Principal Fire Officer

Manchester, United Kingdom
£40,792 - £50,132 per annum
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 13/11/2018
Salary : £40,792 - £50,132 per annum
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Support Services
Division : Professional Services
Hours Per week : 35 Hours

We are looking to recruit a Principal Fire Officer with significant experience of fire safety management to join our Professional Services team, who are committed to supporting the University’s core aims of excellence in Research, Teaching, and Social Responsibility. The University of Manchester is a top-ranking research-intensive university with the largest and one of the most internationally diverse campuses in the UK. Your role will be important in ensuring high standards of fire safety are maintained for the University’s staff, students and visitors across our extensive building portfolio.

Reporting to the Head of Professional Services, you will be responsible for advising the University on fire safety strategy and management. As well as providing competent technical advice, this will include developing fire safety standards, monitoring and auditing our fire safety systems and ensuring we maintain auditable records of our fire safety arrangements, including up to date records of fire risk assessments, fire strategies and fire evacuation plans. You will work closely with Professional Services colleagues, and the professional and academic departments of the University, to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the management of fire safety risk, the achievement of a positive culture and high standards of fire safety performance.

Your competency in fire safety management will be evident through your extensive experience and qualifications, which will include experience of advising on fire safety for complex buildings and high rise accommodation. The successful candidate will hold a membership with a relevant professional organisation, along with having a recognised fire risk assessment competency. You will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and a pragmatic approach, demonstrating a practical application which takes account of business needs. A consultative and facilitative style of service delivery, combined with good influencing and motivating skills and the ability to plan and manage projects and workloads to deliver necessary changes will be essential to deliver the requirements of this role.

The successful candidate will possess Membership of the Institute of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and be educated to degree level in a Fire/Engineering/Construction related discipline with experience of managing a team of staff. Relevant experience in the provision of fire advice on construction, development and maintenance work is essential.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark and Athena SWAN, we would particularly welcome applications from women and the black and minority ethnic (BME) community, who are both currently under-represented at this grade. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Brent Wills


Telephone: 0161 275 5749.

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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