Fire Risk & Property Compliance Manager
|Sector||Surveying & PropertyConstructionSocial Housing|
|Salary||£26.00 - £30.00 per hour|
|Job Ref||Fire Risk & Propert_1554917248|
My Client, A Surrey based Housing Association is seeking a Fire Risk & Property Compliance Manager for a 6 month contract
The role holder will be responsible for procurement of fire safety works contracts and the management of these contracts.
You will be responsible for managing and delivering works projects and programmes to ensure that defects removed and all necessary remediation completed on time, and to budget and the appropriate quality standard.
The role holder will work with colleagues across the Housing Association to ensure that the service is delivered in a consistent, transparent and understandable way and to ensure that remediation actions can be effectively implemented and managed where necessary.
The role will require specialist technical knowledge of the compliancy areas for which it is responsible, an ability to manage, monitor and assess the performance of contractor and consultants, and to manage programmes of remedial works.
The role holder will spend considerable time in practical assessment on site, but also understand, support and ensure the structured approach to compliancy data necessary to deliver high performance.
This information is crucial to the safety of residents and the reputation of the Housing Association and will require both technical expertise and focus, good project management skills, and a sensitive approach to resident's concerns.
Essential Skills and Qualifications for the role:
Relevant Qualifications: Asbestos awareness training, for example UKATA Asbestos Awareness course - P405 Management of Asbestos in Building training course, 5 day fire risk assessor training course or NEBOSH National Cert in Fire safety and Risk Management, , scaffold inspection training qualification, Advanced working at height course, managing working at height training
Extensive knowledge and experience of the housing sector with particular focus on fire safety and ideally asbestos and a basic understanding of building construction
Understanding of risk mitigation and how it should be applied.
Diagnosis of common defects related fire and other compliance related matters
Excellent IT skills with a working knowledge of windows operating systems and risk management data bases
Familiar with the principals of fire safety and building engineering, active and passive systems; and the application of risk assessment processes and the significance of findings.
Experience in the maintenance and testing of fire safety systems and record keeping.
An understanding of relevant concepts such as personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs), who they are for and when they should be used and of the different types of evacuation strategies including simultaneous, phased, progressive horizontal, and zoned evacuation..
Understanding of specifying works, the administration and management of building or maintenance contracts, and the delivery of projects on time and budget.
The role is as follows:
Ensure that fire, asbestos and other relevant risks are identified and assessed in premises using the appropriate methodology and prepare appropriate reports recommending prioritised actions in respect of improvements.
To inspect property to ensure that it complies with the RRO (Fire Safety) Regulations, Building Regulations and other associated legislation.
Provide advice in the interpretation and application of the provisions of, The Fire Safety Regulations Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005, and other statutory guidance in respect of fire safety and wider building compliance issues
Ensure fire safety, asbestos and other relevant audits are conducted managing contractors and consultants as required and provide periodic authoritative reports to Corporate Risk and Compliance Manager and other managers.
Provide advice to residents, managers and all staff relating to building compliance, including fire precautions and evacuation procedures.
Provide reports and updates as required to the Corporate Risk and Compliance Manager.
Prepare schedules of work based on remediation action plans and identify, prepare and supervise to completion work schemes related to fire safety issues and other building compliance matters.
Assist in implementing, reviewing and updating compliance policies and systems.
To keep up-to-date regarding current fire safety and other relevant legislation, regulation, and good practice, attending suitable training courses when required and maintaining CPD requirements.
Ensure that relevant information is entered promptly into the appropriate systems and back office functions completed, and to produce useful reports of activities. This will involve self service data entry, administration and extraction , and by advising, guiding and instructing administrative assistants on data entry, and admin tasks.
Ensure that you exercise your duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work Act, becoming familiar with the relevant legislation and working in a safe way. Ensure that responsibility is taken for personal safety, working in collaboration with the Health and Safety Officer to minimise any potential risks.
To manage any staff that may be assigned from time to time, such as the Trainee Surveyor.
Please only apply for this position if you have the extensive Public Sector Housing experience required.
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