Fire Risk Management Adviser
Vetting check: Standard DBS Check
Interview date: 6th and 9th April 2021
Take the lead in enhancing fire safety across our non-residential properties.
In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people and local businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. We are committed to embedding lessons learnt and are significantly enhancing fire and building safety standards ahead of new legislation - not only in the residential sector but also across our public and commercial property portfolio.
This is a new, high-profile role providing enhanced measurement, monitoring and support for fire safety in non-residential, council-owned properties. A key point of contact for corporate clients, you’ll provide technical fire safety advice in relation to both new-build and refurbishment works. You will also ensure robust fire risk management systems are implemented, audited and improved across the Council. As well as writing guidance and policy, you will deliver fire safety training and, where appropriate, emergency exercises and fire drills. This is more than a technical role, however: you’ll be tasked with winning back trust and assuring local businesses and communities that safety is being managed effectively.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
An established fire safety professional, you’re likely to have a corporate or commercial background. Specifically, you’ll have experience of implementing fire risk management systems and carrying out fire risk assessment across a large multi-site portfolio. Experienced in risk assessment, management and mitigation, you’ll also be an experienced problem-solver with a pragmatic approach. Highly customer focused, with a good understanding of commercial environments, you’ll have strong communication skills, including the ability to influence others and negotiate at all levels. A Level 4/5 fire safety qualification (such as the CFPA-E Adv Dip) is essential.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description.
We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.
We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
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