Fire Safety Manager

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Health & Safety 
13249 
UK Wide 
Permanent 
Competitive + Bonus + Benefits 


The Role

In this pivotal role you`ll provide proactive guidance, assistance, and industry leading approaches to support Unite Students in all duties relating to fire safety. Working closely with the Fire Safety team and other wider teams, you will play a key role in promoting a positive fire safety culture and ensuring best practice in fire safety management.

This role is available for remote working and can be based anywhere in the UK. Regular travel to our student accommodation properties across the UK will be required - all properties are based in city centre locations and easily accessible by train.

What You`ll Be Doing

  • Championing fire safety best practice in the development, maintenance, and design of fire safety systems, planned preventative maintenance and testing, post-build remediation works and projects
  • Maintaining and continually improving the Fire Prevention Management Programme using data, fire safety campaigns, emerging technologies and effective communication to prevent fire and false alarms
  • Supporting the Property Development team and Fire Engineers with insight and best practice at all stages of planning and build
  • Delivering effective advice and support to our Operations, Estates, Technical, Projects, Development and other wider teams to ensure Fire Safety best practice is maintained throughout the organisation
  • Continually developing, improving and implementing all aspects of the Fire Safety Management System and other associated guidance including Unite Students` Keeping uS Safe Guide
  • Supporting the organisation in the adoption of legislative, sector and industry change
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders within the sector and wider industry to ensure Unite Students continue to keep ahead of emerging topics and manage fire safety well

What We`re Looking for in You

  • Demonstrable track record of proactively delivering measurable fire safety improvements
  • Level 4 certificate in Fire Safety or above with evidence of a pro-active approach to personal development
  • Associate IFE membership or similar
  • Knowledge of requirements and best practice approaches to all aspects of residential fire safety
  • Proven ability to influence and engage across a business, with an ability to lead by example
  • Comfortable in the use of technology and IT systems including MS Office
  • Adaptable, positive and proactive to changing commercial drivers with an ability to continually assess impact on your areas of responsibility

What You`ll Get in Return

  • An annual bonus so you can share in the company`s success
  • 25 days` paid holiday
  • Competitive pension - based on how much you save, we`ll contribute 1% more up to 11%
  • Flexible and remote working opportunities
  • Shared Parental Leave - 18 weeks full pay
  • Other benefits include, ShareSave, Bike to Work, Charity Match, amazing discounts and more!

About Unite Students

Founded in 1991, Unite Students is a FTSE 250 business and the UK`s leading provider of purpose-built student accommodation. You can find us in 27 leading university towns and cities, with close to 75,000 students calling uS home! We pride ourselves on delivering excellent service to our customers; no-one knows students better. Our purpose is to provide a Home for Success for the students that live with us, and a workplace to thrive and grow for the people who work with uS.

Room for Everyone

We`re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we`re passionate about building inclusive teams. We focus on creating a collaborative culture where you can be yourself, where your voice is heard and where you can truly belong. It is important to us that our people reflect the diversity of our students and the communities we work in. We celebrate being different and work together to be the best we can be.





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