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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/08/2021.

Senior Fire Safety Officer

Job Reference: 349-COR-3337201

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester
£38,890 - £44,503 Per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Senior Fire Safety Officer at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Based at North Manchester General Hospital, the successful applicant will assist the Group Fire Safety Manager in all fire safety matters across the Trust. They will be responsible for overseeing fire safety projects including new build, alterations, extension and renovation works and the day to day supervision of the fire safety team.

You will be appropriately qualified and have substantial relevant experience in fire safety management within a Local Authority Fire Service or similar. You will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of fire safety legislation and guidance in relation to hospital premises and be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills required for this post.

The individual will need to be self-motivated and personable and have experience in a supervisory role. You will be able to plan your own workload and supervise the workload of the fire team. As part of a team you will be delivering a quality service to support patient services across the Trust.

Your responsibilities will include dealing with strategic issues affecting the site, reviewing policies and procedures, reviewing guidance documents, fire investigation, attendance at strategic H&S meetings, preparation of the annual report, audits, fire safety advice on development schemes, supervision and work allocation of assistants, fire strategies, and liaison with enforcement agencies, contractors, suppliers and other specialist and non-specialist agencies.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Andy Kuczaj Job titleFire Safety Manager

Email address Telephone number0161 276 8965

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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