Fire and Safety Advisor

University of Plymouth - Health & Safety Department

University of Plymouth, among the highest-ranked modern higher education institutions in the world, is seeking to appoint a Fire and Safety Advisor.

Reporting to the Head of Health and Safety, you will lead on developing fire safety related policies, codes of practice and standards, providing advice, ensuring that fire risk assessments are delivered, facilitating fire drills and Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs), inspecting, auditing and training staff at all levels.

You will also contribute to the general work of the Health and Safety Department. Supporting the Head of Health and Safety to deliver their general health and safety portfolio which may include delivering training for general health and safety related topics as well as attending University Faculty/School Safety Committee meetings and review of general health and safety policies and codes of practice.

You will be a highly motivated individual, demonstrating a high level of fire safety management competency. You will hold membership of a relevant professional organisation e.g. FPO, FSM, IFE and IOSH desirable. You will have previous experience of managing fire safety in a large organisation.   

This is a Full Time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Contact for informal discussion:

Kirstie Spencer, Head of Health and Safety. Telephone 01752 582065

Closing date: 12 midnight, Sunday 3rd September 2017

Anticipated Interview date: 14thSeptember 2017

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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