Vacancy: Fire Safety Officer (0.5 FTE- Job Share)

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 5th July

Please note, should we receive a significant amount of applications Newport City Homes reserve the right to amend the closing date.

Interview Date: Friday 10th July

Salary: Up to £37,740.00

About Newport City Homes:

At Newport City Homes we are passionate about providing quality housing services for all our residents. We are a values led association which strives for excellence in everything we do. We listen, learn, improve, and most of all, deliver to our communities. With the conclusion of our 2020 vision, this will be a pivotal year to establish our new 2025 strategic vision; heavily focusing upon maximising our investment in homes & communities.

About the vacancy:

As Fire Safety Officer you will take a lead role for fire safety for the business to ensure residents, staff, contractors and the general public are safe in their homes / buildings and to support NCH meet its statutory duties as a landlord in accordance with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and health and safety regulations.

You will be the Association’s expert in Fire Safety and take the lead on providing recommendations and you will also be the point of contact with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, this will include communicating by providing a written response to fire safety enquiries.

Specifically the Fire Safety Officer will:

Ensure fire risk assessments are carried out within defined frequency with recommended actions / remedial work to be correctly risk scored, prioritised and completed actions closed down accordingly.
Provide major remedial work recommendations to the asset management / capital works team to allow a planned programme of work to align future budget provision to deliver capital work projects.
Be responsible for updating accurate fire safe information stored within the compliance database and to ensure the database is constantly verified to capture all properties and buildings owned by NCH are contained within the system to allow fire risk assessments are in place.
Provide fire safety reports to the compliance manager with relevant information that will include performance reports for NCH audit and risk committee, executive team papers and to meet audit requirements / recommendations.
Take a lead role chairing fire safety meetings, taking accurate meeting notes and liaise with fire safety consultants / industry experts to clarify fire safety matters for the business.
Provide assurances when responding to resident’s fire safety concerns and to provide relevant fire safety advice and guidance to colleagues and external contractors.
Be the fire safety expert for NCH and to be the point of contact with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, this will include communicating by providing a written response to fire safety enquiries.

(Please refer to the attached role profile for more information.)

For further information about the role, please contact

Benefits:

Newport City Homes strive to offer enhanced benefits to create a positive work life balance and work environment for our employees:

Enhanced Pension Scheme, we operate two pension schemes, one with Now and one with the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). LGPS is a defined benefit pension scheme with generous employer contribution values. You may be able to transfer in any other pension you have within your first year of service.
Enhanced Annual Leave, you would start on 25 days annual leave (+ Bank Holidays) which would increase to 30 days following 3 years’ service. As well as this, we operate a Flexible Working policy whereby you can accrue hours and take up to 1 day flexi leave per month. You can also buy and sell up to 5 days annual leave per year.
Agile Working Policy, (Dependent on role). NCH work with the philosophy that “work is something you do rather than somewhere you go.”
Health and Wellbeing, we have many health and wellbeing policies and initiatives such as Cycle to Work, Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption and Sick leave and a sabbatical leave policy.
Development, we offer many professional and personal development options such as paying for professional membership, sponsored study opportunities and career progression and development.

NCH strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.