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Fire Safety Advocate

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Main purpose of the job:

The Fire Safety Advocate is tasked with supporting the Group Fire Safety Manager in the development and delivery of the Group Fire Safety Strategy:
  • The day-to-day implementation of the fire safety policy and fire safety management plan.
  • Reporting of non-compliance with legislation, policies and procedures to the Deputy Director Estates Facilities & Capital
  • Programme, complete and record lower risk fire risk assessments

  • Main duties of the job

    The Fire Safety Advocate will provide fire safety advice, support and training to the NCA Care Organisations (CO's), Community Colleagues, Estates Managers and General Manager for Estates and Facilities. Liaise with the Group Fire Safety Manager and provide any assistance and advice necessary to support in the delivery of fire safety initiatives across the NCA.
    • Support the driving of change in fire safety and awareness.
    • Support with all day-to-day fire safety matters across the Organisation and support with the implementation of the NCA Fire Safety Management Plan across the EF& C department, clinical areas, community settings and back of house departments.
    • Provide a link to relevant committees and other stakeholder meetings as required.
    • To support the execution of ongoing fire compliance related projects at the NCA and includes attending meetings, provide advice, monitor and check on contractor's performance and undertake relevant risk assessments following completion of works.
    • Provide assurances to the Fire Strategy Group that the NCA properties under the management of third parties are fire safety compliant.
    • Programme, complete, record and devise suitable action plans for fire risk assessments and ensure that risks identified are shared with the Group Fire Safety Manager as appropriate.
    • Review fire related incidents and fire alarm activation investigations.
    • Liaise with the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service in respect of inspections, site visits and fire calls.

    About us

    The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

    As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

    In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

    For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

    Person Specification



    • Educated to GCSE minimum Grade 4 (C-A) in Maths, English and a Science Related Subject


    • Engineering/Health & Safety/Nebosh/IOSH Qualification
    • HNC/Degree or Equivalent Experience

    Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience


    • Excellent keyboard skills, ability to produce documents e.g. reports, procedures, action plans.
    • Experience of engaging with staff across across a wide range work functions and disciplines
    • Ability to plan and manage own workload


    • Ability to analyse complex problems, identify necessary action, make recommendations and ensure actions are implemented.
    • Knowledge of the application of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order).
    • Experience in undertaking fire risk assessments. The ability to motivate others to deliver sometimes challenging outcomes
    • Understanding of the healthcare environment



    • Ability to work under pressure and deal with difficult situations
    • Highly motivated and resourceful with a proactive approach to problem-solving
    • Ability to travel and work across all sites


    • Able to work with minimal supervision and manage fire safety matters & compliance matters.
    • Ability to make own judgments having considered the relevant legislation and guidance.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


    Salford Royal

    Stott Lane



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