Fire Safety Advisor

Federations & Major Events
Birmingham , United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
25 / 06

The successful candidate will provide fire safety advice to all venues and functions, develop the Organising Committee's overarching fire strategy and conduct fire risk assessments at games time, ensuring all aspects of the venues and games comply with the related fire safety and related regulations.

Full description

Birmingham 2022 are looking for a Fire Safety Advisor to take the lead on strategically planning, coordinating, and monitoring the delivery of all aspects of Fire safety for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The successful candidate will provide fire safety advice to all venues and functions, develop the Organising Committee's overarching fire strategy and conduct fire risk assessments at games time, ensuring all aspects of the venues and games comply with the related fire safety and related regulations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead on and deliver a range of fire safety assurance activities designed to support coordination, planning and monitoring of Fire Safety, including general advice, inspections, investigations and liaison with statutory authorities and other stakeholders
  • Provide the key link between VDO, Venue Management, Event Services and Security operations regarding Fire Safety
  • Utilise tools and support documentation for the venue operational and planning teams to adapt to their venues
  • Develop the Organising Committee's Fire Strategy and Fire Safety Plans, in accordance with PAS7
  • Develop Games Time Fire Risk Assessments for Games venues, in relation to operational risk management, overlay and temporary infrastructure, in accordance with PAS79
  • Work closely with all internal and external partners whom have an interest in the business' plans with regard to Fire Safety Management
  • Support and where required deliver training and instruction in relation to Fire Safety roles and responsibilities to functional areas as required
  • Manage, where required, key support staff to support the implementation of fire safety plans
  • Monitor the implementation of Fire Safety management plans and deal with issues which arise
  • Surveillance activity through all activities and phases of operation
  • Incident and near miss investigation as required

Skills & Experience Required

Essential

  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management or equivalent qualifications in relevant field
  • Relevant Fire Safety CPD Training
  • Experience and expertise in assisting an organisations' evolution through several different phases of Fire Safety implementation
  • Experience in Fire Safety Venue Design, or operational management experience, preferably in a large-scale public facility
  • Extensive experience in the development and implementation of Fire Safety plans, policies, procedures, and systems
  • Understanding of contemporary and emerging Fire Safety and risk management issues
  • Successful track record in managing complex and multi-functional operations from inception through to delivery

Desirable

  • Membership to Institute Fire Engineers
  • Award in Education and Training (AET)
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS)
  • Familiarity with sports, entertainment, and hospitality industry concepts
  • Experience delivering Fire Safety training programs
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of Fire Safety in the major event industry
  • Experience of working at major multi-sport or single sports event or events and/or in the direct provision of services for the sports, athletes, and/or officials at such events.
  • Previous experience managing a small team (3-4 people)

Salary - Up to £45,000 per annum

Start date - May 2021

Location - Birmingham

This position is subject to a Basic criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Birmingham 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We have achieved the Leaders in Diversity award through the National Centre for Diversity. The principles "FREDIE" (Fairness - Respect - Equality - Diversity - Inclusion and Engagement) support our aim of delivering a truly inclusive and accessible games.

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. If you wish for your application to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme, please submit a completed form with your application, which can be found on the Birmingham 2022 jobs site under the current vacancies drop down.

To apply for this role please follow the link and complete the application attaching a single document containing your CV and Covering Letter. Please also submit your disability confident/ reasonable adjustments form (if required).

On occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

We take your data privacy seriously. Before sending your application please review our applicant privacy notice which explains how we use your personal data. This can be found on the Birmingham 2022 jobs site under the current vacancies drop down.

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