Fire Risk Assessor

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Please See Advert Text
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 11/04/2021 23:59
Grade 8 (SCP 31 - 35) £34,728 - £38,890
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Health and Safety
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre and agile working
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
11 Apr
Further Information

We are currently looking to recruit a full time Fire Risk Assessor either permanently or on a fixed term 3-month contract. The post holder will work as part of the Council's Corporate Health and Safety service.

The post holders will be required to work from home, with a future blend of office-based work in the Civic Centre, Sunderland. The post will involve travel to and from various sites throughout the City.

The Council has an extensive property portfolio encompassing a wide variety and complexity of buildings including offices, schools, residential care homes and an Outdoor Education and Training Centre based in Cumbria. The successful candidate will be involved in carrying out fire risk and DSEAR assessments and producing comprehensive reports for these buildings as part of a prioritised fire risk assessment programme. The successful candidate will also be expected to coach and mentor other members of the health and safety team to build their fire risk assessment knowledge and contribute to the Council's fire safety management strategy.

The successful candidate should have a proven and previous experience in conducting fire risk assessments across a wide variety of buildings, ideally encompassing higher risk buildings. You should hold a recognisable and professional qualification in fire safety management and fire risk assessment from creditable providers such as the Fire Protection Association, Fire Industry Association or NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management or appropriate alternative.

You will have knowledge of current fire safety legislation, technical standards and best practice, an understanding of active and passive fire protection systems, delivering fire safety training to a broad range of delegates, communicating effectively at all levels as well as ability to adjust communication to suit a wide range of people, including those with no previous fire safety knowledge, be able to meet deadlines and have good IT skills.
It is desirable that you have relevant fire safety experience within the Fire and Rescue Service or within a commercial organisation/Building Surveying/Building Control, etc.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For an informal discussion please contact Geoff Scrafton on 07733002154 or email geoff.scrafton@sunderland.gov.uk.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil.
For further assistance contact the Operational HR Team - Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk.

Please note that CVs are not acceptable.

Please also note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.