Fire Safety Manager - Specialist Support

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£55,903 to £61,996 a year pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

To act in support of the nominated Fire Safety Manager for QTS/CNWL Trust. Providing advice and guidance on fire safety legislation, the identification and mitigation of fire risks, advising on effective control measures, monitoring performance and communicating key lessons learnt as a result of fire incidents.

To regularly review and improve the QTS/CNWL Trust fire safety strategy, policies, procedures. and standards to ensure they reflect current legislative and operational requirements.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

To ensure both QTS and CNWL are compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) and Firecode HTM-05-01 Managing Healthcare Fire Safety
  • Responsible for the delivery of fire safety training
  • To undertake fire risk assessments
  • To act in support of the FS manager
  • Advise the FS manager of issues
  • Review and development of fire safety related policies, procedures and practices,
  • Deliver FS improvements
  • Convene the Trust Fire Safety Group, Deputise where the FS manager cannot attend a range of meetings.
  • To ensure fire safety incidents are investigated and followed up appropriately
  • To assist in the co-ordination and preparation of the CNWL annual fire safety audit.
  • Managers and staff to plan / simulate fire evacuations

To be proactive in raising awareness of fire safety issues by:
  • Designing and implementing training programmes
  • Providing an introduction to fire safety
  • Provide training / refresher training courses for Trust staff

To maintain the QTS risk register with regard to Fire Safety Risks.

In conjunction with external advisors (where necessary), advise on Fire Safety requirements for capital projects

To ensure records are maintained for:
  • Fire Risk Assessments and Fire Safety Audits
  • Fire Accident/ Arson / Incident Reports

Ensure the FRA programme is updated

To monitor and manage the Trust Fire Safety Advisory contract

About us

QTS operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL). Established in 2017, QTS provides a broad range of Estates and Facilities services, spanning strategic operational delivery through to estates maintenance and repairs, primarily within mental health and community healthcare settings. QTS are focused on our service user safety and experience while continuing to develop our services. We are an enthusiastic and focused organisation who support and invest in our staff teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the main duties of the role:

Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Maintains a good understanding of statutory compliance and risk awareness across the Estate.
  • Follows policies and procedures, at all times. Supports the development and implementation of any new policies and procedures within own work area.
  • Attends mandatory training and any other training appropriate to the role. This is to maintain existing and develop new skills as required to carry out the work.

* Writers Clause : This is an anticipated outline of the post holders duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list and may change from time to time in order to meet the changing needs of the Trust and Department.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable experience working within a service delivery or contact centre environment
  • Demonstrable track record of providing excellent customer service
  • Demonstrable track record of working to strict deadlines


  • Experience of healthcare sector, mental healthcare environment, or Facilities Management
  • Experience of computerised Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) systems and procedures

Education & Qualifications


  • Educated to a degree level, HNC. Foundation degree in Fire Engineering or Health and safety, level 4 or 5 or able to demonstrate having produced work to equivalent academic level
  • Knowledge of the Fire risk process, supported by formal qualifications. Demonstrated delivery of FRA within the healthcare sector.
  • Delivered FRA in a broad range of areas.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Fire Safety Order and its application in terms of enforcement and the audit regime
  • Ability to deliver training on line and face to face. Supported by qualifications in training delivery.


  • Capable of receiving building plans, providing an analysis against the Building Regulations requirements. Detail the individual steps required to achieve compliance
  • Ability to carry out a FRA within secure healthcare facility. Understand the approach taken within units to provide a safe secure environment.
  • Navigate and travel cross the south east visiting CNWL sites.
  • Deliver training packages face to face or digital media covering fire safety and real firefighting with extinguishers.

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