Making a Difference
to people's lives

Fire Safety Category Manager

Hours:  36 Hours per week

Location:  Shropshire with agile working arrangements

Salary: £40,292 per annum

We’re looking for a committed and driven professional to join our fire safety team. You will be leading and supported by a team of 6 committed staff, to ensure the safety and security of our residents and colleagues across a wide mix of building types.  Also, working co-operatively with the wider organisation and external contractors and consultants to achieve this critical business objective. You will need to be someone who is focused on delivery, capable to respond quickly to emerging demands and find solutions to challenges. Working within a high-profile area of the business presents a significant opportunity for further professional and personal development and career progression.

The Organisation:

The Wrekin Housing Group is a socially-minded organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives. We do this by:

  • Providing more than 13,500 homes for affordable rent across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Staffordshire.
  • Delivering care services to older people, adults with learning difficulties and people with dementia.
  • Channelling social investment across communities to create jobs and promote economic growth. We generate opportunities for people to gain employability skills, maximising the social value of our services and delivering wider community benefits.

At Wrekin you will be joining a team of more than 1200 colleagues who inspire positive change, communicate clearly, grow together and ensure that everyone matters. We make sure that all colleagues have the tools and training to flourish and contribute to our collective goal of making a difference to people’s lives.

(For further details please visit our website


In return, we offer you an interesting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to join a supportive Organisation with over 1290 employees. Flexible working arrangements, starting with 22 days annual leave increasing with service to 30 days plus 8 days bank holiday per annum, there is also a competitive pension scheme, health care options and free life assurance, lease car scheme.

The Role

Take ownership of the delivery of operational and planned fire safety objectives including, but not limited to:

    • Fire Risk Assessments (FRA) and identified actions
    • Active fire safety system service and maintenance
    • Passive fire safety works,
    • Routine building inspections, including fire doors,
    • Planned programme improvement and installation work,
    • Responsible Persons alarm response management,

Ensure that all fire safety operational and planned works are carried out and completed to the highest standard as per statutory/non-statutory legislation, building regulations, ACOPs, guidance and contract documents, in line with the Group’s compliance performance. The Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are;

    • Assessments, inspections and actions completed on time;
    • High standards of quality
    • Excellent customer satisfaction.

Provide a technical support service to the Group for building and fire safety matters. 

Provide detailed information on the performance of fire safety operational and planned objectives, including KPIs for compliance and asset management reporting.

Provide technical advice and support for all fire safety matters across the Group.

(For further details please read the Full Job Description)

 What you will need:

Studying for or possessing a higher qualification/degree in building construction/property asset management/facilities management.

Experience in procurement, contract management and/or property, compliance management and delivering building safety management/planned works.

Practical knowledge of statutory/non-statutory legislation, standards and best practices in building/fire safety and general health and safety management. Knowledge of fire safety throughout a building’s life, from construction, occupation and vacation.

(For further details please read the Full Person Specification)

Our Inclusive Culture

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. All applications are considered on the requirements of the role regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief or background. Please refer to our Equal Opportunities Policy below for further information.

The Recruitment Process

In partnership with our trusted external providers we are committed to undertaking care and safeguarding checks with all colleagues. These checks may vary according to the role you have applied for.

We also ask for two references for everyone who is offered a position, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. All roles will also be offered subject to satisfactory right to live and work in the UK checks; if you need any further information on these checks please visit

Ref : WHG1951. Closing Date : 19/08/2022 - Interview Date : 22/08/2022


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