Fire Safety Assurance Lead

London Permanent £45,000 - £60,000 per year
  • You will act as the Fire Safety expert and SME for fire safety assurance
  • Providing fire safety advice, guidance and supporting the duty holder standards

About Our Client

My client are one of the largest Housing Providers in the UK, offering an array of opportunities for progression and growth into a large Fire Safety team across London and England.

Job Description

The key responsibilities as the Fire Safety Assurance Lead are as follows:

  • Ensure through technical expertise and experience the integrity and performance of safety and fulfilment of duty of principal risk/stakeholders
  • Deliver advice and guidance to ensure that the organisation meets its legal, moral and financial duties to both employees and Residents in terms of Fire Safety matters and fire risk reduction
  • Responsible for the ensuring the measuring and evaluation of adherence by duty holders to the Fire Safety Framework Components and organisation compliance and developing actions for duty holders
  • Building relationships and communication channels to effectively ensure "Duty Holder / Accountable Person" prescribed in law maintain compliance against all statutory requirements to protect the organisation and its residents
  • Liaison with Enforcers to deliver the best outcomes for the organisation in potential enforcement actions post inspection, fire investigation or audit
  • Acting as Witness and provide evidence as required to verify or justify the organisation's actions in Crown, Magistrates or Coroners Court in relation to actions or mitigation
  • Responsible for programmes of inspection delivery and undertaking routine monitoring and review of existing systems for Fire Safety of Residents and all other Relevant Persons
  • Undertaking Qualitative and Quantitative Audits and evaluations of Fire Risk in Property, Housing and Business areas to ensure conformance and compliance and standards of performance
  • Develop and liaise with Senior Duty Holders proportionate consistent fire risk reduction strategies. (Head of Building Safety, Fire Programme Managers etc) to ensure fulfilment of first line duty holders and implementation of appropriate actions to mitigate fire risk in properties
  • Delivery of support and advice in safe occupation and management of complex fire management by design or construction buildings or complex occupation and management arrangements or situations requiring additional knowledge, experience and skills to assure and verify practices
  • Through tours, inspections, working group attendance independently challenge unsuitable or unsafe systems identified. Liaise directly with duty holders ensuring appropriate resolution or escalation to the Head of Fire Safety if the risks are to wider business or reputation
  • Act as an expert and support to Building Safety and Fire Risk Teams with advice, guidance to enable them to achieve satisfactory resolutions to building fire issues
  • Deliver the physical audits and proactive monitoring of Fire Safety in Asset, Repairs, Housing and Operational teams
  • Supporting the Fire Safety team in delivery of Fire Strategy and practices
  • Assurance, Quality of FRA for 'in scope' buildings including HRB's
  • Quality Assurance of works completed for Fire Standards and suitability
  • Assurance of appropriate Resident Liaison carried out under the Building Safety Managers

The Successful Applicant

The successful Fire Safety Assurance Lead will need the following:

  • NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate or equivalent qualification minimum
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of legislation surrounding Fire and Safety in Specialised Housing and Social Housing Environment including HRRBs
  • Working towards/Willing to do European Diploma in Fire Safety or equivalent qualification or commensurate experience
  • IFE Membership working towards Graduate Level
  • Solid understanding of Fire Safety and application in social housing, building construction and/or repairs and maintenance environments
  • Sound understanding of housing construction, building pathology and how fire systems work in assets
  • Strong working understanding of Fire Safety Risk Management Frameworks and application in a large organisation
  • Strong knowledge and experience of Fire Risk Assessment Methodology and Practice
  • Proven ability to undertake complex organisational assurance audits and provide quality information and guidance of practices for assurance
  • Sound knowledge and demonstrable experience of providing Quality Assurance Reports on Third Party Assessments
  • Strong knowledge on regulatory enforcement and experience of liaison and communication with officers
  • Excellent communication skills; being able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation using different types of media and strategies
  • Ability to communicate clearly with good interpersonal skills including influencing
  • Ability to undertake nationwide travel and have a full UK driving License and be in London especially on a regular basis



What's on Offer

The successful Fire Safety Assurance Lead has the opportunity to join a growing team with lots of opportunities for training, development, and exciting opportunities for progression and promotion into other departments and teams.

Contact
Chris Bax
Quote job ref
JN-082023-6156876
Phone number
+44 207 269 1743

Job summary

Job function
Property
Subsector
Property & Asset Management
Sector
Property
Location
London
Contract type
Permanent
Consultant name
Chris Bax
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 1743
Job reference
JN-082023-6156876