Fire Safety Advisor £35,000 - £40,000

Fire Safety Advisor

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Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 |
Posted: 28 Oct 2019 |
Closes: 11 Nov 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8217

Role Responsibility:




G4S Custodial & Detention Services - England & Wales


Home Based with regular travel to the following regions as and when required:


  • Rugby                        
  • Liverpool                  
  • Milton Keynes          
  • South/Mid Wales
  • Wolverhampton      
  • Gatwick


circa £35,000 - £40,000 per annum dependant on experience


Full Time – 40 hours per week, plus Company benefits including Company Car and Pension Scheme


G4S Custodial & Detention Services (CDS) is the leading private provider of custodial services in the UK and manages four prisons, two immigration removal centres, one secure training centre and a number of community contracts in England and Wales. We provide progressive environments dedicated to reducing re-offending and enabling individuals to fulfil their potential back in their local community, and, from the IRCs achieving successful returns to their home countries.


We are looking for a Fire Safety Advisor to join our already established Health, Safety and Environment Team.


In this critical role, you will provide professional advice, guidance and support to the management team across Custodial & Detention Services bringing consistency and best practice to ensure Fire Safety supports the delivery of the business objectives and is fully compliant with relevant fire legislation and standards.


You will possess extensive Fire Safety experience, supporting business teams in all Fire Safety matters. You will have a consultative attitude, along with a thorough knowledge of current Fire Safety Legislation. You must have excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills, both written and oral are essential, as is the ability to work openly and collaboratively at all levels. 


As an experienced Fire Safety Advisor, it is essential that you have experience of working within a multifunctional and demanding environment with multiple geographical site coverage. You will be a registered and qualified fire risk assessor and hold relevant fire training qualifications and experience.  You should be a dynamic and engaging individual with a good sense of humour, who shares our ethics and values and is eager to support the Health and Safety teams.


Some of the key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Drive continual improvement in fire management across the business
  • Assist in formulation and review of fire risk assessments
  • Act as the lead liaison with national fire authorities including the Crown Premises Fire Inspection Group
  • Identify areas of improvement for fire safety, ensure consistency of approach where applicable for fire management processes and monitor progress
  • Complete regular fire inspections/audits to ensure conformity with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Provide regular management reports on fire trends and audit outputs
  • Complete and/or assist with investigations into fire-related incidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences
  • Develop, deliver and monitor training programmes
  • Monitor the impact of all building works to ensure fire strategies are maintained and compliant with building/fire standards inclusive of CDM regulations
  • Act as the main liaison with FM providers and other contractors on fire safety
  • Assist in fire contingency exercise programmes (including managing high risk groups)

The Ideal Candidate:

It is key that you are flexible and adaptable to deal with ever-changing scenarios whilst supporting and deputising for the Health, Safety & Environment Manager of Custodial & Detention Services as required. 


You will have the ability to build rapport and influence key stakeholders and have a high degree of self-awareness.


To apply please e-mail your CV along with a covering letter outlining your interest to leah.bowpitt@uk.g4s.com


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10-year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Youth Custody Services (YCS) and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.


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