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Fire Safety Advisor
Permanent (Full time)
Job Role: Fire Safety Advisor
Location: Luton/ Flexble
Job Sector: Health and Safety
Hours: 35 hours per week
As a Fire Safety Advisor, you will contribute to our vision of being the UK’s favourite residential property manager by:
Providing strategic and operational support to a wide range of teams across the organisation, allowing them to fulfil their fire safety roles and responsibilities to the highest standards.
Supporting the implementation of Fire Risk Management policies, procedures and processes to maintain the highest standards of fire safety across all areas of the business.
Developing and maintaining a positive supporting role with central support functions such as; Asset Compliance, Procurement, Learning and Development, Communications, Business Development, Learning & Development etc.
This role reports to the Head of Fire Safety and does not have any direct reports
You have an innovative and forward thinking approach to problem solving, particularly in complex scenarios and the ability to work on own initiative, prioritising workload according to risk and business need.
Having experience in Residential Property Management, Building Services, FM, or Commercial sectors means you are capable of coaching managers with problem solving and empowering them to have the confidence to make their own decisions
Industry recognised fire safety qualifications and willingness to develop and or a professional member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) or willing to work towards
Being commercially focussed and adept in terms of responding to requests for support from partners or external agencies.
FirstPort is the UK’s leading residential property service provider, caring for 290,000 homes in England, Wales and Scotland, across 5,000 developments. With over four decades of experience and 4,000 employees, FirstPort works with developers, investors, freeholder sand over 1,000 Resident Management Companies.
Provide technical support to Operational and Support teams, allowing them to fulfil their fire safety roles and responsibilities to the highest standards
Conduct audits on the fire safety arrangements across all areas of the organisation and provide support implementing any areas for improvement as a result.
Monitor and Review the organisations fire safety arrangements ensuring they are implemented and managed to the standards as defined through our organisational procedures and processes
Conduct quality assurance checks on fire risk assessments and associated remedial works ensuing they align to our internal policy and conform to industry best practice
Support Operational teams with the management and rectification of any Enforcement Action, including effective liaison with the Local Fire and Rescue Service where required
Investigate fires and other fire related incidents throughout the organisation, and present the findings and learning outcomes where required
Continually build positive relationships across the organisation supporting our approach to continually building a positive fire safety culture
Continually demonstrate an appropriate level of support and where required challenge to all business leaders, external suppliers, and colleagues regardless of seniority
Attend and actively contribute to meetings as required, typically, H&S Team Meetings, Senior/Regional Leadership Meetings, Safety Committee Meetings, Technical Review Meetings etc.
Escalate serious risk and non-conformances via the appropriate managerial line
Friendly – We look out for people’s best interests, and show them we care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner.
Inventive – We’re creative and resourceful. We strive to improve what we do and how we do it, so we can provide the best ideas and solutions to look after people, their homes and communities.
Respectful – We listen, consult and take on-board people’s opinions and needs. We understand the importance of the home and community in people’s lives, and act with respect at all times.
Skilled – We’ve the qualifications, experience and take great pride in our work to consistently deliver the highest standards and value for money. We’re informed, and we’re always building on that knowledge to constantly improve our quality of service.
Trustworthy – We’re always professional, reliable, open and honest. People can depend on us to keep our promises and follow through on our commitments.
Our customers deserve the best and the same applies to our people. We’ll support you with all of the technology, training and support that you need to do your job well. We offer competitive salaries and a range of benefit packages. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health.
We’re committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit. We will consider applications from job share applicants.
Ready to Apply?
Click the below apply button to start your application for this role. We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions. You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online.
If you meet the criteria for the role we’ll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager and up to three other key stakeholders