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Fire Safety Officer – Stratford

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Job Category: Security and Emergency
Job Type: Contract Temporary
Reference: SYL2105

iPeople SC Solutions is currently recruiting Fire Safety Officers to work for our client in Newham and the surrounding areas.

The successful post holder will manage all aspects of fire safety across the Council housing assets ensuring services are maintained and improved.

The successful post holder will also support compliance with both statutory and non-statutory fire safety legislation and associated building regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • To carry out fire risk assessments across all of the councils housing stock.
  • Ensuring the FRA programme is delivered on time and to the required standard through the application of a quality assurance programme.
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation through the use of performance data, risk assessments and audits of Council owned and managed housing assets.
  • To act as a subject matter expert for the council, in relation to fire safety.
  • Support, develop and maintain the Housing Fire Risk Management Policy.
  • To act as a resource and liaise with managers and staff at all levels within the Council implementing fire safety standards and initiatives.
  • To be the specialist fire safety officer for a specific field of fire safety i.e. sheltered accommodation, temporary housing, vulnerable persons, fire engineering, etc. Identify fire safety priorities and assist in the overall prioritisation within the FRA programme.
  • To provide expert advice and guidance to managers and staff at all levels of the organisation and act as a focal point for the management of fire safety issues.
  • To provide technical expertise to the Fire Safety Manger and the Fire Safety Team to enable their duties to be fulfilled effectively.
  • Provide instruction, training and guidance as necessary to support the application and adherence to fire safety legislation.
  • Deputise for the Senior Fire Safety Officer where necessary.
  • Provide specialist knowledge and advice on throughout the design and build stages for new developments, to the relevant teams to ensure they comply with all relevant fire safety legislations and standards.
  • Work closely with the Fire Safety Manager and Senior Fire Safety Officer, on service developments and fire safety improvements.
  • Line manage Fire Safety Advisors.  

Working Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday – Friday 


  • Be familiar in using PAS:79:2020 format of fire risk assessment
  • Fire safety qualification, NEBOSH or similar recognised Fire Safety Certificate Level 3 or Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience within the fire safety sector, property management or similar sector.
  • Experience of working in a building compliance or fire service environment.
  • Knowledge of BS 9999 & BS 9991:
  • Code of practice for fire safety in design, management and use of residential buildings.
  • Knowledge of Fire Risk Assessment process and guidance/best practice (PAS 79
  • Specialist knowledge of fire safety legislation and its applications to housing.

If you have previous experience as a fire safety officer, please apply with your CV.

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