Senior Fire Safety Manager

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Senior Fire Safety Manager  
Home-based with UK Travel      
Full Time, Permanent    

£62,000 - £72,000 (dependent on experience)     


Here at Serco, we are seeking an experienced Senior Fire Safety Manager join our team. This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of fire safety within our organisation, ensuring compliance, best practice and a culture of safety excellence.


As the Senior Fire Safety Manager at Serco, you will play a pivotal role in setting the standard for fire safety management and driving excellence across our diverse portfolio of contracts and premises. This is a newly created role, and we are looking for a subject matter expert who can provide leadership, management and coordination of fire safety activities. Your primary focus will be on influencing and engaging senior stakeholders while advising and supporting the development, implementation and strategy of our Fire Safety policies and procedures.


As part of this you'll:


  • Provide proactive expert fire safety advice to the leadership team and the wider business
  • Create a Divisional Fire Safety Policy and procedures that align with industry standards
  • Support the growth of knowledge and competence within the organisation, including the creation of processes, procedures, report templates, and upskilling of existing fire risk assessors
  • Manage the recruitment and training of Fire Risk Assessors from internal teams in collaboration with our training providers
  • Offer support, guidance and mentoring to internal fire risk assessors to enhance their professional development
  • Maintain a register of fire risk assessments for all owned or shared buildings
  • Ensure accurate records of fire risk assessments and agreed actions are maintained to maintain accountability
  • Ensure compliance with all current legislation regarding fire safety, including working with Appointed Persons
  • Assist in the writing of the Safety Case required under the Building Safety Act 2022
  • Support the business in managing its Fire Safety compliance requirements and system/process management in line with British Standard BS9997:2019
  • Report regularly (monthly/quarterly) on fire safety performance to the leadership team



What you'll need to do the role:

  • Recognised Fire Safety and Fire Risk Assessment qualification (Level 4 Diploma or equivalent)
  • Registered Fire Risk Assessor (IFE/IFSM/IPFO/FRACS or equivalent approved body) or demonstrable competencies to achieve such registration
  • Minimum of five years' experience in Fire Safety roles
  • Experience in developing fire safety processes and procedures, delivering training, and providing mentoring
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with all levels of management
  • Experience in influencing changes in Fire, Health and Safety culture and behaviour
  • Ability to produce accurate, concise reports
  • Basic managerial experience is preferred but not essential
  • Experience in carrying out fire risk assessments in high-risk, complex and historical buildings
  • Understanding and application of As Low as Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) principles in fire risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and Regulation 38, along with relevant guidance documents like British Standard BS9997:2019
  • Strong interpersonal skills, understanding of matrixed management and adaptability to a changing professional landscape


Why Serco:


Meaningful and vital work: In this position, your work is vital to the business, in terms of decisions and growth. You will gain a world of opportunity working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, personal growth, achievement and development won't be hard to find. You'll also work with great people. You'll find yourself working in a highly motivated, supportive environment where no two days are the same, with experienced colleagues who strive for excellence.


What we offer:


  • Company car / £4200 cash alternative
  • Bonus scheme - 10% on target, 20% exceeding targets
  • Private healthcare
  • Pension - 6%
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Growth and development opportunities - Serco will support with a range of qualifications
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Bupa Anytime HealthLine, Thrive App, Simply Health Plans and more
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure and Hospitality discounts
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase more
  • Life assurance



About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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13/10/2023 02:13:00
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