Fire Safety Manager

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

Please note that this role is advertised on behalf of Atlas BFW Management Ltd (Atlas), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and as such, successful applicant(s) will be on Atlas Terms and Conditions. For further information about Atlas, please visit:

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will work in a small team of fire safety and health and safety specialists in managing KPIs for fire safety. Duties include production and implementation of a fire safety training delivery plan, programme of risk assessments, advising service users on management of fire incidents and unwanted fire signals and presenting information to clinical teams.

About us

The Company, which began trading in March 2017, was established as a wholly owned subsidiary company of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and provides fully managed healthcare facilities services, including medical devices management, capital and estates services and facilities management, to clients across the Fylde Coast and North West region.

Over the last four years we have developed and strengthened the services we provide, with an aim to provide the best high quality cost-effective property and facilities services across the North West.

Our profits are used to both help grow the business and to enhance our clients' service provision and during the recent COVID-19 pandemic we have been proud to support our clients' front line clinical services by helping to provide the best possible environment for their patients, service users, customers, staff and visitors.

Atlas enjoys the opportunities to develop and grow which it is afforded as an independent company; however, as a wholly owned subsidiary of an NHS organisation, the Company also remains committed to upholding the NHS core values of ethics, honesty and integrity. In addition, we use our unique position to develop and enhance collaborative integrated working with partners across the local health economy wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be the Fire AP for the Fire Safety service and appoint Skilled Persons and Competent Persons as required.
  • Ensuring all contractual requirements are met in relation to response and delivery of KPIs and reactive activities.
  • To undertake all mandatory Fire Safety training for Atlas and Client staff on an annual basis and in accordance with RRO (Fire) and HTM 05
  • To undertake ward and departmental fire risk assessments for Atlas and the Client in accordance with RRO (Fire) and HTM 05
  • Carry out risk assessments and draw up fire plans
  • Liaise with local fire services
  • Investigate incidents
  • Train fire wardens
  • Train staff in fire prevention and evacuation drills
  • Organise spot checks around the sites
  • Arrange regular fire alarm tests and fire drills
  • Represent the department at appropriate internal functions and meetings the Trust at appropriate external functions and meetings.
  • Carry out complex diagnostic work to resolve operational issues and needs regarding fire safety matters.
  • Control of Specialist Sub Contractors and recommending/advising of relevant contractors that may be engaged in fire safety requirements for Atlas.
  • Allocation of work for the team for both planned and reactive fire safety management as appropriate
  • Production of reports as required for Atlas OMG and Board, and the Trust and as part of corporate governance reporting framework, in relation to fire safety matters.
  • Ensure all relevant records are kept up to date.
  • To provide guidance and identify the necessary training for staff and apprentices in order to develop additional skills to improve the persons abilities and overall effectiveness.
  • Ensure good communication channels between Atlas and the Client/organisation in relation to fire safety specialist advice.
  • Provision of fire safety advice to Atlas Clients and the team, aiding in resolution of enquiries or problems that may occur
  • To advise the Atlas SLT and Board on the effectiveness of Trust KPIs additions, deletions, or alterations for Fire safety.
  • To ensure statutory compliance regarding ire safety and that appropriate records are maintained.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Educated to HNC/ HND level in a relevant discipline or ability to demonstrate appropriate level of relevant experience and competency.
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • FPA/ HTM Fire Risk Assessment training.


  • Member of the institute of Fire Engineers, Fire Protection Association or Fire Prevention Officers

Knowledge & Experience: General


  • Experience of undertaking root cause analysis investigations, quality initiatives, audit and quality assurances
  • Good level of competence using Microsoft Office Suite, in particular excel, word and PowerPoint
  • Good information presentation skills, evident in use of graphics and design of reports
  • Ability to produce high quality reports


  • Ability to analyse and problem solve with regard to the assessment of complex facts or situations and the development of strategic improvement strategies.
  • The ability to understand and influence other business objectives.

Knowledge & Experience: Specialist


  • Excellent knowledge and experience of Health & Safety and fire safety legislation, regulations and relevant codes of practice and experience of implementing Fire Safety management systems
  • Experience of completing Fire Risk Assessments within an NHS environment.
  • Experience of Healthcare Fire Safety
  • Experience of delivering annual mandatory Fire Safety Training to employees in large, complex healthcare organisations
  • Experience of developing and implementing Fire Safety policies and procedures and working with Fire Services and HSE management systems including the development and delivery of training courses
  • Detailed understanding of risk assessment and safe system of work development techniques.
  • The undertaking of high-level accident investigations.
  • Knowledge of risk management tools and approaches.
  • The undertaking of fire risk assessments within a Healthcare environment
  • Understanding of Health and safety property management compliance elements within a Healthcare environment
  • Experience in preparing and completing fire safety audits and implementing action plans to meet audit findings.
  • Good understanding and experience of the application of Construction (Design & Management) regulations 15
  • Experience of the Data Risk Management Systems
  • Experience in training, coaching and mentoring to develop fire safety knowledge and expertise
  • Experience of successfully managing projects
  • Demonstrable experience in a Fire Safety role providing support and advice to operational teams.
  • Proven experience of developing strong and effective relationships with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally


  • Good working knowledge of the role of regulators in the health sector e.g.: NHS England / NHS Improvement, Care Quality Commission and CCGs
  • Good knowledge of incident reporting and risk management systems including (DATIX)
  • Understanding of the application of Health Technical Memorandums (HTM)and the role they play within similar Guidance including fire related legislation and guidance.
  • Developing task specific risk assessments and the identification of best practice
  • Fire Risk Assessment Training

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Ainscoe House

East Park Drive



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Emma Hollindale

Date posted

05 January 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 8a


£47,126 to £53,219 a year Salary negotiable, dependant on experience



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Ainscoe House

East Park Drive



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