Fire Safety Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 24 July 2024

Job summary

The Fire Safety Manageris responsible for providing specialist professional advice whilst coordinating fire safety arrangements for the Trust, reporting to the Head of Health and Safety. The post holder will provide managers and staff with expertise, advice and guidance on all aspects of fire safety to assist the Trust in achieving and maintaining compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and associated requirements.

The post holder will provide the necessary leadership to support and embed fire safety matters within the Trust and will develop and lead a comprehensive fire safety management system. The post holder will ensure high quality delivery of this work, helping the Trust to achieve an environment that is safe and secure for staff and patients.

The post holder will aim to provide a comprehensive, inclusive and professional service to the Trust and work towards the creation of a pro-fire safety culture. In addition, the post holder will be required to influence the prevention and reduction of fire safety related incidents across the Trust, developing reporting mechanisms for improving the use of incident data to reduce risks and reducing the likelihood of prosecution.

The role requires the development of comprehensive reports for communication to all levels within the Trust, including Executive Committees and the Trust Board. These reports will cover compliance, technical investigations, incidents, and the analysis of complex fire safety issues.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be able to provide expert fire safety advice to the Trust on fire safety issues. Their main responsibilities include:

  • Regularly undertaking and producing suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments for Trust premises, exercising judgement when identifying and assessing fire risks to suggest remedial actions.
  • Identifying the Trust's status regarding compliance with current legislation and guidance, escalating non-conformity and putting in place/recommend remedial actions and forecast results.
  • Developing and delivering both short and long-term strategic plans for fire safety risk management.
  • Ensuring those directly involved in fire safety management act in accordance with their defined responsibilities.
  • Reviewing all fire safety related incidents.
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of an effective fire safety training programme.
  • Developing and presenting thematic reports to Trust meetings and forums.
  • Developing and monitoring the Fire Safety Policy and associated procedures.
  • Developing mechanisms for reporting fire safety compliance.

About us

Working for us is an experience like no other. We provide emergency and urgent care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, operating across the largest ambulance region in England of 10,000 square miles and responding to an average of 2,650 incidents every day.

We remain committed to ensuring that we provide the best possible care for all our patients, which is reflected in our new five-year strategy which has continually improving patient care at its very core.

At the heart of our beautiful and diverse region we employ over 6000 people and are supported by over 575 volunteers.

If you embody our values of one team, compassionate and innovative and are looking to make a real difference to peoples' lives, then we would love to hear from you.

In return we will equip you with the skills, resources and development you need to thrive in your role.

You will have opportunities to progress to roles at a higher pay grade and enjoy continuous professional development.

Benefits

  • Competitive NHS salary
  • A standard working week of 37.5 hours
  • Holiday entitlements of 27 days per year, plus general and public holidays, rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Pay enhancements for out of hours, shift and overtime working
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Career and salary progression
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Free parking across Trust sites
  • Cycle-to-work and other salary sacrifice schemes
  • Staff networks
  • Access to a wide range of discounts from various organisations across the UK

Date posted

05 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

202 - 6445365

Job locations

Trust HQ or St James

Exeter or Bristol

EX2 7HY


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for the main responsibilities of this role.

Please note the interviews for this role will take place on 1 August 2024.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for the main responsibilities of this role.

Please note the interviews for this role will take place on 1 August 2024.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Essential

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience gained within fire safety management.
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar management capacity.
  • Significant post-qualification fire safety knowledge acquired through professional experience.
  • Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (MIFSM), or equivalent organisation with demonstrable evidence of CPD completion.
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting and producing suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments for high risk and complex buildings
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Certificate in training practice or extensive experience of preparing and delivering training related to fire safety.
  • Fire training college course(s) for fire safety management, or equivalent.

Desirable

  • Registered as a Tier 3 Fire Risk Assessor with an accredited body e.g. Tiered Fire Risk Assessor Register (TFRAR).
  • Health and safety qualifications
  • Experience of a similar role in a large, multi-site organisation with a similar risk profile.
  • NHS experience.
Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Essential

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience gained within fire safety management.
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar management capacity.
  • Significant post-qualification fire safety knowledge acquired through professional experience.
  • Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (MIFSM), or equivalent organisation with demonstrable evidence of CPD completion.
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting and producing suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments for high risk and complex buildings
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Certificate in training practice or extensive experience of preparing and delivering training related to fire safety.
  • Fire training college course(s) for fire safety management, or equivalent.

Desirable

  • Registered as a Tier 3 Fire Risk Assessor with an accredited body e.g. Tiered Fire Risk Assessor Register (TFRAR).
  • Health and safety qualifications
  • Experience of a similar role in a large, multi-site organisation with a similar risk profile.
  • NHS experience.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trust HQ or St James

Exeter or Bristol

EX2 7HY


Employer's website

https://www.swast.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trust HQ or St James

Exeter or Bristol

EX2 7HY


Employer's website

https://www.swast.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Head of Health and Safety

Jodie Woolner

jodie.woolner@swast.nhs.uk

Date posted

05 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

202 - 6445365

Job locations

Trust HQ or St James

Exeter or Bristol

EX2 7HY


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