Fire Safety Manager
Grade SMRA - Salary: £53,514 - £65,388 pa
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. 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 role:
You will have the overall operational responsibility for fire safety across the Councils owned and managed housing assets ensuring consistent and quality fire safety management and improvement, ensuring the Council meet both statutory and non-statutory responsibilities in relation to legislation and associated building regulations.
You will be accountable for the preparation and delivery of the Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) programme and ensuring that all FRAs are up to date and are of a high quality utilising an appropriate quality assurance process and programme.
Ensuring statutory, regulatory & governance compliance. Using both performance data received from operational teams and information gathered through audits, incident investigation and enforcement bodies. You will also develop, update, and maintain the Housing Departments Fire Safety management policy. Providing instruction, training, and guidance as necessary to ensure that it is effective.
For this role you will need:
Knowledge of fire safety legislation and its applications to housing.
Knowledge of the requirements for good fire safety management and maintenance operations.
Knowledge of Fire Risk Assessment process and guidance/best practice.
Knowledge of building construction
Knowledge of stakeholder engagement.
Knowledge of the emerging fire safety and building safety legislation.
Experience of report writing for different audiences.
Knowledge of PAS 79, BS 9999: Code of practice for fire safety in design, management and use of buildings and a working knowledge of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Experience of successful fire safety management at a senior level in a complex organisational environment
Experience of working in a building compliance or fire service environment.
Possession of a demonstrable track record of delivering results on time, to a high quality.
Experience in the corporate affairs of a complex, multi-disciplinary service orientated organisation, including project planning and the management of change.
Experience of using people management techniques to deliver change through others.
Experience of preparing and presenting reports at board meetings
For more information regarding the role please click on the link: Job Specification
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. Please note that this is part of the short listing criteria, any applications that do not have a statement attached will not be short listed.
The closing date for applications is 1^st December 2022.
Interviews w/c 12^th December 2022