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Fire Safety Delivery Manager

Fire Safety Delivery Manager

12 month fixed term contract

Department: Compliance & Building Safety
Reports to: Asset Compliance Manager

About Anchor:

At Anchor, we are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our residents. We are looking for a dedicated Fire Safety Manager to lead and manage our fire safety initiatives, ensuring compliance with all statutory and non-statutory regulations. This is a strategic and operational role that requires a proactive approach to fire safety management across all our properties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership & Strategy: Lead the development and implementation of fire safety strategies, ensuring compliance with fire safety regulations and the Building Safety Act.
  • Operational Management: Oversee fire safety management, repairs, and improvements, ensuring high standards of legal compliance and customer satisfaction.
  • Advisory Role: Provide professional fire safety advice and support, including out-of-hours assistance for serious incidents, in conjunction with the Health & Safety Team.
  • Policy & Compliance: Review and update the Fire Safety Management Policy, ensuring alignment with legislation and best practices. Manage FRA remedial works and ensure robust systems are in place.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Work with residents, leaseholders, and other stakeholders to address fire safety concerns. Support the Health & Safety Team in liaising with enforcing authorities.
  • Monitoring & Improvement: Develop and improve dashboards for monitoring FRA actions, ensuring timely completion. Establish mechanisms to maintain property information for compliance.
  • Team Leadership: Manage and support team members, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and high performance. Provide training and development opportunities to build organizational capability in fire safety management.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • In-depth knowledge of Fire Safety Regulations, the Building Safety Act, and related Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Proven track record in fire safety management within social housing or complex organizations.
  • Strong leadership and change management skills with the ability to influence and negotiate effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of conveying complex information clearly.
  • Experience in managing fire safety compliance, conducting and auditing fire risk assessments, and responding to enforcement notices.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills with a focus on innovative solutions.


  • Degree or equivalent in a property/building related discipline, or 5 years relevant construction industry experience.
  • Recognized Building Management or Fire Safety qualification (e.g., CIOB Level 6 Building Safety Management, BSC Fire Safety and Risk Management).
  • Membership of a professional body (e.g., IFE, FPA, IFSM) and NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management (desirable).

Key Activities and Outcomes:

  • Strategic Planning & Implementation: Develop and implement a comprehensive fire safety strategy and action plan. Establish clear goals, timelines, and performance measures.
  • Communication & Resident Engagement: Develop a communication and resident engagement plan. Build understanding and drive collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Leadership & Management: Provide strategic leadership in fire safety management. Implement changes to support teams in resolving fire safety delivery issues.
  • Training & Capability: Develop and implement a training plan for fire safety management. Provide ongoing training and support to build organizational capability.
  • Monitoring & Continuous Improvement: Establish a monitoring and evaluation framework. Foster a culture of continuous learning and seek out best practices.
  • Resource Management: Manage the allocated budget efficiently. Collaborate with relevant departments to ensure alignment and resource optimization.

What We Offer:

Anchor provides a supportive and dynamic work environment, offering opportunities for personal and professional growth. Join us to make a significant impact on fire safety management and contribute to the wellbeing of our residents.


As an Anchor colleague working from home, you’ll have access to a wide range of great communications and networking technologies. You’ll find that working from home is no barrier to being part of a close knit team and our friendly collaborative culture.

Anchor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to have an LGBT+ resident group, and also BAME, LGBT+ and Disabled colleague networks. These work closely with the organisation to celebrate diversity, address concerns, review policy and practice and empower their members. We recruit, train and promote without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or other protected status. One of our values is ‘respect’, therefore we do not accept harassment or discrimination from any colleague, resident or third party.


Anchor – a great place to work

Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit providers of care and housing for older people. Our heartfelt ambition is to transform housing and care so everyone can have a home where they love living in later life.

We’re not-for-profit which means every penny we make or save is invested in the people who live with us, the places they live and the people who work here. That means a better standard of care and customer service, better wages, more investment in training and development and improved facilities.

A rewarding environment

From health and happiness to finance and your career, we’ll give you all the support you need.

Health & happiness

  • Gym, fitness and wellbeing discounts
  • Mental health support
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to online GP appointments


  • Pension plan – contribute between 4% and 8% and we’ll match it or better
  • Quick and easy pension transfer service
  • Savings and financial advice, loans, free life assurance
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, phones, technology and more


  • Ongoing personal and professional development programme
  • Leadership Pathways online learning resources
  • Career progression and promotion opportunities

To see our full range of benefits, check out our dedicated being well website Please follow the link or copy and paste into your browser 

Celebrating diversity, celebrating you

Anchor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to celebrate diversity and inclusion in all that we do, as we know that the more diverse our colleagues are, the better care and support we can give to our residents and each other.  

We are proud to have an LGBT+ group for our residents, and also Disability, LGBT+ and race and ethnicity colleague networks. These work to celebrate diversity, address concerns, review policy and practice and empower their members.  We also have an Inclusive Ambassador network to allow all colleagues to be part of promoting diversity and to be an ally to others.

We are a Gold Standard Inclusive Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Menopause Friendly and a signatory to the Care Leaver Covenant, HouseProud Pledge and Age Friendly Employer Pledge schemes.

Fire Safety Delivery Manager

Temporary / Contract
3 - 5 years of experience
£41,600 - £52,000 plus car allowance

Published on 3 Jul 2024

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