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Fire Safety Advisor

£39300 - £46006 per annum

Procurement Commissioning & Facilities

Fire Safety Advisor


Band - 7

Salary Scale - £39,300 to £46,006

Hours - 37.5 per week

Location - Meridian Court, Glasgow/Gyle Square, Edinburgh

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) has designed NHS Scotland Assure to improve the management of risk in new builds and refurbishment projects across NHS Scotland. The new service will be a multi-disciplinary team with subject matter experts in the fields of infection prevention and control, hard and soft facilities and building management. It will have oversight for the design, construction, and maintenance of major infrastructure developments within the NHS. It will be a quality management system for the healthcare built environment. NHS Scotland Assure will strengthen infection prevention and control in the built environment and play a crucial guidance role regarding incidents and outbreaks across health and social care.

NHS NSS is building a new service to minimise risk in the healthcare built environment across NHS Scotland. We are looking for a National Fire Safety Advisor to join our team to support this service.

The post holder will undertake training for fire safety advisors and Board managers to ensure a consistent national application of fire safety standards and functional management across NHS Scotland. The role will also include attending professional development events, provide expert advice to internal and external stakeholders, and contribute to healthcare fire safety developments through the provision of journal articles and policy contributions.

This role will be positioned within Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) who play a key national role in the development and publication of national operational policy, standards, strategy and technical guidance for NHS Scotland in relation to non-clinical professional healthcare subjects including Facilities Management, Architecture, Fire Safety, Building, Science and Engineering, Planning, Environment, Estates, Construction Procurement and allied technical topics including the promotion of new initiatives in the field of healthcare property and facilities management.

We now require a Fire Safety Advisor to provide technical advice on a range of Healthcare fire safety issues to NHS Scotland bodies and others as required and represent NHS Scotland in dealings with other organisations.

You will contribute to the development and dissemination of fire safety guidance, including Scottish Health Technical Memoranda, to NHS Scotland through forums, workshops and seminars. You will have a high level of understanding of fire safety legislation and extensive experience of managing fire safety teams.

You will also have excellent interpersonal skills, oral & written communication skills and well-developed organisational abilities.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Sarah Gracie;

Tel: 07999 421314

Closing date for completed applications is 26th January 2021

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