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Head of Fire Safety

Job Description

A client within the Public Sector based in West Yorkshire is currently recruiting for a Head of Fire Safety to join their team as soon as possible. The client is offering a full time, temporary position on an ongoing basis with the ideal candidate having experience of working within a local authority.

The Role

Key purpose of the role is to ensure that that the Council complies with Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) legislation and will provide assurance to Senior Officers they are discharging their responsibilities in line with all applicable legislation.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • ensure that there is a consistent and developed fire safety policy and culture across the Council.
  • ensure the production of records and reports meets all fire safety legislative requirements including owning and annually reviewing the Fire Risk Management Strategy, The fire safety policy, technical guidance, fire strategies and the Contractors Fire Code in line with BSI 9997 standard for Fire Safety Management.
  • provide and receive complex information regarding fire safety legislation, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and other associated fire guidance for the benefit of the Council.
  • ensure systems and resources are in place and be responsible for auditing and monitoring life safety fire systems, provision of fire safety staff, training, inspections, and fire risk assessments.

The Candidate

To be considered for this role you will require to be an active member of the Institution of Fire Engineers or Institute of Fire Safety Managers

The below skills would be essential for the role:

  • hold a qualification in fire prevention or fire safety, e.g., a combination of both the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and NEBOSH General Certificate or an equivalent level 4 RQF accredited fire risk assessment.
  • committed to continuous professional development and possess comprehensive and up to date knowledge, experience and understanding of fire legislation, building regulations, and building fire precautions.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering £500 per day Umbrella LTD Inside IR35.

How to Apply

If this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up-to-date CV to or call Amy at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967 to discuss the vacancy in more detail.

Also, if this role is not of interest to you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as we cover all construction-related vacancies across the region.

Referral Bonus

If this role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them. If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.