Health & Safety, Fire Manager

07 Nov 2018
05 Dec 2018
Finegreen Consultant
Acute Trust
Job Type
A large healthcare organisation is looking to appoint a Fire, Health and Safety Specialist who has experience working within healthcare/public sector organisations. 

Main Responsibilities:
  • Lead the development, implementation, management and evaluation of the organisation Health & Safety and Fire arrangements; 
  • Evaluate the organisations compliance with all relevant Health & Safety and Fire regulation, legislation, best practice and standards that apply to the organisation; 
  • Responsible for developing protocols and policies for the compliance with Health & Safety and Fire regulation, legislation, best practice and standards in a format suitable to the relevant audience that need to appreciate and adhere to them; 
  • Work collaboratively to ensure that there is transparent understanding of responsibilities in respect of the wider Health & Safety and Fire agenda; 
  • Provide strategic leadership at a corporate level for developing and advancing the health & safety and Fire agenda throughout the organisation; 
  • Lead the organisation on health & safety and fire issues, ensuring that all directors, managers and staff are aware of their obligations regarding health and safety at work; 
  • Own and develop the Health & Safety and Fire strategies for the organisation with a view to developing continuous improvement in these areas and minimising risk for the organisation;
  • Establish and maintain effective co-operative working relationships with stakeholders at all levels, liaising with them on complex and potentially sensitive issues in a tactful and diplomatic manner, using skills of persuasion and influence as necessary; 
  • Utilise specialist knowledge and experience of relevant Health & Safety and Fire regulation, legislation, best practice and standards to develop a coherent Health & Safety Strategy and annual forward plan and advise on and support the drafting of these for the organisation;
  • Prepare Health & Safety and Fire reports on a monthly basis aligned to the Group Health & Safety Committee agenda which provides clear and unambiguous assessment of focused Health & Safety and Fire projects; 
  • Ensure robust oversight of RIDDOR reportable incidents with regular thematic analysis to ensure lessons can be learnt, shared, adopted to reduce likelihood of repetition.
A successful candidate will have:
  • Provide and receive expert complex knowledge to ensure, co-ordinate and manage the Trust legal requirements for meeting the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all other relevant UK and EEC health and safety legislation & regulations such as COSHH Regulations; Work place Regulations; and Management of Health and Safety at work regulations.
  • Professional qualification in disciplines related to health and safety or fire engineering (eg NEBOSH Diploma); 
  • Ideally a Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers or Institute of Fire Prevention Officers.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 or email