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Group Fire Safety Manager

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Fire Safety Management and management of the Fire Safety Team across MFT, including North Manchester Hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensuring the Trust Board has appropriate assurances that the requirements of current fire safety legislation are met across the Trust and, where appropriate, that the objectives of Firecode are met
  • Co-ordinating fire safety issues throughout the organisation's activities.
  • Overseeing day-to-day implementation of the fire safety policies.
  • Managing the fire safety teams across the Trust including North Manchester Hospital.
  • Ensuring all new construction and renovation works taking place across the Trust, including North Manchester Hospital, are compliant with Building Regulations and HTM Guidance with regards to fire safety.
  • Ensuring Helipad operations are compliant with CAA recommendations and the facility is manned and operational during programmed hours

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Science or engineering based education to diploma level or equivalent or practical experience in fire safety work environment.
  • Membership of a professional organisation (i.e. Institute of Fire Engineers IFE; Institute of Fire Prevention Officers IFPO).
  • A number of years' experience of operating in a management role.
  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries to improve standards.
  • Experience of working with external agencies.
  • Experience of applying HTM fire safety guidance in a hospital environment.
  • Experience of reviewing Business Continuity plans.
  • Science, engineering or fire engineering / fire safety diploma, CIPFA qualification or attendance at SFPO course or equivalent.


  • Qualified Fire Brigade inspecting Officer.
  • IOSH general certificate or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the application of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order).
  • Knowledge on the application of Building Regulations.
  • Experience in undertaking fire risk assessments.

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to interact effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Possess the management skills and ability to maximise resource utilisation.
  • Possess keyboard skills, ability to produce reports.
  • Ability to analyse complex problems, identify necessary action, make recommendations and ensure actions are implemented.



  • Highly motivated and resourceful with a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and manage fire safety matters & compliance matters within the Trust.
  • Ability to make own judgments having taken into account the relevant legislation and guidance.
  • The ability to motivate others to deliver sometimes challenging outcomes.
  • Holds a current driving license.

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