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Fire & Building Safety Officer

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Dudley Council 4 Ednam Road, Dudley,
£36,648.00-£39,186.00 per annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Technical fire safety
Contract Type
Full time permanent
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About us

Dudley MBC's Housing Asset Management & Development Team ensure DMBC's housing assets remain a safe suitable place to live while maintaining compliance with all statutory regulations. Sitting within the Housing Asset Management & Development Team is the Fire Team focusing on the building safety of high risk residential buildings.

The Role

3 x Fire & Building Safety Officers 

Hours: 37 per week 

Salary: Grade 9 (£36.648.00 - £39.186.00)

The position of fire and Building Safety Officer

As a Fire and Building Safety Officer you will join the growing Fire Team within Dudley MBC's Housing Asset Management & Development department. You will work closely with the incumbent Fire and Building Safety Officers ensuring the ongoing Fire & Building safety of 1331 communal residential buildings along with assisting wider DMBC departments with fire safety advice and support. 

You will have a responsibility for a number of high rise and high risk  buildings, you will carry out monthly an quarterly building and fire door inspections. you will manage and review ongoing fire risk assessments raising remedial actions to be completed by internal DMBC teams and external contractors ensuring all works are completed to the highest standards and suitably certified.

As a Fire and Building Safety Officer you will be proactive in reviewing your allocated buildings to ensure fire and building safety of both the building and the associated safety systems including but not limited to: compartmentation, fire door sets, deluge systems, AOV, fire detection systems, smoke detection, emergency lighting, fire escape routes, wet/dry risers, fire extinguishers etc.

Supporting and advising DMBC wider teams and residents on fire an building safety, fire policies and processes is an essential and key part of this role along with reviewing building fire polices and strategies to ensure them remain current an relevant.

Candidates for these roles should ideally have:

  • In depth knowledge of fire and building safety
  • A working knowledge of fire fighting equipment and associated services
  • A background in a working on or within a the social housing sector 
  • Knowledge of M&E services
  • Working knowledge of fire doors an compartmentation principles
  • Project / contractor management experience 
  • IT skills including the use of excel, word, bespoke IT solutions for reporting and certification

Should you wish to have an informal discussion about these roles please contact Steve Ward on of call 01384 815856.

Closing date for application is 10th June 2024

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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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01384 811300
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary Stevens Park
West Midlands

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