Head of Fire Safety (Ref: 006296)

Central London
£Excellent Rate of Pay & Superb Prospects

Join the Elite Fire Safety Guardians!

Are you ready to ignite your career and become a crucial force in ensuring the safety of one of the world's leading educational institutions? The client is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to take the helm as our Fire Safety Compliance Leader.

Key Responsibilities:

Statutory Savvy: Lead the charge in ensuring it meets its statutory obligations in fire safety, providing invaluable advice to senior leadership teams, managers, and beyond.

Policy Pioneer: Develop and implement cutting-edge policies and procedures to control fire hazards effectively. Be the guardian of our 'fire safety management system,' maintaining and delivering excellence across all buildings.

Risk Mitigator: Step into the shoes of the Responsible Person, wielding the power to suspend activities if there's a serious fire risk. Ensure pre-occupation fire safety assessments are conducted for all projects, refurbishments, and works.

Custodian of Culture: Maintain and promote the Fire Safety Risk Management Standard, fostering a positive fire safety culture within our diverse community.

Assessment Authority: Lead in maintaining high-quality standards for fire risk assessments, ensuring certification and validation for both internal teams and third-party consultants.

Data Dynamo: Provide essential output of data, documentation, and reports to relevant groups and committees, guaranteeing transparency and accountability.

Audit Aficionado: Commission and oversee external audits of fire safety systems and management every two years, ensuring the utmost compliance and readiness.

Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with faculty leads, department heads, and senior managers, ensuring they are equipped to manage fire safety effectively. Foster strong relationships with Fire and Rescue Services to stand with the client during inspections.

Fire Safety Team Maestro: Manage, develop, and lead the fire safety team to greatness. Oversee working practices, continuous professional development, and budget management.

Other Duties: Embrace flexibility, demonstrate commitment, and keep your finger on the pulse of legislative changes to ensure standards are unparalleled.


Adhere to policies, embody our Ways of Working, attend relevant training events, and actively contribute to embedding a positive safety culture across the institution.

If you're ready to blaze a trail in fire safety leadership and join a community committed to excellence, apply now to be a part of the clients illustrious legacy! Your spark could make all the difference.

Apply now and become a part of the future!

If you’d like to apply for this role, please contact one of the Maxwell Stephens team on 0207 118 4848 for more details. You can also send your CV to cv@maxwellstephens.com.