An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 experienced Fire Officers to join our existing Fire team within Maintenance and Operational Services. The Fire Officer reports to the Senior Fire Safety Officer within Building Services Compliance. Providing a specialist fire safety management & risk assessment service across L&Q.
This is an incredibly worthwhile and rewarding role with an opportunity to make real difference to our residents and the local community. With fire safety of paramount importance our Fire Officers will conduct professional, suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessments (FRA) in accordance with statutory requirements as required by a programme and/or in response to incidents on our residential buildings.
Candidates must be experienced in undertaking FRA’s on all type of residential buildings including; High Rise, Sheltered/Care Schemes and Converted Street Properties.
The role includes developing, implementing and managing the L&Q procedures regarding fire safety management in buildings. Ensuring it is in-line with policy, best practice, regulatory and legislative requirements.
You will be a self-motivated, professional individual who is able to provide high quality, confidential and trustworthy customer focused service.
The Focus will be on providing high quality and confidential customer focused service.
To be considered for this role candidates will demonstrate the following:
Knowledge and Experience working with Fire Safety legislation & Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Extensive experience of undertaking FRA’s in the residential sector
Understanding of fire compliance within a housing association or local authority
Knowledge of Approved Documents and Industry Guidance
Already have obtained or be willing to work towards a Professional Fire Accreditation. Level 3/4 Certificate in Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Safety Management
Ability to be able to work as part of a team both in the office and dispersed
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and be able to tailor communication for various internal and external stakeholders
Use of MS packages, training would be given on the trusts bespoke systems
Candidates will need to have a valid driving licence and access to a car
If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people's lives, then please apply without delay.
COVID 19: L&Q have a dedicated pandemic response team reacting to the current situation. The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Safe requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.
At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you're interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it's feasible then we'll make it happen.
We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.
We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility