Location: London E14, with travel across London | Agile Working | £45,000 – £60,700 + £1,300 ECU

This is an opportunity for an experienced Fire Risk Assessor to join our Fire Safety Team on a full-time basis and become part of the Senior Fire Officer team. The role sits within our Property Services directorate and reports directly to the FRA Manager.

The Senior Fire Officers lead a small and professional team of Fire Officers, delivering our fire risk assessment programme and providing specialist fire safety advice and guidance across the business. Working collaboratively with managers and employees across the business as well as providing direction to our consultants and contractors. You will have excellent communication, influencing and organisational skills and demonstrate the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholder groups.

You will ensure that our policies and procedures, in relation to fire safety in residential properties, are delivered in full and we are compliant to our statutory obligations. You will have a good working knowledge of The Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005 and be able to demonstrate that you have experience of delivering the requirements of this legislation in a public facing organisation. You will be capable of managing a varied and challenging workload and demonstrate your ability to manage your time and that of others effectively to deliver targets.

We are looking for someone who has similar sector experience such as but not limited to the Fire Risk Assessor, Fire Brigade, local authority, social housing, building Compliance or other related and transferable experience.

You will have a proven track record of delivering fire safety within a residential property portfolio. Our housing stock is varied, and we are looking for someone with experience working over a varied stock, such as high rises, new builds, purpose built blocks and street conversions. You will be able to produce high quality Fire Risk Assessments and also demonstrate a good understanding of the risk assessment process. You will be familiar with relevant fire safety guidance in relation to residential accommodation.

You will have a good working knowledge of how buildings are constructed and the requirements of the Building Regulations, specifically in regard to fire safety (Part B) requirements.

You will be responsible for comply with the competency framework conducting quality assurance checks on the Fire Officers’ risk assessments, providing feedback and action plans where necessary to improve standards and development within the team.

Previous management experience is desirable, but we expect that this position may be attractive to individuals wanting to move into a managerial position for the first time. In this regard we expect the individual to be able to clearly set out how they will manage a team, confirm the skills that they already have and demonstrate a willingness to develop their skills in this important area.

To be considered for this role candidates must have:

  • Experience carrying out risk assessments within a varied residential stock
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient IT skills including outlook, word, excel
  • An up-to-date CPD and ability to work with others to improve their knowledge and learning
  • Level 3/4 Certificate/ Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Safety Management or equivalent
  • Ability to prepare detailed reports for progress monitoring, reports on specific incidents or events and be able to prepare a high standard of professional quality and detail in all your work.
  • Up to date knowledge of building and fire regulations

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Bryan & Armstrong Ltd is a specialist Health & Safety recruiter, supplying Health & Safety professionals on an interim and permanent basis across the following disciplines: Health & Safety, Health, Safety & Environment, SHEQ, CDM, Fire, Environmental, Quality Management and Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Systems.