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Fire Safety Advisor

Job Reference: 130-AC529-1121

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Health & Safety
Swansea Bay University Health Board HQ, Baglan, Port Talbot
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

The Swansea Bay University Health Board is a large organisation employing over 12,000 staff. It has large main hospitals located in the Swansea, and Port Talbot areas. There are a large number of sites, health centres, clinics, residential accommodation and support services accommodation including properties in Cardiff.

We are seeking to employ two competent Fire Safety Advisers to join our Health and Safety department. There is a broad diversity of building types such as large hospitals, small clinics, laboratories, offices and support services. The associated fire risks require that the successful candidate will have the ability to undertake fire risk assessments in these areas and give suitable advice on necessary remedial actions. Supporting our managers and staff in matters of fire safety as they affect the safety of our staff, patients, visitors and others that use our premises is a key part of the job. Maintaining and improving the skills of our managers and staff to minimise the risk of fire and to manage fire possible fire emergencies also forms an important element of the work.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Laurie Higgs

Head of Health and Safety

01792 285398

Due to COVID-19 precautions the phone number is not continually monitored. Please contact me by e-mail and I will get back to you.

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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