About The Role

LiveWest’s number one priority is our customers safety. To assist us in keeping our customers safe, we commission annual fire risk assessments (FRAs) which are carried out by an accredited 3rd party external contractor. We carry out approximately 1,500 fire risk assessments each year in our blocks of flats and other relevant buildings which creates a significant number of actions needing resolution. This could be as simple as confirming a service has been carried out to a major project to replace fire doors throughout a scheme.

The Fire Safety Surveyor role will involve reviewing and interrogating all FRAs and their associated actions, creating specifications of work for delivery by either our in house teams or external contractors and raising works orders for the works to be completed.  There will also be a requirement to provide technical guidance and advice to our colleagues and other stakeholders on all fire related matters ensuring that at all times this meets any regulatory or procedural requirements and that safety is given the highest priority.

We have also committed to keeping our customers informed regarding the fire safety of where they live, and part of the role will include providing this detail to them and being able to discuss why we need to complete the work. The role will be part of the Fire Safety Team.

The role will be primarily office based with the requirement to attend sites across our geography for surveys, inspections and meeting with stakeholders to discuss fire safety matters.

For further information about this opportunity, please click here to view our candidate information pack.
About The Candidate
To be considered for the role of Fire Safety Surveyor, you will:
  • Hold a relevant technical degree, preferably in fire engineering or a fire related discipline. (D)
  • Have a Certificate in Fire Risk Assessment - if you don't already hold this or an equivalent qualification, it will be a requirement of the role to complete prior to end of probation period.
  • Have a NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management - if you don't already hold this or an equivalent qualification, it will be a requirement of the role to complete prior to end of probation period.
  • Have a proven track record of managing fire risk.
  • Be a member of recognised professional body. (D)
    Have a good level of understanding of delivering front line services to internal and external customers in challenging environments.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with people internally and externally.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Building and Fire Regulations/Legislation including (But not limited to):
    The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
    Fire Safety in Purpose-Built Blocks of Flats (LACORS)
    British Standards
    The Building Regulations
    Approved Documents
    MHCLG Guidance Documents
    PAS 79:2012
  • Possess good IT skills.
  • Be able to analyse information, make informed judgements and manage risk effectively.
  • Have the ability to work to strict deadlines, managing constant and often conflicting demands.
  • Be able to professionally convey information in formal reports and oral presentations.
  • Be able to lead by example and in a manner consistent the organisations policies, goals and values.
  • Have strong quantitative and analytical skills with good attention to detail.
  • Be used to working at a similar level within an RSL, local or public authority, or private practice, involved in the asset management and
  • surveying function.
  • Have considerable property compliance experience from a technical management perspective, demonstrating understanding of the built
  • environment.
  • Have a good understanding of Health and Safety legislation pertaining to management of housing and the construction industry including CDM and HHSRS.  
  • Hold a full, valid UK driving licence
In return, we provide a generous entitlement to paid holiday increasing with length of service, a pension scheme, a healthcare cash back plan, and great opportunities and support to develop your career. 
About The Company

At LiveWest, we believe in a home for everyone.  We own and manage 36,000 homes across the South West, from Cornwall to Gloucestershire.
We take the time to listen to, understand and learn from our customers.  We focus on thriving as a business and employer, so we can deliver more homes and even better services.