Vacancies

Fire Risk Assessors

London (North & South), Midlands, Greater Manchester/Yorkshire
£25,000 – £28,000
(plus packages)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly observant, efficient and self-motivated individuals to play a key role in the safety of others.  It is a diverse role which offers plenty of opportunities to see different parts of the country; no two days will be the same. The position represents a solid career step for anyone with a background in the Fire Service or with extensive experience of buildings assessment.

We are looking to recruit a number of full-time fire risk assessors on fixed-term contracts to become part of a successful growing team of dedicated professionals.

 

Person specification

The ideal candidate will have served in a Fire Safety Department within a Local Authority Fire Service and have completed Fire Safety Modules at Morton in Marsh. Otherwise, he/she will be registered on the IFE Fire Risk Assessors Register and have suitably transferable commercial qualifications.

Candidates should have a sound understanding and practical application of the Fire Safety Order and be conversant in working with industry in applying this legislation. Applicants should also have experience of an auditing process, with excellent knowledge of buildings and their structure. A desire to learn is essential, as is the ability to work unsupervised.

The work will involve conducting fire risk assessments in a range of properties, including low-level social housing and houses of multiple occupations. Duties will include report writing, using both a PC and a hand-held tablet device, and other tasks commensurate with a role of this stature.

The job will involve travelling to the properties to be assessed. Therefore candidates must possess their own car (travel allowance payable) and be confident when it comes to navigation and route planning. The majority of the work will take place within reasonable travelling distance of candidates’ homes. However flexibility is required with regard to occasionally working further afield.

 


Fire Safety Compliance Auditor

Office-based – Salary: £36,000.00 to £42,000.00 /year

Job Overview: To undertake technical auditing of Fire Risk Assessment Reports that have been completed and submitted by field-based assessors.

Typically, fire risk assessments vary in complexity and will range between small shop and office type businesses, up to and including large multiuse, high rise buildings that may include engineered solutions to achieve compliance with current regulation.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Primary.

Auditing reports to ensure technical compliance with the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order requirements.

Provide specialist advice to field-based assessors and operations team members as required.

Ensure adherence with the quality assurance framework and consistency of reporting.

Achieve expected key performance indicators to meet client expectations.

Manage the volume of audit work and distribute (coordinate) projects with other audit team members.

Secondary

Undertake Fire Risk Assessment activities on a wide variety of premises types, examples include:

Shops

Offices

Pubs

Hotels

Purpose build flats

Care homes

Commercial and industrial

Health care premises

Undertake peer review/validation of others work.

Provide advice to clients in connection with applications for Building Regulations Approval on Fire Related matters.

Be proactive in the area of coaching and mentoring of junior team members to ensure continuous improvements in service delivery are maintained.

Qualifications:

Level 4, level 5 or degree qualified in a fire safety or fire engineering discipline. I.e. Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety.

Evidence of several years’ experience undertaking practical fire risk assessment activities, including the preparation of reports.

Local Fire Authority – technical fire safety or enforcement experience will be favourable.

ISO or SP205 auditing exposure to assist with the quality assurance systems for the company.

Professional membership of a recognised Fire Safety related body; ideally on a Fire Risk Assessors Certification Scheme. I.e. Institute of Fire Engineers, FRACS, etc.

NOTE: It is essential that you have completed a series of nationally recognised training courses and/or be listed on the national recognised register of fire risk assessors and have the desire to become 3rd party certificated under a UKAS accredited fire risk assessor competency scheme.

Valid United Kingdom driving licence.

Reports To: The role will report to the General Manager.

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