation of asbestos data to make informed decisions
  7. To monitor and manage employee / contractor performance and attend meetings (eg site and evaluations meetings)
  8. To assist in the process, management and preparation of programmes for asbestos activities including asbestos surveys and removal requests to ensure works are delivered on time, within specification and budget, to the required standards to achieve targets and KPIs.
  9. To utilise corporate document management tools and systems to ensure documentation is accessible and provides the required evidence for compliance activity across service areas
  10. To assist in the development and enhancement of business processes for the control and movement of asbestos information through the organisation
  11. To monitor expenditure to help assist in making value for money decisions
  12. Such other responsibilities allocated which are appropriate to the grade of the post




  • Working within a compliance environment
  • Using compliance software packages
  • Producing accurate and reliable information
  • Managing / instructing employees / contractors
  • Applying technical knowledge to provide solutions
  • Relevant legislation and industry guidance
  • IT literate
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Using effective negotiation skills to achieve deadlines


  • BOHS Proficiency modules P405 (or a willingness to undertake)
  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C, including Maths and English, or relevant experience
  • Full driving licence

Knowledge of:

  • Construction styles
  • Usage of asbestos in buildings
  • The principles of asbestos management, including survey types, and removal works
  • Health & Safety regulations, including CAR 2012
  • Time management processes
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in the work context



  • Contract Management
  • Evaluating RAMS
  • Using Keystone and Northgate software packages


  • NEBOSH General certificate
  • BOHS Proficiency modules P401/2/3/4
  • BOHS Certificate of Competence (Asbestos)
  • Willingness to work towards other asbestos-related qualifications as necessary

Knowledge of:

  • Financial control
  • Contract administration
  • Document management
  • Local Government policies & procedures
  • Project management
  • Programming – sequence and critical path activities
  • Working with a diverse range of customers
  • A history of asbestos management
  • Health and Safety practices

Competency definitions

Deciding and Initiating Action

Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people; takes initiative and

works under own direction; initiates and generates activity and introduces

changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions which may include

tough choices or considered risks.


Working with People

Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members;

shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and

shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles

conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.

Writing and Reporting

Writes convincingly; writes clearly, succinctly and correctly; avoids the

unnecessary use of jargon or complicated language; writes in a well structured

and logical way; structures information to meet the needs and

understanding of the intended audience.

Planning and Organising

Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance

and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and

organises resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively;

monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.


Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; sets high standards for quality

and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a

systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals.


Following Instructions and Procedures

Not challenging authority; follows procedures and policies; keeps to

schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates

commitment to the organisation; complies with legal obligations and safety

requirements of the role.


Coping with Pressures and Setbacks

Maintains a positive outlook at work; works productively in a pressurised

environment; keeps emotions under control during difficult situations;

handles criticism well and learns from it; balances the demands of a work life

and a personal life.


Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives

Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm; works hard and puts

in longer hours when it is necessary; seeks progression to roles of increased

responsibility and influence; identifies own development needs and makes

use of developmental or training opportunities.