Fire Safety Adviser

6 days left

20 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Fire Safety Adviser

Permanent and full time


About us:

The University’s Health and Safety Team have an exciting opportunity for an experienced fire safety professional who is looking to further develop their career in a future-focussed University.  As the University looks ahead to 2030 and the implementation of its Strategy 2030, there will be a focused continual improvement on health, safety and fire.  This will be achieved through the implementation of the ‘Health, Safety and Workplace Wellbeing’ Roadmap 2030’.

The development and implementation of this ambitious Roadmap is driven by the Health and Safety Team.  We are a small team of health, safety and fire professionals who provide a crucial service to the University in shaping and driving its health and safety culture and ensuring that it remains a sustained strategic priority.  

As a Team we take pride in ensuring a professional and courteous approach at all times, we work in partnership with our customers and seek to ensure our communication is jargon free and risk proportionate.  We aim to engage and encourage ownership and above all ensure the sharing of best practice across the University to build a perpetual health and safety culture.


About you: 

As Fire Safety Adviser you will play a vital role in the Health and Safety Team and will focus on the development and implementation of the University’s Fire Safety Management System and act as the University's appointed competent fire safety person.


To be successful in the role you will have:

  • The ability to work with a high level of autonomy
  • A thorough knowledge of current Fire Safety legislation.
  • Worked in a complex organisation, advising on a broad range of fire safety risks and mitigations.
  • Developed, implemented and managed fire risk assessment programmes
  • Supported and advised upon fire safety in new building projects, alterations etc. including Fire Safety Strategies.
  • Conducted fire safety audits to monitor practice and performance.
  • Managed firefighting provision contracts
  • Developed and delivered fire drill programmes
  • Implemented and delivered fire safety training

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-rounded, customer focussed fire safety professional.  There is opportunity to build, develop and continually improve the fire safety management system at UWE Bristol.  Through engaging and influencing at all levels.  This is suited to individuals who have a real energy to drive towards a positive fire safety culture and corresponding behaviours.

About UWE Bristol: We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and rewarding place to work and study.  

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus though there will be travel required to all UWE Bristol Campuses.  At the Frenchay campus we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while incredible new facilities continue to be developed to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities, making our campus the ideal place to work for those commuting to Bristol.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits.


Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Alison Weeks on 0117 328 2076 or email:

This is a permanent and is fulltime working 37 hours per week.  This post is not available on a job share basis.

We particularly encourage applications from BAME as we are currently under represented in these areas - although all appointments will be made on merit.

Closing date: 9th August at 11.59pm.

UWE is committed to equality and values diversity; to work for an employer that aspires to achieve excellence through inclusion

Please click the “Apply” button and use reference: R02464.