Hazardous Materials Advisor

As part of our growth plans, the Fire Service College is seeking to recruit a dynamic, knowledgeable and experienced hazmats specialist to be lead our hazmat department and work with our specialist team of respected trainers, who aim to deliver the very best in Hazardous Materials training.

The main purpose of the role is to provide a professional teaching capability in support of learning and development in the field of hazardous materials. You will provide focused teaching and technical expertise across the range of core and civil resilience hazardous materials training and will be assigned Course Leader and Course Director responsibilities in line with the demands of the role.

The Hazmat Tutor role requires specialist knowledge and expertise in Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection, including the relationship with Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents.

The successful individual will be responsible for teaching existing and experienced Hazardous Materials Officers and meeting their further development needs.

This is a very specialised and demanding role and the successful candidate will need to possess excellent personal attributes along with significant knowledge and experience in the field of hazardous materials.


Principle Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • To provide practical and theoretical specialist tuition in Hazardous Materials.
  • Act as Course Director (at times) and Safety Staff on incident ground exercises as required.
  • Undertake out-reach delivery at off-site locations as necessary.
  • Be responsible for the delivery of high-quality learning and development.
  • Actively contribute to the creation of a positive and supportive learning environment which endorses and supports principles of diversity and equality.
  • Contribute to the direction and development of the Specialist Hazmats Team and the College as a whole
  • Maintain and promote links with relevant and appropriate external agencies, and provide College representation on relevant committees and partnership forums.
  • To help promote and ensure the health, safety and welfare of delegates, staff, visitors and contractors.
  • Maintain continuous professional development within the role.
  • Act in a consultant capacity when required, in situations relevant to College business.

Required Role-Specific Competencies / Experience / Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum of level 3 teaching qualification or above
  • Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or equivalent
  • Breathing Apparatus Instructor (BAI, desirable not essential)
  • Fire Behaviour Technical Instructor (FBTI, desirable but not essential)
  • Tactical Ventilation Instructor (TVI, desirable but not essential).
  • Hazardous Materials Adviser (HMA) or equivalent.
  • Experience of direct training delivery to groups of learners

Person Specification

  • A professional attitude and appearance at all times.
  • Customer-first and can-do attitude.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to meet targets and strict deadlines.
  • Attention to detail, highly organised and efficient approach to tasks.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office products.

Next Steps

If you think that you have the ability, drive, and enthusiasm to excel in the role of a Hazardous Materials Tutor at a national level, and you meet the criteria detailed, the College looks forward to receiving your application.  Please send in a cover letter (not more than 300 words) detailing your level of their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of hazardous materials and why this background will enable you to excel in the role of a Hazmats Tutor at the College as well as a copy of your CV.

Please email your application to opportunities@fireservicecollege.ac.uk. If you do not hear from us within 30 days, please be advised your application was unsuccessful. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to give individual feedback.


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