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Senior Project Fire Manager (Estate Operations)

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We want you to help us build and maintain the most modern, sustainable, progressive and forward thinking environments in which our healthcare professionals can deliver outstanding care for one and all. It's what we have called 'Building Brilliance'. Following significant investment in the Trust, we have developed outstanding plans for new developments which will push RCHT right to the forefront of modern hospital care.

Main duties of the job

We are now investing in our Estates team in both strategic project management and in the day to day management of our maintenance and buildings. We are interested in hearing from highly motivated, hardworking and committed individuals with experience in their field of work, as well as people looking for a change in career direction.

This is a particularlyexciting time to join the team as we undergo a period of significant growth, offering excellent opportunity for progression. We have a wide range of positions available at various levels including project managers, estates officers (mechanical and electrical), supervisors and assistants, so whatever your discipline, background and experience, come and take a look at how you can form part of our brilliant team.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Minimum degree level (or equivalent) qualification in a building service and/or construction safety related discipline (Fire safety Design, Inspection and project delivery).
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g., Institution of Chartered Surveyors or Engineers, institute of Fire Engineers MIFireE minimum grade or equivalent Fire specialism)
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) beyond degree level


  • Fire Engineering Design
  • Level 4 Operational Management
  • FDIS Diploma
  • Full and complete CPD file appropriate to the role
  • HTM 05-02 Fire Safety in the Design of Healthcare premises
  • Level 4 Fire Inspector certification
  • Level 5 Fire engineering
  • HTM 05-03 Fire Safety in the NHS: Operational Provisions



  • Demonstrable experience at working as a senior operational or strategic manager in your field of expertise
  • High level of experience of working in a senior estate's role managing capital projects
  • Fully conversant with Technical drawings and building notes
  • Experience of working with key stakeholders e.g., Council, Departmental Directorate, Enforcing Authorities, HSE, Building Safety Regulator, Trust Board, Patient Groups
  • Leading multiple professional teams
  • Business case development for major projects
  • Understanding risk and management systems
  • Effective budget management skills, and experience of managing high value budgets on time, and within allocated resources
  • Detailed experience and knowledge of Health & Safety legislation within the construction environment (CDM 2015)


  • Experience of working within acute NHS Trust
  • Experience in design and remediation of Fire compartmentation in complex buildings
  • Conversant with emergency evacuation, Phased, progressive and defend in place
  • Experience of interpreting Department of Health policies, fire legislation, design, and technical memorandum
  • Working knowledge of Procure 22/23 Framework

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital

Estates Department, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, TR1 3LJ



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