Association for Specialist Fire Protection

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection, the leading trade association representing the passive fire protection sector in the UK and Ireland, is seeking a part-time Technical Officer.

The Technical Officer is responsible for the drafting, upkeep and revision of all the Association’s technical publications which include its ‘Colour Books’ on the use, specification, regulations and fire testing of passive fire protection products; a range of Technical Guidance Documents and Advisory Notes; as well as targeted reference books.

These documents are developed by the Association’s Technical Committee and Technical Task Groups, consisting of member representatives, and the Technical Officer is responsible for managing these Task Groups, as well as supporting the work of the Association’s other Officers and Task Groups in developing policy and undertaking marketing activities.

The Technical Officer will also take an active role in the Association’s training and educational activities, and will be responsible for developing and delivering presentations at ASFP seminars and external conference, exhibition and training events; drafting technical papers and articles for publication; and answering e-mail and telephone enquiries from the Association’s technical enquiry service.

Reporting to the Association’s Chief Operating Officer, the Technical Officer will work an average of two days per week, although actual hours may fluctuate to meet demand. As well as technical knowledge and experience, applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be highly organised and self-motivated to ensure objectives can be achieved in agreed timescales.

This home-working role is likely to suit a freelance consultant, or a recently or near retired person with a technical background in construction, preferably in passive fire protection. Salary circa £20,000pa.

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