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Fire Safety Advisor BRIDGEND £35,699.41

Fire Safety Advisor

Location: BRIDGEND |
Salary: £35,699.41 |
Posted: 3 Jun 2024 |
Closes: 17 Jun 2024 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 15842

Role Responsibility:

Fire Safety Advisor

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

HMP Parc, Bridgend, CF35 6AP

Salary £35,699.41 per annum

Permanent, Full Time, 40 hours per week

Benefits:  Company Pension, free on-site parking, on-site canteen, ongoing training and development and access to High Street Shop discounts.


Within Care and Rehabilitation Services, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. HMP & YOI Parc accommodates 1038 convicted male adult prisoners and remand/ convicted young offenders and young people in a secure but modern environment.

We now have an opportunity for a Fire Safety Advisor to join our team at HMP Parc.

The successful candidate will provide professional advice, guidance and support to the management team on all matters to do with fire safety across the Care and Rehabilitation Services business and to ensure compliance with relevant fire legislation and standards applicable to the custodial environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive continual improvement in fire management across the business
  • Assist in formulation and review of fire risk assessments across CaRS
  • Provide expert technical advice and guidance on fire safety
  • Act as the lead liaison with national fire authorities including the Crown Premises Fire Safety Inspectorate
  • 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, audit outputs and other related information
  • Complete and/or assist with investigations in to fire related incidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences
  • Develop, deliver and monitor training programmes to identify improvement and ensure all fire training is to a high standard
  • Monitor the impact of all building works to ensure fire strategies are maintained and compliant with building/fire standards inclusive of CDM regulations
  • Assist in bidding processes involving fire safety assurances and evidence of compliance
  • 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)
  • Provide support to the CaRS Head, Safety, Environment and Wellbeing including deputising in their absence.
  • Assist in the promotion of creating a positive Health & Safety culture across the site leading by example, this includes reporting accidents and near misses in a timely manner & follow the applicable safe systems of work for the role.

The duties and responsibilities listed within this job description are not exhaustive and the job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary from time to time.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:

  • Experience in fire management in a custodial setting
  • Registered and qualified fire risk assessor (NEBOSH)
  • Relevant fire training qualifications/experience
  • Excellent communications skills  both written and verbal
  • Flexible work approach


Desirable Skills:

  • Membership of an approved fire competency council – Institute of Fire Engineers
  • Fire safety audit experience


If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.

HMP Parc encourages applications from Welsh speakers.

For more information on HMP Parc, please visit

Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process.

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and each employee is expected to support these goals.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. 

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5 years as part of the security screening process for this role.


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