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Fire Safety Adviser (Bank)

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time

Job Details

Fire Safety Advisers are responsible to give authoritative guidance to management on all matters affecting fire safety and fire training in Trust and other agencies.

This is a Bank Position - to support the permanent post holder in periods of high demand.

Main duties of the job

Some of the key responsibilities are listed here, for further information, please see the full Job Description
  • Planning, co-ordinating and monitoring a programme of annual fire drills. Witnessing the effectiveness of evacuation arrangements and recommending remedial action when necessary.
  • Delivering fire safety training programmes for all staff within the Trust.
  • Providing specialist advice on general and specialist fire precautions, fire engineering issues and legislation
  • To deputise for the permanent Fire Safety Adviser in their absence.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Master's Degree or equivalent experience of working at this level
  • Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers or Diploma Level 3 in Fire Safety (Grad IFE)
  • National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH)


  • Institute of Fire Engineers Chartered/MSc
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Chartered/NEBOSH Diploma

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Experience as a Fire Safety Inspector or in a Station/ Watch Manager role or as a fire safety advise
  • 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.


  • Previous experience of enforcing the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 as a fire safety inspector
  • Change management - experience in developing and implanting new approaches and initiatives
  • Negotiating and influencing experience on a wide range of issues



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


  • Experience of healthcare fire safety
  • Experience of Mental Health fire safety

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bowmere Hospital, Countess of Chester Health Park

Liverpool Road



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