4061-E – Assistant Fire Safety Officer

University of Greenwich


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Secretariat – Health & Safety Unit
Location:  Avery Hill Campus

£29,762 to £35,308
plus £5269 London weighting per annum pro rota
Part Time Hours:  0.6 FTE
Contract Type: 
Release Date:  Monday 06 November 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 17 November 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  4061-E

Working as part of Vice Chancellors Office, you will support the University Fire Safety Officer (FSO) in providing university specific fire safety guidance, enabling the University to comply with relevant legal obligations and best practice industry standards. 

The main duties will involve assisting with the annual programme of fire risk assessments and inspections, following up on actions identified through the fire safety monitoring activities, assisting with the delivery of fire safety training to staff, supporting faculties / directorates with investigation into fire incidents, fire alarm activations and other events relating to increased fire risk, attending and feeding back on the effectiveness of planned fire drills and maintain all associated records.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to help the University meet and surpass its statutory obligations for fire safety and ensuring staff and students of the University of Greenwich are healthy and safe. 

The University of Greenwich has a growing reputation. One of the largest universities in the capital by student numbers, we are widely recognised for the quality of our learning and teaching, research that is internationally recognised and experiences our students enjoy. As a result, this post will provide an opportunity to experience a wide variety of workplace activities and environments from Facilities Management to Science and Engineering, Education and Health and Liberal Arts and Sciences, within an exciting and constantly developing workplace. Therefore, the ability to provide administrative support in such an environment is essential.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a fire safety related role, up to date knowledge of fire safety legislation, experience of working to tight deadlines, maintaining records and implementing systems/procedures containing confidential / sensitive information. They will also have good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work both on their own initiative and collaboratively within the team.

Please contact Enda Rooney ([email protected] ) for informal enquiries

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the People Directorate Operations Team on [email protected]  

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To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies – Jobs at Greenwich  

Employment Visa: Under the UK Government Points Based System scheme this role does meet the criteria to be sponsored for a Skilled Worker Route application. 

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from [protected characteristic(s)], who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge /Mentally Healthy Universities , we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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