Location London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Reference 14265

Acre has been engaged on an exclusive basis by a high-profile property management and FM business to identify their new Fire Safety Manager. You will work closely with and report into the Health and Safety Manager to determine and implement their fire safety strategy as well as a management system that ensures building safety risks are managed across their portfolio.

The primary focus of this role is their London residential portfolio but there will also be times when you will work across a portfolio of wider mixed used and commercial buildings and be required to engage with a wide variety of senior management, on site staff, clients, and residents.

Some key responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an effective fire safety management system aligned to ISO 9997

  • Prepare relevant properties and building managers for the introduction of the Building Safety Bill, including collation of golden thread information, resident engagement strategy and building safety cases

  • Assist with the operational arrangements and management strategy for mixed used properties

  • Provide general assistance, including the preparation of guidance documents, to facilities managers and building managers with fire safety queries

  • Oversee the fire risk assessment program for their residential portfolio

  • Investigate significant (high) fire safety risks, building safety risks and fire safety incidents/ mandatory occurrence reporting. Identify root causes and implement procedural and management system changes to prevent reoccurrence

You'll need great engagement and influencing skills, the ability to coach and support non-technical stakeholders and be up for working in an open, collaborative and fast paced environment.

Experience required

  • Member of the IFE with an aim to achieve Grad IFE membership or similar with the FPA, with up-to-date knowledge of fire safety legislation, its application and best practice

  • Demonstrable track record of delivering measurable improvements in fire safety

  • Proven ability to influence at a corporate governance level and engage across the business, with ability to lead by example

  • Evidence of influencing and driving behavioural change across a multi-site organisation; holding excellent interpersonal communications skills, including excellent credibility

  • Adaptable, positive, and proactive to changing commercial drivers and assessing the impact on modern fire safety issues

  • Project management experience within a safety environment is also desirable

If you're looking to take your career to the next stage, this is the job for you. Our client offers great development opportunities, and you'll also be joining a highly capable and engaged team. For more information, apply below or contact Ben Flint via ben.flint@acre.com.