Fire Safety Officer – Facilities Management

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Fire Safety Officer - Facilities Management
Contract / Temporary

Bury 0008 82D8 / 1

Posted: 27th February 2024 11:27
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £19.81 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • BURY,

    BL9 0SW

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Fire Safety Officer - Facilities Management

Reference no:  Bury 0008 82D8 / 1

Pay rate: Up to £19.81 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Hours per week: 37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months   

City: BURY

Hybrid working

Basic DBS required for this role

A Fire Safety Officer is required to work in the Facilities Management Team and to create and implement a schedule of fire safety management strategies across all Council buildings including markets, leisure centres, residential accommodations. To be responsible for the proactive implementation and oversight of all fire measures across all Council buildings and create new and update existing Fire Risk Assessments across all Council buildings, and prepare and deliver appropriate training to Designated Responsible Persons in all aspects of fire safety. Ensure the appropriate standards for fire precautions are met and comply with all relevant legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice, across all Council buildings.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advise on fire issues relating to building structure and fabric, services, alterations and maintenance.
  • Communicate and liaise with Designated Responsible Persons to advise on the introduction and maintenance of appropriate fire precautions, risk control measures and manage fire safety compliance across the Council’s buildings.
  • Liaise with the Lead Officer for Fire Safety in the H & S Team to ensure all fire safety arrangements across all Council buildings meet current legislative requirements, fit with the Council H & S policy and meet all the appropriate compliance requirements.
  • Write new Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) as required across all Council buildings and correctly identify appropriate fire risk precautions and control measures that need to be introduced. To include an audit of all fire safety arrangements at the premises, e.g. fire alarm, fire doors, signage, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, fire drill arrangements, etc.
  • Review, update and monitor existing FRAs on an annual basis or sooner if any significant changes have occurred and/or if there has been a fire or an intervention from the Health & Safety Executive. Provide fire safety compliance information reports to Senior Leader Team as required.
  • Advise on new build fire safety requirements and develop and update fire prevention strategies.
  • General day to day monitoring of fire precautions. Monitor and mitigate unwanted fire alarm activations.
  • Develop fire safety policies, procedures and arrangements in line with the Council Health & Safety Policy. Monitor, on a sampling basis, the arrangement of regular fire drills across all Council buildings.
  • Prepare and deliver training programmes relating to all aspects of fire safety to the designated Responsible Persons for each building, thereby keeping staff at the Council buildings informed about changes in fire safety policies and procedures and updates to legislation.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • A level 3 qualification in Fire Safety and Risk Management e.g. NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management or equivalent.
  • An Institute of Fire Engineers approved qualification in Advanced Fire Risk Assessment.



  • Experience of investigating incidents, including fires and of advising on appropriate fire safety precautions and fire risk control measures.
  • Experience of working and undertaking FRAs in a variety of workplaces, including for “Life Risk” sleeping accommodation establishments.
  • Experience of applying fire safety, health & safety legislation and good practice in an advisory capacity and advising on the application of Passive and Active fire protection systems in a variety of workplaces.
  • Experience of presenting and training to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience of working in a similar role in a Local Authority setting desirable.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain a quality information system.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to write reports and liaise effectively with colleagues, representatives from enforcement agencies and external contacts in a professional manner and contribute as a member of a team whilst using own initiative as required.
  • Pro-active approach to fire safety and the development of a fire safety culture.
  • Able to take ownership of, organise and prioritise tasks and workload from initial stage to completion to meet deadlines.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.



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Job Ref: Bury 0008 82D8 / 1
Fire Safety Officer - Facilities Management
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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