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Fire Safety Officer

Job Description

Our client based in North East London are currently recruiting for a Fire Safety Officer to join their Housing Asset team as soon as possible.

This is a full time, temporary position working within the Public Sector and the ideal candidate must be able to carry out fire risk assessments across all of the councils housing stock.

The purpose of the role is to manage all aspects of fire safety across the Council housing assets ensuring services are maintained and improved. To provide an operational fire safety management function for all Council owned and managed housing assets delivering continuous improvement in resident safety. Supporting compliance with both statutory and non-statutory fire safety legislation and associated building regulations.


  • 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.


  • Specialist knowledge of fire safety legislation and its applications to housing.
  • Knowledge of the requirements for good fire safety management and maintenance operations.
  • Knowledge of Fire Risk Assessment process and guidance/best practice (PAS 79).
  • Knowledge of building construction
  • Knowledge of stakeholder engagement.
  • A clear understanding of emerging fire safety and building safety legislation.
  • Experience of report writing for different audiences.
  • Knowledge of BS 9999 & BS 9991: Code of practice for fire safety in design, management and use of residential buildings.
  • A demonstrable understanding of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

If interested, our client is looking to move quickly and are therefore offering £346 per day.

This role is inside IR35 and therefore Day Rate is applicable as an Umbrella Rate.

For more information please feel free to get in touch on 01772 208967 or email at