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Building Fire & Safety Officer

Employer
Tamworth Borough Council
Location
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Salary
£32,076 - £36,648 per annum plus essential car user allowance
Closing date
9 Aug 2024

TAMWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL

ASSETS

Building Fire & Safety Officer

£32,076 - £36,648 per annum

plus essential car user allowance

Hybrid working contract

37 hours per week

Permanent

Set in the beautiful county of Staffordshire, Tamworth is a vibrant town with rich heritage.  Located in the centre of Britain, with a growing population of over 77,000 people, Tamworth is a borough with much to be proud of.  Our transport links, unique shopping experience, developing town centre, green spaces, leisure offer, including our cultural and wide-ranging outdoor events programme, as well as our heritage buildings, all help make it a great place to live, work, study, and visit.

In addition to all that Tamworth already has to offer, exciting times are ahead as we embark on a period of significant transformation.  Multi-million-pound projects, such as the Future High Street Fund development will help to bring about lasting change and improvements in the future.  This will assist with our mission to restore Tamworth town centre as the beating heart of the community, a place that people want to visit, rather than a place they have to visit. 

Working for Tamworth Borough Council is more than just a job, it’s about making life better for the people who live and work in the Borough. We recognise that everybody who works at Tamworth Borough Council is key to successfully delivering its aims and objectives.  We can’t do this without skilled and ambitious workforce working in a positive environment empowered to do their best.

Reporting to the Senior Compliance Officer, we are recruiting a Building Fire and Safety Officer to assist in ensuring the authority remains compliant in all its statutory aspects.

We are looking for a conscientious, confident, and self-motivated individual, with a sound knowledge of The Building Safety Act 2022, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) 2005 (FSO) and The Fire Safety Act 2022 and any other compliance related regulations and legislation.

In addition to this, the successful candidate will have a practical understanding of the NHF schedule of rates, construction design and management regulations, building regulations, and possess an excellent customer focused ethos.

You will display a commitment to providing a customer focused service and making a difference in service delivery.  Good communication skills and the ability to work both as a team member and independently are key attributes for this role.

The successful candidate will:

  • Ideally have previous experience in a building related environment and/or safety role.
  • Ideally be qualified to a suitable level in a building qualification or a health & safety background or have in role experience.
  • Have in depth knowledge of fire and building safety.
  • Have a working knowledge of fire-fighting equipment and associated services.
  • Have knowledge of mechanical & electrical services.
  • Have working knowledge of fire doors and compartmentation principles.
  • Possess sound IT skills in office software suites and bespoke IT solutions for reporting and certification.
  • Possess a full driving license and have access to a vehicle.

As the Building Fire & Safety Officer, you will be taking responsibility for co-ordinating and managing all matters relating to structural and fire safety in in-scope buildings to meet legislative requirements, which will include, but not be exclusive to:

  • Responsible for maintaining and updating relevant aspects of bespoke software, including updating of any amendments relating to changes in legislation to maintain the ‘golden thread’.
  • To carry out monthly/quarterly building safety inspections on allocated Tamworth Borough Council Low, Medium and High-Rise residential buildings to include some supported living sites.
  • To oversee the implementation of controls in respect of structural and fire safety on a day-to-day basis and effectively manage safety within the designated building portfolio to which the role relates.
  • To ensure that controls are implemented in respect of building work carried out in the managed stock to which the role relates.
  • To engage with Assets and Housing Management colleagues who are responsible for managing and maintaining the sites.
  • To manage resident engagement within high-rise and/or higher risk building stock, particularly in ensuring that safety concerns are recorded, monitored, and dealt with appropriately.
  • To ensure that planned, preventive maintenance is carried out within the managed portfolio to which the role relates.
  • To engage with relevant internal Housing Management staff to ensure that roles are performed effectively in accordance with the Corporate Fire Safety Policy
  • To oversee the successful implementation of corrective actions arising from fire risk assessments and audits. To ensure that facilities for use by the fire and rescue service are effectively managed and maintained.
  • To perform any other reasonable tasks that ensure the effective management of premises for which the role is responsible, to the fulfilment of our customer service objectives.

This will be through on-site visits, liaising with contractors and desktop analysis.

You will be working closely with housing management teams, residents, and premises managers to ensure all aspects of the golden thread are met.

This is a hybrid working contract, there is a requirement for some duties to be carried out at home and some on site. Site attendance will constitute more than 40% of available working time.

We have an extensive benefits package including flexible working, a non-contributory health scheme, Local Government pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, and payment of professional fees (where applicable), for further details please refer to the application information document on our website.

Appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, right to work in the UK check, medical clearance and DBS check.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Barry Curtis (Senior Compliance Officer) on 01827 709385 or Martin Harper (Head of Repairs) on 01827 709406.

For further information and to apply please visit Tamworth BC Jobs.

Late applications and/or CVs will not be accepted.  Agencies need not apply.

If you have any queries about the recruitment process, please contact recruitment@tamworth.gov.uk.

Closing date: Friday 9th August 2024

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 19th August 2024

Tamworth Borough Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We operate two guaranteed interview schemes which support individuals who meet all the essential criteria to be guaranteed an interview for a vacancy. The Disability Committed Employer scheme supports applicants with a disability and the Veterans Guaranteed interview scheme supports those defined as veterans, military spouses/partners and cadet instructors.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks are required for relevant posts.

We are committed to ensuring that people are not disadvantaged in accessing our services.  We will make reasonable adjustments for those people that need further assistance, depending on the individual’s needs, further guidance can be found in our Reasonable Adjustments guidance Equality and diversity | Tamworth Borough Council.

Public facing roles are covered by the Fluency Duty as outlined in section 78 of the Immigration Act 2016, to serve the public it is vital that those working in public facing roles can communicate in English with members of the public receiving local authority services. 

 

 

 

 

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