Brian Sims

[Expired] University Fire Officer


Full Time
Contact Details
+44 (0)1865 270814
Company Details
Oxford University
10 Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PD
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Applications are invited for the role of University Fire Officer at the University of Oxford. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced fire officer to influence and make a valued contribution to the University’s fire safety. The University has a variety of historic and modern buildings. Its teaching and research provide an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills across a diverse range of fire topics.

The University Occupational Health & Safety Office is an essential function within Human Resources and plays a key role in ensuring our cutting-edge research and teaching is conducted safely. As the University Fire Officer, you will be part of a friendly team of advisers and support staff in the Safety Office, providing health and safety support and guidance to all sectors of the University. It does not cover individual colleges, but you will be expected to work closely with the Oxford Colleges Fire Safety Adviser to share and develop best practice across the collegiate University.

About you

The University Fire Officer will need to communicate with individuals across the University, including research supervisors and, where appropriate, the heads of department. However, the ability to communicate with the whole range of employees, contractors, visitors, and students on University premises, as well as external agencies, is essential.

The post holder is expected to be fully conversant with current fire legislation and relevant codes of practice, British Standards and building regulations (all Purpose Groups). The post holder also needs full knowledge of the fire safety requirements for persons with reduced mobility and sensory disabilities.

What we offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and season ticket travel loans

The University also runs an enormous number of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

Hybrid working is available, with the working pattern to be to discussed at interview.


Grade 9: £50,300 - £58,284 per annum

Application process

For any informal queries, please contact Brian Jenkins, Head of the Safety Office by email at or by telephone on +44 (0)1865 270814

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2023. Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Interviews will take place either during the week commencing 17 April 2023 or the week commencing 24 April, depending on the availability of the interview panel. The interviews will be in person.

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