Head of Fire Safety & Special Projects

Zoek Pin Croydon, Greater London, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 24 days ago

What you'll do

We’re looking for an exceptional Head of Service who wants to make a difference and strives in a challenging fast paced environment. If you have a proven track record of managing the delivery of fire safety compliance, can think strategically and respond positively in a changing environment, then a fabulous opportunity has arisen to come and join us at Optivo.

In this exciting role, you will lead and manage the team responsible for delivering fire safety activities, implementing the change and business improvements required following the Hackitt Review and subsequent legislation/regulation.

You’ll raise awareness of Fire Safety, and support the business in delivering consistent messages to stakeholders including engagement with residents. Ensuring that fire safety and other relevant compliance policy outcomes are achieved via effective management of service providers and robust processes.

You’ll also be responsible for pursuing third parties for non-compliance against building requirements, regulations and/or workmanship, and applying of any funding opportunities. While supporting the development of technical standards for internal stakeholders and service providers, making sure that fire safety is embedded in the design and delivery of new buildings.

What you’ll need

You’ll have a track record of successfully managing an Asset Management/Property Services/Fire Safety or Compliance Team at a senior level within a comparable organisation.

You’ll have a comprehensive understanding of fire safety, requirements on housing organisations and awareness of fire safety construction quality standards, regulations and best practice.

You’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal abilities; well-developed, ambassadorial, influencing, networking, promotional and negotiating skills. Along thorough understanding of and personal commitment to diversity; treating others with dignity and respect.

What's in it for you

* Pension

* Life assurance

* Healthcare cash plan

* Eyecare & dental

* Birthday leave

* Retailers discounts

* Cycle to work

* Buy & sell annual leave

* Season ticket loan

* In-house academy & career development

* Flexible working

Inclusion and Diversity
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.

Closing date for applications: 30th August 21

Shortlisting dates: 1st September 21

Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams video link and will take place on – 8th September 21

Please ensure you complete all application questions in full as hiring managers will not have visibility of your CV upon application

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