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Fire Safety Business Partner

Employer
Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Location
Home Based covering North and North West
Salary
£53,000 per annum plus Car Allowance
Closing date
16 May 2024

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Home Based covering North and North West

Stonewater are now seeking a Fire Safety Business Partner – someone to provide technical advice and assurance regarding the fire safety of our residential and commercial properties.

As Fire Safety Business Partner, you will undertake desk top reviews of proposed new build and refurbishment schemes and provide commentary and recommendations regarding design standards and specifications. You will review resident alteration requests to ensure that proposals do not enhance the risk from fire within the dwelling or the building as a whole and undertake fire safety assurance audits across the residential building stock to ensure fire safety risks are being robustly managed.

Reporting to the Head of Fire Safety, you will support the Building Safety Programme Lead in attaining access to flats to complete the flat entrance fire door safety programme, and audit and maintain the contents of secure information boxes where installed in 11-18m blocks of flats, within your allocated operational area. You will also support the Head of Fire Safety in ensuring that fire evacuation strategies for blocks of flats are documented and maintained and take responsibility for the implementation and management of interim measures, following completion of an FRA/compartmentation survey which has identified defects in a buildings fire protective measures.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a member of the IFE at Graduate grade (or higher).
  • Hold a Level 4 qualification in fire safety management, risk assessment or engineering. (Those with a Level 3 qualification but hold Associate membership or full member status, with relevant experience in a similar role will also be considered).
  • Have demonstrable experience of working within a social housing organisation in a similar role.
  • Be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge regarding fire safety statutory instruments, British Standards and Sector guidance.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of building pathology.
  • Understand The Building Safety Act and Social Housing Act.
  • Understand JCT and other contract forms.
  • Have experience of carrying out site inspection and audits to monitor change and ensure the quality of delivery.
  • Be able to communicate effectively at all levels and produce coherent, written documentation.
  • Be able to translate technical content for non-technical stakeholders in an informative and engaging way.
  • Be able to work effectively in partnership with multi-disciplinary teams and external stakeholders.
  • Be able to monitor and coordinate key programmes of work.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check, satisfactory references and possession of a valid Right to Work document.

Discover Stonewater:

Stonewater is a leading housing provider. We manage around 36,000 homes, serving 78,000 customers across our portfolio of affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation, with an ambitious house-building programme.

Our mission is to provide quality homes and services for people whose needs are not met by the open market. Stonewater was one of the first social housing providers in the UK to adopt the Sustainability Reporting Standard (SRS), published by Good Economy. Using the Housing Association’s Charitable Trust (HACT) Value Insight model, we calculated that we made an impact of over £28m during 2022/23. We know that life can be hugely challenging for many of our customers right now, and we are pleased to say that more than 400 customers have been supported into work, education, training and independent living. If you would like to read more please visit: Stonewater's Social Value Report

We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team of over 800 talented colleagues who embody our values of being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial, as well as people who want to make a difference and transform people’s lives.

Stonewater supports equality of opportunities and are dedicated to being a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer.

Are you ready to #DiscoverStonewater?

Stonewater reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received prior to the current closing date.

Company

Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Company info
Telephone
01135323418
Location
Octo House, 2 Station Road
Otley
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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