Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week
Two year fixed term contract / secondment opportunity
We are looking for an experienced Fire Engineer / Building Safety Manager who will have experience of the affordable housing sector that encompasses both property maintenance / management and fire safety.
A key part of the role will be to advise on the development of the housing providers approach to building safety cases and to ensure clear accountabilities for collection and maintenance of data, therefore excellent interpersonal skills and an appetite for data management and compliance monitoring is essential.
The Fire Engineer/Building safety manager will work effectively with the Resident Safety Team and the Property and Asset Management Services to aid the effective management of fire safety risks associated with asset management activities and the delivery of investment works and new development schemes.
You will need to keep abreast of fire safety requirements taking into account any changes in government policy, legislation, regulation or guidance to ensure the Council has effective protocols and contracts in place through which to ensure it complies with all regulation and legislation applicable to fire safety.
As the Fire Engineer/Building safety manager you will also work across the wider Neighbourhood and Housing Directorate to map out a strategy for fire safety in blocks which will include its permit to work system to ensure control of all activities.
Working within the Resident Safety Team, the Fire Engineer/Building Safety Manager will assist the Head of Service to ensure the buildings are within scope of the RRFSO and all relevant legislation and you will be confident in designing and delivering Building Safety Case Programmes.
In your delivery of this service, there is a requirement to have previously taken the lead or coached building safety teams effectively, creating a positive team ethic and achieving performance targets, taking action to improve where required.
You will have a relevant fire safety and health and safety qualification, ideally with a professional membership of IFE/IFSM.
Hackney is one of the UK's highest performing local authorities, serving one of London's best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If this opportunity excites you, please apply.
Please refer to the and Person Specification. It is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all the aspects of the post, as indicated in the and person specification.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 13 September 2020
Interview date: Monday 28 September 2020 (Interviews are expected to take place via video conferencing).
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
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