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Fire Safety Manager

Fire Safety Manager

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to use your skills and expertise to support fire and life safety at Selfridges? Looking for a company that wants to help further your career as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?  

 If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’, then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for! 

We are looking for a Fire Safety Manager with fire engineering expertise, or a fire engineer looking to widen their skill set by taking on a broader remit as a Fire Safety Manager. 


As the Fire Safety Manager, you will support the lead for fire safety management across the organisation, most notably in executing the various fire strategies and ensuring compliance with the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRFSO). As the subject matter expert, you will provide and apply technical knowledge and guidance where required to internal stakeholders. 

As a Fire Safety Manager, you will: 

Lead and Advise

  • Be the first point of contact for technical queries relating to fire and life safety
  • Ensure compliance with the Fire Strategies within the business, particularly during project and construction works
  • Support achieving compliance with the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (2005), specifically Part 1, Article 5 and Part 2, Articles 8-23
  • Support in the undertaking of Fire Risk Assessments and ensuring recommendations are considered and action taken against them in a timely manner
  • Keep up to date and advise on any legal or building regulation changes to make sure our design standards and ways of working are updated accordingly

Influence and Engage

  • Work closely with Selfridges’ Design and Projects teams to ensure fire and life safety is considered at each relevant stage and that Selfridges’ fire strategies are implemented
  • Improve the awareness and understanding of the responsibilities relating to fire safety amongst stakeholders and in doing so, positively influence the behaviours of their teams and improve fire safety management within our business
  • Be curious and challenging when interacting with stakeholders to gain better insight  
  • Support the continuous improvement of fire safety throughout the business through the creation of initiatives, education and completion of identified improvements
  • Create robust policies and raise awareness of these policies amongst relevant parties
  • Articulate technical language in a clear and simple way for all audiences to understand



  • Analyse data from both leading and lacking indicators and produce monthly reports for all stores and areas of the business
  • Work with key stakeholders discussing findings of data analysis and the impact on their activity – lowering risks, increasing knowledge and improving behaviours and performance


  • Proactively identify training needs and opportunities and support the delivery of them to relevant parties throughout the business
    • Including fire panel management, alarm response, use of fire-fighting equipment and front and back of house emergency procedures


Qualifications / Training:

  • Desirable - qualification in fire engineering or fire safety management at Degree or Diploma level (or equivalent)
  • Desirable - membership of IFE or IFSM

Technical Skills:

  • Understanding of fire safety systems and fire prevention systems
  • Experience in the application of technical standards 
  • Be able to understand and apply knowledge of fire safety standards and guidance documents (as mentioned above BS9999 and Approved Document B Part 2)
  • A subject matter expert, making sure that we are always legally compliant
  • Use of MS Office

Personal Attributes/ Behavioural Skills:

  • Strong at building working relationships with key stakeholders across all levels – highly approachable and a strong communicator with the ability to influence behaviours
  • Responsible, able to support the lead of the fire safety function
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in a very fast paced environment
  • Highly self-motivated individual with strong prioritisation skills
  • Flexible approach to suit the needs of the business with a high level of care taken in each task
  • Strong team player but can also work autonomously to deliver results




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