Senior Fire Officer

Job Description

About the Role

The Trust is seeking to appoint a Trust Fire Safety Advisor to join their Estates team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be responsible for, and to continuously improve, the fire safety and risk management of a major acute hospital. With a large amount of capital development planned, this is an exciting time to join the team and to provide expert professional guidance and support from the very outset of these developments. 

You will be managing, organising, implementing, co-ordinating and maintaining full and efficient fire prevention, and fire precautions across the Trust. You will be responsible for advising on all technical fire matters, carrying our fire risk assessments and management of theoretical and practical training.

You will be one of 8 Estate Officers and be part of the wider Estates team. Within this role, we are also looking for someone to lead and promote the development of the Fire Safety team.

You will have significant experience of fire safety guidance or building fire safety, ideally gained in a health-care/local authority/buildings consultancy or defence environment. You will have a deep understanding of building and fire safety. You will have a minimum of a Level 4 building/engineering/fire safety qualification and be trained in healthcare specific fire safety.

The successful applicant will have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and be able to deliver theoretical and practical training that is both engaging and memorable. There will also be a requirement to carry out audits and to provide practical advice on fire safety measures. The ability to develop fire strategies and produce fire/emergency procedures will also form part of the post holder’s duties.

The ideal candidate will have recent  experience of minor project and contract management to a high standard with evidence of continuing professional development that can be demonstrated.

Travel to other sites will be required therefore a valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme. 

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week. Monday - Friday, 08:00-16:30 

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Steve Gladwin, Assurance, Compliance & Sustainability Manager, on or 01271 322683

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.