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Fire Risk Assessor

Salary: £29,924 per annum

Location: Sunderland

Contract Type: Permanent

Additional: Full time, 36 hours per week

Closing Date: 19/01/2020 17:00

Who we are

Gentoo is a housing association that owns and manages more than 28,000 homes. We believe that by putting people first we can build great homes and create strong communities. We are focused on delivering an outstanding service to our customers and as a responsible business, we pride ourselves on inspiring people to make a difference. We collaborate with key partners and other housing associations to influence things that affect our colleagues, customers and society. We are one of the largest employers in Sunderland and landlords in the North East. Gentoo's uniqueness and strength come from the dedication, skill and energy of our staff; they live our values daily and work to deliver Gentoo's vision. We are proud to have been awarded IIP Gold status in recognition for our commitment to our people.

What we offer

We know our success is down to our people. So we like to reward your hard work with great benefits, including a superb salary structure, a fantastic pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a range of flexible working arrangements. We also like to reward long service and recognise the continued staff contribution through an online employee discount and recognition platform.

About the role

Fire safety is a key priority for Gentoo Group. We recognise the importance of managing fire safety to ensure our tenants and colleagues are safe. In this role you will undertake fire risk assessments within the Gentoo Group portfolio of buildings under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This will include desktop reviews of relevant fire documentation (e.g., existing fire risk assessment reports; existing fire safety strategy reports; fire drawings) as well as site inspections for carrying out the fire risk assessments. You will also assist in the administration and issuing of remedial actions arising from fire risk assessments.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for someone who has the following skills, knowledge and experience:
• Knowledge of current fire safety legislation and best practice.
• Experience of undertaking fire risk assessments, particularly (but not exclusively) in the housing or property management sectors.
• Experience of the effective management of fire safety, particularly (but not exclusively) in the housing or property management sectors.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• A team player who will promote a “one Gentoo” approach to fire safety.

You will hold a recognised certificate in fire risk assessment, such as the Fire Protection Agency Certificate in Fire Risk Assessment or the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management. You will be willing to continuously develop your fire safety knowledge.

This post is subject to a basic disclosure.