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Fire Safety Officer (Private Sector Housing)
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 873
  • Published: Thu 09/09/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 29/09/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Fire Safety Officer (Private Sector Housing)

Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. We are proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country, Newham is an exciting and challenging borough that is committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.

The Borough boasts iconic landmarks such as, Green Street, the Olympic Park, Excel centre, Westfield Shopping Centre and the University of East London. Newham is changing rapidly, benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all.  The Mayor of London has provided the Borough with £107 million funding through the ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ programme, supporting the construction of 1,100 new homes by 2022. From this we expect to see an additional 2,500 jobs created over the next decade, injecting £1.5 billion to the local economy.

About the Job

Grade: PO4   £40,869 - £43,860 pa

The purpose of this role is to achieve improvements in dealing with combustible cladding and other fire safety issues on high rise blocks in the private sector within Newham; primarily via advice, negotiation and enforcement. To carry out monitoring, reporting, inspecting and enforcement activity where required, in order to achieve team objectives and to deliver private sector housing outputs for the Private Sector Housing Standards Service as directed.  You will provide a framework for interventions aimed at dealing with fire safety issues and the impact on health.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the current local and national policy environment, future targets and goals relating to cladding on high rise buildings and fire safety, including specific knowledge of MHCLG’s Building Safety Programme.
  • Knowledge and application of current legislation, including HHSRS, and best practice relating to cladding on high rise buildings and fire safety.
  • A good understanding in identifying fire safety and cladding deficiencies, including analysis and interpretation of fire safety risk assessments and external wall surveys, and the application of appropriate remedial actions. 
  • Degree level qualification in fire safety, NEBOSH Fire Certificate or IFE Level 3 or Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety or a related subject and/or demonstrable relevant experience.  (Essential)
  • Membership of a recognised professional body such as IFE, IFSM, IFPO or similar with demonstrable evidence of Continuing Professional Development. (Desirable)
  • Experience of leading on and providing advice on complex cases.
  • Experience of giving detailed advice on the rights and responsibilities of owners and occupiers.
  • Ability and experience of preparing, briefings and presentations for the Mayor, Members, senior managers and to national public forums.

For more information regarding the role please click on the link: Job Specification

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

The Closing date for applications is 29th September 2021, however interest in this vacancy may be high and we reserve the right to close the advert early.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact