Fire Safety Trainer

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen for a dedicated and motivated Senior Fire Safety Trainer at Cambridge University Hospitals.

You willbe responsible for the fire safety training programme across the organisation, which will include off-site properties.

This role will support the Head of Fire Safety in determining a blended approach to organisational fire risk management training, which is engaging, current and compliant.

Main duties of the job

You will devise an inclusive (Bank / Agency staff, Contractors, Volunteers, etc.) training programme that will include an annual evacuation programme in support of a competency based approach, that will satisfy the statutory requirements.

You will be based at the Cambridge University Hospitals, Addenbrooke's site, however, you will also be required to work at other Trust sites and community sites as required. You will be responsible for undertaking a program of effective, blended and engaging fire safety training, which will be continually reviewed and developed, in order to deliver the programme, and educate the workforce.

On occasion, you will deputise for Trust Fire Safety Advisors and ensure compliance with Firecode and fire safety legislation.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

The vacancy will close at midnight on 4 June 2023.

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 12 June 2023.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • -Hold a nationally recognised fire safety qualification and Teaching / training qualification, e.g. City and Guilds 730 or equivalent PTLLS qualification -CIPD training qualification or Certificate of Education or equivalent -Educated to Degree or has equivalent level of knowledge and skill acquired through experience -Effective facilitation skills -Level III training or management qualification or evidence of extensive experience of delivering training


  • -Coaching / mentoring qualification or equivalent -Fire Service or NHS fire safety back ground



  • -Experience and competence for the subject areas of training delivery including induction, mandatory update, fire warden, fire incident manager and other specialist roles -Experience of developing and confidently delivering a range of training and development interventions. -Demonstrable experience of developing and confidently delivering training through a range of blended learning approaches including, face to face, virtual and through online media to over 100 people. -Experience of creating and developing own session content -Ability to assess, develop and deliver comprehensive fire training programmes based on relevant training needs analysis


  • -Experience of working collaboratively across organisational boundaries to improve standards -Fire safety experience within the NHS or other large public sector multi-functional organisation -A good working knowledge of technical fire systems such as, fire detection, emergency lighting and other systems in relation to fire precautions



  • -Learning and development interventions and how individuals engage with learning -Knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion and how this is embedded into learning and development interventions -Knowledge of various training / learning techniques -Knowledge of fire safety, fire risk management, fire safety training, fire legislation and relevant codes of practice -Knowledge of continuous service delivery improvement


  • -Relevant local and national educational and developmental initiatives -Knowledge of the Trust's purpose, and aims -Knowledge and experience in the application of Firecode and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order -Knowledge of HTM's Firecode, DDA regulations, Building regulations, etc. -Working knowledge of the NHS -Knowledge of creative software eg Adobe Photoshop, etc. -Knowledge of training needs analysis



  • -Excellent presentation skills -Ability to confidently create own training materials -Knowledge of delivery over MS teams -Ability to coach and mentor managers and employees -Ability to deliver training face to face and online -Ability to facilitate debate and handle difficult situations -Written and verbal communication skills with excellent attention to detail -Ability to produce reports and to deliver training/presentations to large groups (100+) and small workshops -Ability to prioritise workload, meet tight deadlines and work independently within guidelines -Able to work autonomously within set objectives -Able to network and develop working relationships as part of a team -Use initiatve and take responsibility for task completion -Supportive of learners completing learning activities -Professional attitude, professional self-presentation and customer focused -Computer literate - high level user of PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and mail merge, Teams and Zoom -Positive and effective team worker along with having the motivation for lone working when necessary highly developed and effective verbal and written communication skills -Excellent interpersonal skills - tactful and diplomatic with strong skills in building successful relationships -Self-motivated and able to motivate others -Effective team building skills -Well organised with excellent documentation report writing skills -Ability to make decisions and recommendations based on logical analysis, own knowledge and initiative


  • -Ability to coach and mentor staff

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent. -Highly motivated and resourceful team player with a proactive approach to problem solving -Innovator and self-motivated with a positive attitude and willingness to take responsibility and use initiative -The ability to motivate others to deliver sometimes challenging outcomes within a changing environment -Able to assimilate and analyse large amounts of information -Able to maintain long periods carrying out back to back training sessions -To work alone, and as part of a team -The ability to travel to off-site properties within the wider Cambridgeshire area

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

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Corporate

Hills Road



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