Job summary

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? Are you naturally helpful and a creative thinker Do you have experience in Fire Safety?

We are looking for an Assistant Fire Safety Adviser to be key point of contact as a support specialist in the Fire Safety Team by providing assistance and support in technical fire safety management and associated matters

This newly created role will be a highly visible member of estates who will contribute to the development and delivery of the Trust’s overall Fire Safety strategy and ensure alignment with the Estates Strategy and the Trust’s vision, values and strategic objectives.

With over 130 properties across East London, Luton & Bedfordshire and a multitude of service contracts with NHS and Private sector providers, you will be instrumental in ensuring that we are providing the best possible experience and quality of care for the population that uses our services as well as staff and partners that work for our Trust.

You will have experience in providing NHS (or similar) Fire Safety assistance, or possibly Health and Safety advice, as well as being an inspirational colleague who takes pride in stakeholder engagement.

Main duties of the job

Be a key point of contact as a support specialist in the Fire Safety Team by providing assistance and support in technical fire safety management and associated matters.

Oversee and monitor safe, efficient, and effective provision of fire safety services; give instructions to staff and contractors, monitor progress of work, develop standards, and initiate and manage the resolution of routine problems arising in relation to Fire Safety

Assist with the provision of fire safety and evacuation advice / guidance to the Trust’s operational depts.

Assist in the delivery of fire training for staff.

Assist with managing Fire Safety inspections / audits, and assist with the development / implementation of action plans.

Manage the implementation of fire drills and to assess and ensure an adequate response to such events and ensure that appropriate records are maintained.

Assist with the investigation of fire incidents other related events.

Monitor planned maintenance programmes for all passive and active systems including (but not exclusive to) extinguishers, signage, detection/actuation, fire/smoke doors, fire barriers etc.

Assist with the development and maintenance of relevant files to record matters in relation to Fire Safety for each premises within the organisation, including Fire Risk Assessments; policies and procedures; drawings / plans, etc.

Take responsibility for ensuring the effective management and control of up-to-date drawings, plans, etc.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people’s lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a dynamic and values-driven Assistant Fire Safety Adviser, you will be committed to collaborative working and passionate about the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda. You will be a vision-led individual with a strong desire to make a difference and help steer our Trust into the future.

Does this job excite you but you feel as though you dont have experience in all of the areas listed in this Job Description, or that your skills and qualifications dont perfectly meet the requirements? We would welcome applications from under-represented groups in this sector such as women and BAME candidates.

At ELFT Estates, we are dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if youre passionate about this role but your past experience doesnt align perfectly with every criterion or qualification in the job description, we actively encourage you to apply or to reach out for a conversation. You could be just the person that we are looking for.

David Stevens Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Development”

(Please refer to the job description for a full range of duties and responsivities)

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training

Essential

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Safety / Engineering / Built environment, facilities, management, or similar relevant degree. or equivalent level of knowledge acquired through courses and experience.
  • Managerial experience that would include responsibilities for Fire Safety / Health and Safety within the role
  • Familiarisation with the practical application of risk management / Fire Safety within an organisation.
  • Evidence of competence and continuing professional development.
  • Desirable

  • A Fire Safety or Health and Safety qualification (Level 3) with a relevant background in Risk or Fire Safety management.
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant legislation & regulation in relation to fire safety.
  • Experience

    Essential

  • Fire or Health & Safety experience within a large service organisation.
  • Experience with the process of conducting Risk Assessments and inspections. Demonstrable experience of applying risk assessment process and the development of prioritised risk registers and action plans.
  • Desirable

  • Experience of FS management within the NHS.
  • Experience in the development and facilitation of training programmes
  • Experience in completion of Fire Risk Assessments.
  • Experience of using databases and spreadsheets
  • Knowledge and Skills

    Essential

  • A knowledge and understanding of current fire legislation and best practice.
  • An understanding of the Trust values.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (oral / written) to a good standard. Report, letter, memo and minute writing skills.
  • A flexible approach to work with the ability to work under pressure; work to deadlines and to prioritise workload under own initiative.
  • Highly effective organisational skills with the ability to be part of a team.
  • Highly developed negotiating skills and able to manage disputes to resolution
  • ICT literacy – competent and in Windows based applications ( Word / PowerPoint).
  • Desirable

  • Detailed knowledge of Fire Safety / NHS legislation and application.
  • Other

    Essential

  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Takes decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Confident to work alone or part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge of equalities issues and strong commitment to the promotion of equality in employment.