Fire Safety - Team Leader

What you’ll be doing:


This is an exciting position for an experienced Fire Safety Regulator  Team Leader to join our fantastic team in the FSC. The role will be to provide a professional teaching capability to support learning and development across the range of Fire Safety courses required by UKFRS’s and wider private sector training where there is demand for fire safety management, fire risk assessment, auditing and regulation, pertaining to fire safety related subjects, including responsibility for managing specific work streams as allocated by the Training Manager. 


About the role :


To undertake the duties of Subject Manager, Course Director and Subject Matter Expert supporting the delivery of various levels of training. This will require close liaison with the Business Development, Sales and Marketing and colleagues within the other delivery teams at the FSC. The role will include responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare of learners, colleagues and visitors, and delivery off site at other training venues.


To work with Skills for Justice and the Quality Team to revise all our Prevention and Protection courses to align with new qualification standards. The approach to be adopted will be one of ‘digital first’.  The courses will need to be maintained and evolved to remain up to date.  


To support the FSC annual delivery plan by actively seeking opportunities, broadening skills to support the requirement for delivery tutors to be skilled in a range of specialist areas, and assist with the delivery of courses that fall outside of these. 


To support the sales team as an SME, providing knowledge and understanding of Fire Safety and related subjects to support the curriculum and the Prospectus. To engage with the client when necessary to provide advice and support in all areas related to the FSC fire safety related courses.


To manage the team of Fire Safety Instructors, monitoring performance and development with their roles to ensure succession planning within the team. Develop annual objective's specific to the individuals and the needs of the department/FSC. Conduct regular 1-2-1’s, team meetings and standardisation activities to ensure continuity across the team.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Day to day management of the Fire Safety Training team.

  • Conducting observations of staff in the teaching environment .

  • Liaise with awarding bodies to ensure qualifications are fit for purpose.

  • Provide internal quality assurance of completed learner assignments and assessor feedback.

  • Delivery of Level 3, Level 4 and Level 5 Fire Safety related programmes to a range of customers including Fire and Rescue Services, the Public Sector and Private Sector clients.

  • Facilitation of virtual course delivery to maximise engagement and to provide a  dynamic and innovative learning experience.

  • Marking delegate assignments in a timely manner, providing constructive feedback and additional support where this is required.

  • Developing  lesson plans, assessment plans, varied learning materials and other related materials to provide a engaging learning experience that blends theoretical knowledge with real-life scenarios.

  • Providing coaching and mentoring to delegates to ensure they achieve their maximum potential on the courses being undertaken.

  • Liaising with customers for the development of bespoke training courses that meet their needs and delivers clear learning outcomes.

  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of the relevant qualification standards and embedding changes into delivery.

  • Maintain current knowledge of Fire Safety developments, changes in legislation.


What we’re looking for:

  • Managerial or team leader experience in either FRS or Private sector.

  • Hold an assessor qualification.

  • Must have at least 2 years’ current experience of working within a Regulator’s Fire Safety Department (e.g FRS, MOD, Local Authority).

  • A minimum of a level 4 initial teaching qualification (CTLLS or AET), equivalent or higher.

  • Demonstrable ability to prepare lesson plans and learning delivery support materials that articulate learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

  • Fire Safety Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience of prevention and detection of fire in domestic, commercial and industrial premises.

  • Detailed knowledge of the following Approved Document B, BS9999 and other relevant standards


About The Fire Service College


The Fire Service College (FSC) is a world-renowned further education training college that provides a range of resilience focused courses and programmes ranging from apprenticeships to fully accredited qualifications.  On it 300-acre site FSC providers both practical as well as classroom-based learning in addition to remotely / customer site delivered courses.  FSC courses and programmes are accredited with BAC, Skills for Justice, Pearson, iQ, Institution for Fire Engineers and Proboard/NFPA.  Customers range from fire and rescue services, police forces, ambulance services, the military, various commercial organisations to individuals who wish to further their careers.  FSC attracts a number of learners from international fire and rescue services from the Middle East and across Europe. FSC is part of Capita Learning whose vision is to be a strategic learning partners for our clients.  This will allow us to improve our clients’ organisational capability and jointly deliver better business outcomes for them.


What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary

  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave

  • Free accommodation throughout the week for full time trainers

  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice

  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more

  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology

  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

  • You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 55,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.


What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

We’re an equal opportunity and Disability Confident employer, which means we recruit and develop people based on their merit and passion. We’re committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment process and working environment for everyone. If you need the job description or application form in an alternative format (such as large print or audio), or if you’d like to discuss other changes or support you might need going forward, please email Iqbal at or call 07784 237318 and we’ll get back to you. For more information about equal opportunities and process adjustments, please visit the Capita Careers website.

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