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Housing Fire Safety Manager

Up to £57214 per annum Plus Benefits

Daniel Mulvey Recruitment Consultant – Asset Management, Property Services & Compliance

Job Description

MMP Consultancy currently have an opportunity for a Housing Fire Safety Manager to join a local authority based out of Hampshire.

This will be a permanent position paying £57,214 P/A rising to £59,234 P/A with excellent performance.

The Role:

  • To lead and manage the Council's response to fire safety in the Council's Housing stock, including devising strategies, policies and assurance processes to ensure compliance with all statutory fire safety laws/regulations/codes of practice and guidance.
  • To lead and manage the Council's housing fire risk assessment programme.
  • To lead and manage the delivery of all programmes of work and actions arising from fire risk assessments, ensuring they are undertaken within appropriate timescales.
  • To work closely with the Executive Head of Governance and Housing, EMT and Housing Service Managers on all aspects of fire safety and related works.

Job Purpose:

  • To lead and manage the Council's response to fire safety in the Council housing stock.

  • To lead, manage, plan and deliver the Council's programme of fire risk assessments across all Council housing stock.

  • To lead and manage the implementation of all work programmes and actions arising out of fire risk assessments including tendering projects, ensuing that fire safety work is undertaken to the required standard.

  • To work directly with external Fire Safety experts in the implementation of fire safety works and best practice.

  • To lead, manage and be responsible for formal project control processes ensuring these are updated regularly and acted upon.

  • To manage the Fire Safety Project Officer and Building Safety Officers to ensure effective delivery of work programmes in response to fire safety actions and other building remedial actions to ensure that council housing stock is safe.

  • To monitor all fire safety project activity, including against budgets and delivery of targets in accordance with agreed timescales.

  • To manage and lead on fire risk management strategies and policies for the Council's Housing Service in line with fire safety legislation/regulations/ codes of practice/ guidance.

  • To work closely with Executive Head, EMT and Housing Service Managers on all aspects of fire and building safety.

  • To appoint, lead and manage staff.

  • To be responsible for implementing new fire safety legislation and best practice, liaising closely with the Executive Heads, EMT and Housing Services and recommend appropriate courses of action. .

  • Regularly advise senior management and the Council's Executive Management Team (EMT) of performance relating to fire safety against best practice and legal standards.

  • Produce clear, concise and regular reports for senior management and the Council's Executive Management Team on fire safety compliance.

  • Apply sound professional judgement to ensure that risks are escalated to the Executive Head/EMT and to devise appropriate robust and tested mitigation plans and strategies to deal with risk.

  • Be responsible for embedding a positive fire safety culture through close liaison with all Housing Service Managers, the Executive Head and EMT and arrange a regular programme of fire safety training across Housing Services.

  • Liaise with enforcing authorities where necessary, taking responsibility for recording and managing fire incidences and implementing any post-incident actions.

  • Represent my client at fire safety sector forums, building professional relationships with key external stakeholders, including Hampshire & IOW Fire Service, Health and Safety Executive and the Social Housing Regulator.


You need to hold either of the following qualifications:

  • Member of the Institute of Fire safety Managers (MIFSM)
  • Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (MIFireE)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety.

Title: Housing Fire Safety Manager

Salary: £57,214 P/A rising to £59,234 P/A with excellent performance.

Location: Hampshire

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