Senior Fire Strategy Advisor
Proposed interview date: 8th October 2020
Corporate Health & Safety forms part of the second line of defence; designing and implementing policies, providing guidance and support to enable risk management, implementing the audit programme, monitoring compliance and introducing best practice.
We are looking for two permanent full time Senior Fire Strategy Advisors to join our specialist team. Reporting to the Head of Fire Strategy, and directly managing two Fire Strategy Advisors, you will provide advice and support on fire safety to frontline staff and management teams as required as well as supporting your reports. This will include driving exemplary fire safety practice across all of L&Q’s workplaces, monitoring compliance, along with other related duties such as delivering fire safety training and monitoring the work undertaken by operational teams in the delivery of fire safety tasks.
You will be professionally competent with a minimum of NEBOSH Fire Certificate and be affiliated to a recognised fire safety institute.
You will be able to demonstrate experience in a Fire Safety Advisory role within a multi-site environment, and ideally gained in the Housing Sector.
You will have knowledge of the Building Regulations and British Standards in relation to fire safety and have an understanding of the Building a Safer Future report and the draft Fire Safety / Building Safety Bills.
You will be familiar and competent in Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint, and will have used this in delivering the safety message through reports, statistics and training.
Your approach and attitude will be equally as important to us as your academic qualifications. You will be a strong team player who is happy to have a hands-on approach in helping to achieve a ‘safety culture’ within our organisation. You will be willing to undertake personal development as necessary.
Essential skills and experience:
· NEBOSH Fire Certificate or equivalent
· Experience of a similar role within a multi-site environment – ideally in the residential / housing sector
· Possessing knowledge of fire safety requirements and standards for buildings.
· Persuasive written and verbal communication skills both internally and externally including report writing
· Ability to communicate, with assertiveness, to ensure that appropriate priority, attention and resource is given to fire safety.
If you enjoy working in a fast-moving environment and you really want to make a difference to residents and staff, then we look forward to hearing from you.
You may be required to travel to other offices, our residential properties or attend resident meetings as determined by the business need. Therefore, it is desirable that you are able to legally drive in the UK and have access to a vehicle on a pre-arranged basis.
COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.
At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing. After a qualifying period you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours, if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.
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