Head of Fire Safety - London Borough of Newham

Client: London Borough of Newham

Location: London

Salary: Salary: £52,722 - £64,422

Closing date: Monday, 03 January 2022 00:00

Head of Fire Safety

Salary: £52,722 - £64,422

Develop the Policy that protects people’s lives

Heading up our new team, you’ll soon discover that your ability to empathise with residents and to really listen to their needs, is as important as your technical knowledge and housing experience. You’ll take operational responsibility for Fire Safety across Council owned and managed housing – ensuring we meet all legislative and regulatory standards and that our residents are safe in their homes. From the preparation and delivery of the FRA programme to the development of our Fire Safety Management Policy, you’ll implement quality assurance processes and use performance data to evaluate and monitor improvement right across the Borough.

Provide the expertise to delivery change

The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So, the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities. Within this setting, you’ll provide professional advice on all areas of Fire Safety Management and deliver regular reports to Senior Management and Elected Members. You’ll lead an expert technical team to manage every aspect of Fire Safety and support our improvement projects too.

Use your skills to inspire the industry

It’s a challenging role and one that will call on your senior management experience, fire safety and risk assessment knowledge, and your ability to build excellent relationships at the highest levels. An expert understanding of PAS 79, BS 9999 and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will be essential. You’ll be a confident presenter, with impressive communication and analytical skills, and experience of change management and project planning in a complex organisation. You’ll also have IFE, IFSM and IFPO Membership.

Closing Date: Monday 3rd January 2022