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Senior Fire Safety Manager

Employer
Southern Housing Group
Location
Clerkenwell, London (Greater)
Salary
plus amazing benefits
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Function
Homes and Asset Management, Maintenance / Repair
Seniority
Manager
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Are you able to ensure all our buildings are within scope of the RRFSO and relevant legislation? Are you able to manage our services in all areas related to fire related inspections ensuring we meet statutory, regulatory, and corporate strategy deliverables?

If so, you may be interested in our opening for Senior Fire Safety Manager based from either of our offices in Clerkenwell, London (close to Farringdon station) or Horsham, West Sussex on a full time, permanent basis.

As the Senior Fire Safety Manager, you will aid the Head of Building Safety in achieving fire safety compliance, ensuring our buildings are well maintained and most importantly, our customers feel safe in their homes.

You will be a subject matter expert and will provide advice across key strands on fire safety legislation and developments in statutory compliance.

You will ensure our complaint system is up to date and that all certification/documents are received and stored effectively.

You will manage and lead the Groups programme to intrusively survey all buildings. You will lead key fire safety strategies. You will effectively manage the Section 20 process where works or services are identified as over the notifiable limits.

You will be in charge of ensuring clear financial records are kept and maintained whilst liaising with our Financial Business Partner.

You will motivate and lead a team (including Fire Risk Assessors, Asset Control Officer and Asbestos Surveyors) to ensure we excel at customer service, meet objectives and engage in effective stakeholder communication.

You’ll be based at our modern, vibrant office in the heart of the historic Horsham town; being a convenient location which is close to a selection of shops, bars and restaurants and just a 5-minute walk from the train station (we also have limited on-site parking plus public car parks close by) or Farringdon, the buzzing yet cultural area of London which is centrally located and easy to access via various means of transport.

We also offer the flexibility for agile working to allow you to work from home and so we’ll provide you with the necessary mobile working equipment. The 35 hours per week will be worked Monday to Friday, 7 hours per day.                             

There is an opportunity to include a cover letter with your application. Please use this opportunity to provide additional information on how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification, and why you are the best candidate for this role. Please note this is mandatory for this vacancy.  You are welcome to email us your CV and cover letter in application for this role: recruitment@shgroup.org.uk

What we need from you

  • Experience of leading and motivating a team
  • Proven experience of leading fire safety projects
  • Expert knowledge of building surveying, fire safety, property compliance and dealing with residents
  • Knowledge of housing and property legislation
  • Ideally with knowledge of CDM, structural safety and BIM systems
  • Financially literate, able to manage reporting and budgets

What we’ll offer you

  • A salary of circa £65,000 per year, depending on skills/experience
  • 23 days holidays (plus public holidays) and as we close between Christmas and New Year, we give you another 3 days!
  • The chance to buy or sell additional leave
  • £250 in vouchers as part of our colleague referral scheme
  • Ongoing support for your wellbeing
  • An inclusive environment where it’s OK to be you!

Company

Who we are and what we do

Southern Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in the UK and has a well-established reputation as a successful business with social objectives. The Group provides a a range of homes for people in housing need, including social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sales.

We exist to provide homes for more than 72,000 customers in over 28,500 homes, making lives better and investing in communities. With around 1,000 employees, we’re an organisation that’s growing.

We are a member of the G15, which represents London's largest housing associations. The G15 houses one in ten Londoners and builds a quarter of London's new homes.

Southern Housing Group won the “Housing Association of the Year” award at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018. The Group also won the award for “2018 Best Large Development” at the National Housing Awards for our development at Bow River Village in London.

Why work for us

What we do – We're a charitable business with social objectives, and customer service is at the heart of our business. We're proud of our reputation as a financially strong, stable, and independent housing provider. Every penny we make is reinvested in new homes, improving our services, and helping transform people’s lives.

What we offer – We offer career progression, competitive salaries, and excellent benefits. We support and train our staff to excel as they develop their careers.

Diversity & Inclusion – Southern Housing Group is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to employ a workforce which reflects the diverse community at large. Please note that in order to be considered for these opportunities you must have the right to work in the UK. Our roles may require travel between our various offices.

Values – We are a value led organisation, and our principles resonate throughout the heartbeat of the company. Our values are Working Together, Getting Things Done and Doing the Right Thing.

Rewards and benefits

Pay and rewards We've recently reviewed our salary structure, both internally and in comparison to the external market and the rest of the housing sector, to help us ensure our salary structure is competitive and helps us attract the best candidates.

Benefits – We want to help you achieve a happy work-life balance. This is what we offer:

  • Great holidays – Up to 26 days, plus public holidays
  • The chance to buy extra leave and discount cards
  • £250 in vouchers via our employee referral scheme
  • Three times basic salary life cover
  • A benefits programme offered by a BUPA Employee Assistance Plan
  • A generous pension scheme. We will pay a maximum of 9% if an employee contributes 6% or more in to your chosen pension plan

Flexible working – We offer the following choices under our flexibility policy:

  • Annualised hours
  • Term time only working
  • Compressed hours
  • Career breaks
  • Flexitime and opportunities to work from home

Staff awards – Every year, we organise a long service award ceremony celebrating colleagues who’ve been with us for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years.

We also regularly recognise and reward colleagues who provide excellent service to our customers and internally.

Cycle2Work – The Cycle2Work scheme allows you to purchase a bicycle and equipment (up to the value of £1,000) tax and VAT free.

Travel season ticket loan – You can apply for a travel season ticket loan where we buy your season ticket up front and you pay us back, interest free.

Discounted gym membership – Employee discounts are available at various gyms close to our offices.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
020 7553 6479
Location
Fleet House
59 - 61 Clerkenwell Road
London
London & Regional Offices
London & Regional Offices
EC1M 5LA
GB
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