Fire Safety Project Officer - Bedford, Bedfordshire

Posted 15 Feb 2024


Bedford, Bedfordshire (Project or Program Mgmt.)

Job Type:contractDuration:0 months
Category:Project or Program Mgmt.Recruiter Reference:980674
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Full time – 37 hours per week

We are looking for a Fire Safety Project Officer to assist bpha’s “competent person” in relation to fire safety under the relevant legislation and support the lead office on fire safety.

You will work closely with and support the Building Safety Manager, Fire Safety Project Manager and Fire Safety Officers in their roles to ensure that bpha meets it’s legal obligations as a minimum requirement are met across all buildings. You actively engage with all internal and external stakeholders to promote and raise fire safety awareness and through continuous improvements increase safety of our customers, buildings and communities through Fire Safety Projects.

What you will be doing:

Ensuring that Fire Safety projects and work programmes are well planned, and performance targets are known before the start of each project to enable measurement of contractor performance

Ensure all Fire Safety projects are undertaken to accord with bpha’s cost, time, quality expectations and seek to ensure performance which consistently meets bpha’s requirements

Carry out and audit fire risk assessments and reviews in line with bpha fire safety policy & strategy

Make recommendations on the fire safety protective and preventative measures required

Provide fire safety advice and guidance to managers, employees, contractors and partner agencies in accordance with current fire legislation and service policy

Promote fire safety amongst residents and propose measures to minimise risks and improve fire safety within bpha stock

Develop and deliver fire safety training to employees on relevant fire safety legislation and best practice

Work closely with the Building Safety Manager, Fire Safety Project Manager and deputies when required across all Buildings

We’d love to meet someone with:

Demonstrate extensive experience of operating independently in a legislative fire safety enforcement or fire risk assessment environment, including experience of carrying out or auditing fire risk assessments in both complex and simple housing properties

A comprehensive understanding of the legislation, codes of practice and guidance applicable to fire safety in housing

Experience of managing contracts

An understanding of health and safety in Construction

Fire Risk Assessment Qualification

Amongst what we offer you is:

A competitive salary of £43,500 per annum including car allowance

28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays (Rising with services to 33 days plus bank hols)

A generous contributory pension scheme

Private health care

Free life assurance

Enhanced family leave

Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym

Opportunities for learning and development

Discounted gym membership

Retail discount scheme

Please note the successful candidate will need to complete a basic DBS application.

Closing date: 7th March 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.

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