Fire Safety Officer

Posted 9 months ago by Hays Health and Safety
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Sector Fire Safety
Posted 9 months ago
Apply by Saturday, 2 March 2019

Your new company
This leading University owns several sites and properties across London ranging from listed buildings to high rise student accommodation. As well as playing host to several events throughout the year, they are also home to thousands of staff, students and alumni. They work cohesively with numerous tenants to create a welcoming University for all.

Your new role
Your new key responsibilities will be to develop and maintain the fire safety management arrangements, fire risk assessments and fire emergency procedures for all University managed premises. You will be the responsible person for developing and maintaining fire safety policy, and supporting the procedures required to achieve statutory fire safety compliance. As well as day to day management you will also be required to do the following:

  • fulfil duties of the 'Responsible Person' contained within the RRO 2005
  • Undertake and regularly review Fire Risk Assessments
  • Support stakeholders, staff and students with risk assessments for university activities
  • Ensure necessary improvements and actions are taken
  • Ensure suitable and sufficient records are in place
  • Advise on fire-related reports including fire alarm activation, fire emergency and fire evacuation
  • Collaborate with the Health & Safety Team, Estates and Facilities Team and Contractors to ensure fire safety remains a priority and that training is effectively delivered to all
  • Liaise with the Estates team and additional Tenants to implement fire safety policy

What you'll need to succeed
In order to be successful you will need to be an experienced fire safety professional with a wide ranging portfolio. You will need to be adequately qualified whether that be through the NEBOSH Fire Certificate, CPFA Diploma, Fire Brigade Qualifications, IFE, IFSM etc... You will need to have a track record in driving fire safety on an operational and strategic level as well as the creativity to think outside the box especially in challenging situations such as working with listed buildings. Prior experience in a role including FRA's, providing fire safety guidance and development of fire safety procedures is essential and experience within the Higher Education sector previously is desirable.

What you'll get in return
In return you will get a salary in the region of £45 - 50,000. In terms of additional benefits, annual leave is 30 days plus additional closure days and bank holidays, inclusion in the USS Pension scheme, flexible working, an excellent working environment as well as a suite of flexible benefits including child care vouchers and interest free season ticket loans.

What you need to do now
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