*INTERNAL MPFT APPLICANTS ONLY* Fire Safety Apprentice
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you passionate about supporting Patients, Staff & Visitors to reduce the risk of fire in the workplace?
Do you want to want to work in a fabulous team environment If so, we want to hear from you!
Since December 2022, the Fire Safety Team has been going through a period of development and expansion with its inclusion in Quality & Clinical Performance Directorate.
To support this, we are seeking two existing MPFT staff members who are looking for career progression and personal development into the world of fire safety risk management, in what has always been a challenging environment however since Grenfell fire disaster the need to manage fire risk has become absolutely vital.
You will either be based at Haywood Community Hospital which provides Specialisms / services, Treatment of disease, disorder or injury, Diagnostic and screening procedures, Services for everyone
St Georges Hospital which provides Adult Mental Health, Community Mental Health and specialist services such as eating disorders and perinatal mental health.
Does that description sound like you?
Then contact Theresa Blake -Fire Safety Manager on 07966 899131 NOW for an informal interview.
Main duties of the job
Please note: We will consider all applications from anyone who is a Band 4 upwards. You will be supported from an initial band 5 and progress to Band 6 through an internal & external training process in our team.
The main duties of the Fire Safety Apprentice Band 5 role include-
- Support with all relevant Fire Safety Advisor duties
- Participate in internal fire safety training courses.
- Attend an external fire safety certificated course and complete course assignments within stipulated time frames.
- Accompany the Trust Fire Safety Advisors on site fire safety risk assessments.
- Involvement in all relevant team activities such as the delivering of mandatory fire safety training and undertaking of ward fire drills.
- Communicate as required with colleagues in Clinical, Capital, Estates & Property Teams.
The main duties of the Fire Safety Advisor Band 6 role include-
- Undertaking of fire risk assessments and writing reports
- Facilitation of appropriate, current fire safety advice
- Monitor fire incidents and carry out fire investigations
- Carrying out of fire evacuation drills
- Devising and delivery of fire safety training
- Appropriate and timely actions and documentation, in line with Trust Policies, Protocols and Procedures.
- Proactively liaising with colleagues in Clinical, Capital, Estates & Property teams.
By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by:
- Supporting your career development and progression.
- Excellent NHS Pension scheme
- Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
- Options for flexible working
- Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
- Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
- If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
- Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
- Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
- Salary sacrifice bikes up to £2k
- Free car parking at all trust sites
- Free flu vaccination every year
- Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to £250 (if the criteria is met)
And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.
Please download the Job Description and Person Specification for more information. In summary:
- Work as a member of the Fire Safety Team, attending team meetings as required.
- Be accessible wherever possible at all times within your core working hours.
- Requirement to travel between Trust sites across a wide geographical area as deemed necessary to ensure consistency and equity of provision of services.
- Maintain high standards of record keeping, including electronic data entry and report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with NHS and professional codes of practice, including duty of care, confidentiality and information sharing.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).