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Band 7 Fire Safety Advisor-Bath NHS House

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a new opportunity for an experienced and knowledgeable fire safety adviser to join the health and safety team at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. In this important role and as the 'competent person' you will use your expertise to provide advice and support to the Head of Health and Safety to ensure that the Trust complies with regulatory requirements and that safety standards are maintained.

As the Fire Safety Champion within the Trust you will be expected to be able to communicate effectively and spend much of your time supporting managers and staff in our services, completing risk assessments, testing procedures and delivering training. This role requires a flexible approach to working as well as significant travel across the South-West.

The Band 7 post is full time and a permanent position. The health and safety team is based at Bath NHS House, but the post holder's location is flexible.

Main duties of the job

Reviewing and updating the Trust's fire policy and procedures and implementing of robust and effective fire safety protocols, procedures and action plans to mitigate risk.

Completing fire risk assessments and working with the Head of Health and Safety and managers to address significant findings and implement action plans and associated control measures.

Delivering the Trust's fire safety training programme and supervising and managing the performance of fire drills in services.

Investigating reported incidents and analysing trends on the Trusts electronic incident reporting system and compiling reports/presenting to committees.

Liaison with key internal and external stakeholders and providing a point of contact for fire services and demonstrate specialist skills, knowledge and expertise in fire safety management

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Experience as a Fire Safety Inspector or in a Station Manager role or as a fire safety adviser.

Evidence of leadership and management of change, particularly of culture and working practices.

Demonstrable understanding of general and specific statutory requirements within the fire safety arena.

Experience of delivering Fire Safety training at all levels.

Experience of undertaking Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs).

Experience of reviewing building plans and specifications of fire safety compliance.

Experience of meeting targets and deadlines.

Experience of dealing with regulatory authorities e.g. fire service, HSE or CQC.

Computer literacy and the ability to multitask.

Good problem solving skills

Person Specification



  • expert technical advice on the application and interpretation of fire safety guidance, including the Department of Health Fire Code suite of advice documents and other legislative/regulatory requirements, especially the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Implementing initiatives in line with the strategic approach to fire safety management
  • Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers or Diploma Level 4 in Fire Safety (Grad IFE)
  • National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH)
  • Experience of undertaking Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs)

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Bath NHS House

Newbridge Hill



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