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Head of Fire Safety Management

Job Reference: 100-AC530-1021

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Compliance & Fire Safety
To be confirmed, To be confirmed
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum

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The Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDdUHB) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced and suitably qualified professional to undertake the role of:

Head of Fire Safety Management (HFSM) - Development Role (Annex 21 - agenda for change terms and conditions)

HDUHB is fully aware of the challenges in recruiting staff who are highly skilled in fire safety engineering and management for this senior position. Therefore to address this, we have implemented a (24 month) structured development pathway programme linked to the role. This is a great opportunity for someone who is seeking to develop their skill set and obtain a higher level of technical competency in fire safety engineering & fire safety management.

Applicants who do not currently hold all the necessary competencies are encouraged to apply and, if successful, will be appointed under Annex 21 rules whereby 70% of the top of Band 8a will be payable in first 12 months, then 75% from 12 months to 24 months. Failure to achieve the competencies in the designated timeframe could result in re-deployment.

The candidate who fulfils this role will be required to successfully complete the pathway and the suggested areas of learning/technical competency within the specified period. You will be fully supported, mentored and guided along this development journey. For more details on the pathway and what it contains, refer to Appendix 1 – Development Pathway Document (saved under 'Additional Document'). However, please ensure you have read and understood the conditions/expectations of this, before applying for the role.

This is a key senior management position within the facilities directorate’s operational compliance function. The successful individual will head up the organisations fire safety team and will provide expert healthcare fire management advice at strategic, operational and technical levels. This is an exciting time to join our organisation, where you will play a fundamental part in helping us deliver our significant capital investment programme for improved fire safety compliance.

This role will be health board wide and therefore, you will be expected to work very closely with your team of fire safety advisors across the various acute sites, along with a variety of health board staff.

The appointed individual will also need to create good working relationships with site based operational maintenance staff, engineers, CAD technicians, discretionary/major capital project teams, facilities staff (catering, domestics, portering & laundry) and the property management section. You will also be expected to establish close links with hospital general managers at various levels, Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MWWFRS), external bodies and local authorities.

As HFSM you will need to demonstrate continual professionalism and leadership skills in the context of healthcare fire safety management in order to support the organisations strategic agenda for fire safety precautions.

This role will be responsible for ensuring the health board has the appropriate mechanisms in place to meet all its obligations under fire safety law. This will require development, implementation and the continual reviewing of robust fire safety management systems, processes, policies and procedures in order to effectively manage and minimise the risks associated with fire safety.

As HFSM you will be the health board’s appointed person for all technical aspects of fire safety. You will be required to collaborate with key responsible persons/managers/directors to ensure that there is collective corporate ownership for fire safety, ensuring a safe and secure environment for all health board staff, patients and visitors.

Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and technical healthcare guidance such as Health Building Notes (HBN’s), Building Regulations, Health Technical Memoranda (HTM), British Standards (BS), Firecode, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, etc.

The post holder will be an integral part of a strong team culture, working closely with your senior line manager the assistant head of operational facilities management and other senior regional operational managers, the head of estates operations and the director of facilities, estates and capital planning.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 04/11/2021.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you wish to discuss any aspects of this role, then please make contact with Mr Paul Evans, assistant head of operational facilities on 07903729766 or

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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