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Health and Safety Assurance Officer – Fire Safety

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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Closed for applications on 18/04/2018 12:00
£30,153 - £31,601
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Job Category:
Health and Safety
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Employment Location:
Redcar and Cleveland House

Job details 

Closing date:
18 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.”

This post is based at the centre of the council in the Resources Directorate which has key responsibility for managing the council’s money and people as well as ensuring that democratic decisions are well informed and legally sound.

We are seeking an experienced, ambitious and motivated individual to join us as a Fire Safety Assurance Officer.

The main purpose of this role is to be responsible for the effective and efficient control of fire strategies within the council. Working under the direction of the Assurance Lead (Health and Safety), you will be responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of fire safety to ensure full and continued compliance with relevant legislation and policies.

As the successful candidate, your main responsibilities will include:
• Assisting the Assurance Lead (Health and Safety) in the delivery of activities and initiatives designed to improve fire safety management throughout the council.
• Developing and delivering a range of fire safety training across all services throughout the council.
• Assisting in the Management of Fire Safety within the organisation, identifying key areas of risk, writing, reviewing and implementing fire risk assessments, developing and implementing policy.
• Auditing council owned and occupied premises in relation to fire safety to determine levels of compliance and advising on remedial actions.
• Developing, implementing and managing a schedule of inspections to determine the integrity of existing passive fire safety features and advising on remedial actions as necessary.

The successful candidate will have worked within a similar role previously and will be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of the current fire safety legislation and its application. You will also hold both the NEBOSH general and NEBOSH Fire Safety certificate.

As the post sits within the Audit and Assurance Team, you will be required to work as part of a team to provide assurance on the Council’s overall control environment. The successful candidate will support the provision of a corporate health and safety service by completing allocated tasks from the integrated audit and assurance plan.

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

Full details of the role can be found at https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/

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