Fire Safety Officer
School/Professional Services Estates and Facilities
Hours of Work Full Time
Contract Type Permanent
Health and Safety Department
Starting Salary: £33,199 per annum
Hours: 36 hours per week
Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high quality professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values. The University is an inclusive academic community, where everybody is welcomed.
St Mary’s is on an exciting journey of transformation and growth, to benefit students, staff and the wider St Mary’s community. As the University builds on its proud heritage, it will be looking for exceptional people to help shape its progressive future.
Estates and Facilities plays a key role in ensuring the University’s expansive campus in Strawberry Hill meets the needs of 6,000 students and staff. The department manages the campus environment and building stock, employing approximately 120 staff who deal with everything from designing and constructing a building to making sure it is cleaned, well maintained and secure.
We have an important part to play in supporting St Mary’s future growth. Currently, the estate is in three main parts; this includes our recently created Naylor library (about ten minutes’ walk from the main campus), which complements the facilities in our main campus library with an additional 300 study spaces, printed library resources and a café.
Our Teddington Lock sports ground, situated near the River Thames, provides an excellent setting for a variety of sports and boasts a multifunctional floodlit all-weather pitch, three grass football pitches, rugby pitches and two cricket squares, in addition to two pavilions, teaching spaces and changing facilities.
St Mary’s University, Twickenham is seeking to appoint a candidate to play a key role in ensuring that our fire prevention and response systems are second to none in our sector.
You will provide operational support, undertaking fire risk assessments across the organisation whilst influencing a positive change in culture. You will be a problem solver and solution finder.
As a Fire Risk Assessor you will be responsible for; both proactive and reactive fire safety advice, fire risk assessments, report writing, assisting in the development/continual improvement and review of fire safety related policies and procedures, keeping up to date with legislation, creating and maintaining relationships with internal managers and improving fire safety practise across the organisation.
Holding current Member level membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers or equivalent, you will have worked as a fire safety officer/engineer in a large, complex organisation or as a fire safety officer with the fire service or in a similar role. It is essential that you have detailed working knowledge of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. You must be able to work autonomously as you will be managing your own diary and prioritising your workload and also be able to work as part of a team.
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Closing Date: Friday 23 November 2018 at 23:59
Interviews are likely to be held on week commencing 10 December 2018.