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Fire Safety Advisor

Health and Safety

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £44,263 to £56,021 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 06 October 2023
Reference:  REG330023

The University of Nottingham is seeking a motivated, experienced and highly skilled fire safety advisor. 

The role will see you: 

  • Be the universities Competent Person under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. 
  • Oversee fire safety for the university and deliver fire safety advice to the business units across the university portfolio
  • Line manage and supervise the university fire safety officer
  • Carry out, review and manage, fire risk assessments of the university portfolio, which includes areas such as labs, farms, medical facilities, storage/archives, halls of residence and lecture theatres. 
  • Developing and managing a training portfolio to the business units of the University 
  • Work collaboratively with the wider Health and Safety Department and other stakeholders within the business 

The successful applicant will help to oversee the fire safety of all the University of Nottingham's UK campuses and operations, which covers five UK campuses based around Nottingham and approximately 550 buildings, including a working farm. 

You will be working for the Director of Health and Safety within the central Health and Safety Department to deliver fire safety advice to the business units, to allow them to meet their regulatory requirements and to help drive the continued improvement of safety throughout the university. Due to the wide range of activities and cutting-edge research that the university carries out, this is a varied and dynamic role.  

The successful applicant will be based on University Park in the Health and Safety Department but will be expected to travel to all of the UK campuses. The University runs public transport between campuses for staff, so a driver’s license is not a requirement for this role. The University has a hybrid working policy which will allow for the successful applicant to work at home with agreement of their line manager and the departments requirements.  

This is a permanent position and the hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours). Arrangements for job share may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Fire Safety Advisor, Chris Salter, tel: 0115 951 3302 or email CHRIS.SALTER@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. 

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.



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