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Fire Safety Manager

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Fire Safety Manager at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal, strategic, financial, technical and organisational skills, to work with the team to drive forward the capital agenda in South Tees.

As Fire Safety Manager, you will work closely with the Deputy Director of Estates, Capital and Programmes and the wider Estates team. You will assist in the lead for fire safety across the Trust and be responsible for the Trusts fire safety programme. Delivering an 'outstanding' healthcare environment for patients and staff.

As part of the Estates and Facilities Team, and an organisation striving for excellence - you will work to ensure Fire Safety is professionally led, patient focused, and strategically aligned to the aims and values of the organisation. Incorporating and embedding best practice and technology at every opportunity.

You will be comfortable working in a multi-stakeholder environment and bring a collaborative approach to enable you to deliver in partnership with colleagues and stakeholders.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the management and provision of a comprehensive and high quality Fire Safety service across the Trust.

Formulate and lead the development of a Trust wide Fire Safety Strategy, promoting a raised awareness of fire across the organisation so that fire safety is integral to all activities / arrangements in place.

Develop close working relationships with the Executive Directors and all Senior managers to ensure that there Is a coordinated ad coherent approach to governance and fire risk.

Responsible for ensuring effective systems are in place to collate and analyse highly complex information regarding risk management and health & safety.

Work across collaborative's with senior manager to ensure all fire risks are identified, assessed and action plans developed to mitigate risks the organisation is exposed to.

Ensure systems are in place to evidence compliance with legislation, standards and approved codes of practice for fire safety.

Be responsible for the management and provision of a comprehensive and high quality fire safety service across the Trust that:

Provide expert support, advice, training and leadership on mandatory and role specific fire training. This includes supporting the identification, management, reporting, investigation and learning from risks and adverse incidents.

Please note this post may close at sufficient applicants.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities,

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of thefull job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Good working knowledge of RIDDOR.
  • To be able to demonstrate good working relationships with the HSE.
  • Leading a team.
  • The ability to carry out a complex investigation.
  • Report writing.

Qualifications and Training


  • Professional qualification in discipline relating to fire safety.
  • Fire risk assessor training and competency.
  • NEBOSH or equivalent fire certificate.
  • HTM fire risk assessors training
  • Experience at working as a fire advisor / fire manager in a healthcare environment.


  • Attendance at the leadership and development and improvement programme (4.5 days).
  • Member of the national association of healthcare fire officers.



  • Extensive experience in a Fire Safety management capacity in the NHS or any other large organisation.
  • Experience of developing and implementing Strategies and Policies.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and working in a team.
  • Experience of developing and delivering training to all levels of staff including senior managers.
  • Experience of managing own workload and that of others.
  • Experience of working at corporate / senior level and influencing strategic direction.

Personal Attributes


  • Strong role model with enthusiasm for managing fire safety.
  • High levels of personal motivation, pragmatism and innovation and to ensure any advice given is realistic and appropriate.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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