Head of Fire Safety

Posted 6 months ago by Ministry of Justice
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Nationwide - £43,308 Inner London - £52,064 (+ annual allowance £1500)
Sector Corporate HSE, Fire Safety
Posted 6 months ago
Apply by Friday, 17 May 2019

Head of Fire Safety

Nationwide - £43,308

Inner London - £52,064

(+ annual allowance £1500)

Can you demonstrate extensive experience of managing a range of dynamic and rapidly evolving fire safety issues? Do you have a proven ability to think strategically and engage with stakeholders at senior level?

We are recruiting a Head of Fire Safety for the Ministry of Justice. The post holder will manage fire safety across one of the most complex and challenging estates in central government. He or she will manage the overall MoJ fire safety governance structure, engage with the Crown Premises Fire Services Inspectorate at senior level, and senior colleagues from across the MoJ family. The post holder will provide be responsible for timely and accurate advice to colleagues at all levels up to the MoJ Board.

Candidates applying for this role should have excellent relationship and stakeholder management skills, coupled with a professional approach and style. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. The candidate must be able to handle and respond to complex queries and provide innovative solutions.

You will manage a small team within the Ministry of Justice shared estates cluster, one of the largest estates in Government, comprising in excess of 1500 buildings including MoJ, Home Office and others. You will be responsible for overall fire safety policy, audit and governance across the MoJ and Home Office, providing specialist advice on policy, technical standards and operational issues.

You will have achieved a minimum of IFE Level 4 Fire Safety Certificate and full Membership of the Institute of Fire Engineers, and have extensive knowledge of fire safety in challenging estates.

The post holder must hold or obtain CTC level of security clearance. There is scope for salary negotiation based on skills and experience for exceptional candidates.

The role could be based in England or Wales although you the post holder will have to attend meetings in London regularly. Part-time applicants will be considered under job share arrangements.

The unit is supportive of and encourages flexible working and compressed hours candidates will also be considered.

To find out more or apply for this vacancy please visit:, follow the link ‘Apply for a Job’ and search reference 1631349.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 17th May 2019