Fire Safety Officer
31st May, 2024 Read time 3 minutes

Fire Safety Officer

Location: Farringdon
Last Updated: 31st May 2024

Full Job Description

The role

As the assistant to the Fire Safety Surveyor within our Building Safety team, you will undertake the management of designated fire risk actions, such as replacing fire signage, changing locks and conduct repair work, reporting regularly to the Fire Safety Contracts Manager on your progress. You’ll be responsible for the financial expenditure of sundry purchases of items up to the value of £1,500 per calendar month.

Our Fire Safety Surveyors will call upon your support with post inspection of new door installations in terms of quality of installation and user operation, in addition to assistance with their roof void site inspections. You’ll also liaise with central departments and contractors as and when needed, keeping up to date notes in the compliance monitoring platform Risk Hub. As far as possible within the role, you’ll help to ensure that all Southern Housing owned and managed properties are maintained to the highest possible fire safety standards, and that all fire safety policy outcomes, statutory and regulatory requirements are met.

Your main office base will be Fleet House, Farringdon, where you’ll be required to travel to once a month. You’ll be predominantly working across sites in Reading, Luton and Watford. Some hybrid working will be included.

What you’ll need

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety in construction practices and understand the key health and safety requirements and regulations relating to own area of work, e.g., Working at heights, Asbestos awareness.
  • Knowledge of the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005.
  • Knowledge of the requirements for the installation of fire doors, their necessary components and operation.
  • The ability to use the appropriate IT tools to produce reports, documents, e-mails, including Excel and word. Training will be provided for the use of Risk hub and passive fire compliance monitoring dashboards.
  • The ability to undertake site visits, which may include working at heights, competent with the use of ladders and access equipment etc.
  • A full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle for use in connection with the role.

In your supporting statement, it is important that you address how you meet each of the above criteria providing real examples.

Advert Closing Date: 28th June 2024 at 23:59

We reserve the right to close the advert early if we receive a suitable number of applications.

About us

At Southern Housing, our residents are at the heart of everything we do. As one of the largest housing providers in the UK with over 77,000 homes across London, the Southeast, the Isle of Wight, and the Midlands, we give over 167,000 people somewhere affordable to call their own!We also understand the difference that safe, secure, and affordable homes can make to people’s lives.

A career at Southern Housing will allow you to make a difference every day you come to work. Working in the housing sector with us will bring fresh challenges and give you the opportunity to grow and develop, too.

What’s in it for you

  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Eyecare & dental
  • Birthday leave
  • Retailers discounts
  • Cycle to work
  • Buy & sell annual leave
  • Season ticket loan
  • In-house academy & career development
  • Flexible working

Inclusion & Diversity

We work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual.

We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From £35,700.00 per year

Work Location: In person

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