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Fire Safety Advisor

Oxford Brookes University - People Directorate

Location: Oxford
Salary: £34,980 to £41,732 plus a supplement up to £46,974 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st May 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 166239

Oxford Brookes University (OBU) is seeking an experienced fire safety professional to join our Health and Safety Team and play a vital role in maintaining high safety standards across the university.

OBU has a wide range of teaching, research and accommodation environments, comprising of multi storey buildings, laboratories, workshops. As a trusted source of expertise, the Health and Safety team provides support to staff and students and those affected by what we do, throughout the university.

As the Fire Safety Advisor, you will provide competent advice and guidance on fire safety matters to our Estates teams and the wider university. Your responsibilities will include leading on the development and implementation of our fire safety management system, overseeing policy creation and implementation, carrying out and managing fire risk assessment process, delivering training, conducting audits and inspections, completing risk assessments on fire safety matters, preparing reports, and making recommendations to relevant stakeholders and committees.

About you

The successful candidate will possess a strong track record in fire safety management within large, multi-disciplinary organisations with demonstrable expertise in carrying out Fire Risk Assessment, workplace inspections, incident control, investigation, and meticulous recording and reporting.

A thorough understanding of fire safety legislation and best practice is essential, along with demonstrated experience in implementing fire management systems and building fire strategies.

Additionally, it would be beneficial if you have experience in advising construction and refurbishment projects within occupied buildings as well as an understanding of DSEAR. Candidates should hold relevant professional qualifications and/or be working towards membership with the Institution of Fire Engineers, or similar (such as being a Fire Risk Assessor/Auditor through the Institution of Fire Engineers Register of Fire Risk Assessors and Auditors, CFPA Diploma in Fire Prevention or level 4 BTEC Diploma in Fire Safety and C05 Certificate in Fire Risk Assessment).

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 1 July 2024.

You will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme (19.2% Employer contribution rate), cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities).

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points-based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button on the Oxford Brookes vacancy page. You will be routed to this when you click on the above “Apply” button.

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