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Senior Fire Safety Advisor

Employer: University of the Arts London
Location: Hybrid – CSM King’s Cross/Home
Salary: £50,961 to £61,398 per annum
Contract: Full time
Hours: Full time

Job description

The opportunity

University of the Arts London (UAL) is seeking an experienced fire safety professional to join our Health and Safety Team and play a vital role in maintaining high safety standards across the university. 

UAL has a wide range of teaching, research and accommodation environments, comprising of multi storey buildings, creative studios, workshops and theatres. As a trusted source of expertise, the Health and Safety team provides support to staff and students and those affected by what we do, throughout the university. 

As the Senior Fire Safety Advisor, it will be your duty to provide competent advice and guidance on fire safety matters to our Estates teams, Colleges and the wider university. Your responsibilities will include leading on the development and implementation of our fire safety management system, overseeing policy creation and implementation, carrying out and managing Fire Risk Assessment process, delivering training, conducting audits and inspections, completing risk assessments on fire safety matters, preparing reports, and making recommendations to relevant stakeholders and committees.

About you

The successful candidate will possess a strong track record in fire safety management within large, multi-disciplinary organisations with demonstrable expertise in carrying out Fire Risk Assessment, workplace inspections, incident control, investigation, and meticulous recording and reporting. 

A deep understanding of fire safety legislation and best practice is essential, along with demonstrated experience in implementing fire management systems and building fire strategies. Proficiency in utilising fire risk assessment online tools, particularly for complex buildings is also required. Additionally, you should have experience in managing construction and refurbishment projects within occupied buildings.

Candidate should hold relevant professional qualifications and/or be working towards membership with the Institution of Fire Engineers, or similar (such as being a Fire Risk Assessor/Auditor through the Institution of Fire Engineers Register of Fire Risk Assessors and Auditors, CFPA Diploma in Fire Prevention or level 4 BTEC Diploma in Fire Safety and C05 Certificate in Fire Risk Assessment).

If you are passionate about ensuring the safety and well-being of our community and possess the required skills and experience, we encourage you to apply.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Zele Akhilele, Resourcing Adviser via email at Peoplestaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk.

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

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