03 February 2020
A South London Borough are seeking an Interim Fire Safety Surveyor to provide Fire Safety Management and advice, ideally the candidate will have experience of working within a regulatory framework where compliance, risk management and precise outcomes are essential. A comprehensive understanding of fire safety legislation, particularly as it relates to social housing would be advantageous. Having, or developing, a good knowledge of fire risk assessment and safety measures and controls within buildings, you should also be familiar with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and with the Hackitt Report: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. With a customer-focused, flexible, cooperative and well organised working style, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate fire safety information clearly and effectively to colleagues in non-fire safety roles, good presentation skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure, think strategically and problem solve. It is essential that you hold a NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management and a Membership of a professional institute RICS/CIOB etc. Other duties will but not be limited to:
- Taking a risk based approach to ensure that Fire Risk Assessments and the resulting remedial actions are carried out within the required timescales.
- Ensuring the Council remains legally compliant in line with government regulations and guidance.
- Manage the fire risk assessment programme, with particular emphasis on ensuring review dates are met and all actions are logged with the correct priority.
- Ensure that any programme of remedial works are delivered on time and measured against clearly defined success parameters ensuring any performance issues are promptly and appropriately addressed.
- Liaise with surveyors and other colleagues as appropriate to ensure timely and effective management of fire risk assessment remedial actions; highlighting potential impact on future budget requirements.
- Deal with enquiries and complaints advising and dealing sympathetically with them. Produce any appropriate reports and place repairs orders as required.
- Work closely with the Estates team, Housing Officers and Sheltered Housing Officers, allocating and managing relevant actions and ensuring completion of actions and timely updating of databases.
- Contribute effectively in the training and motivation of new and existing staff and ensure colleagues are aware of current regulations, procedures, practices and instructions
This role will be for 6 months c£450 outside IR35.
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