Fire Support Officer

RAF Wyton, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2EA
£40,000 + substantial pension and benefits
07 May 2021
04 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique

The Challenge

DIO’s Regional Delivery United States Visiting Forces team are expanding and undergoing a large recruitment drive, and we want you!

This is an exciting time to join our diverse, unique and motivated team where we are seeking likeminded and talented individuals. Our roles provide a great sense of achievement and enrichment, by supporting accomplishing our teams’ outputs and goals based at various United States Air Force (USAF) bases.

No two days are the same as we support the United States Visiting Forces (USVF) in the UK. Our outputs include the delivery of works; developing and implementing DIO/US Civil Engineering joint policy and procedures and undertaking Estate Stewardship on behalf of the Secretary of State to ensure the estate is Safe and Legally compliant.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Fire Support Officer to become specialised in the Facility Management and project construction arena. The Technical Team Lead will be situated at RAF Wyton. The successful applicant will deliver outputs with minimal supervision and direction and we are therefore seeking a highly motivated individual, who is an experienced with a passion to achieve results.

Job Description

Leadership and Management

  • The Fire Support Officer role will be responsible for liaising between the site teams and the Defence Safety Authority (DSA) fire Officer. The role will entail collating relevant information for submission to the Fire Officer for approvals on projects and maintenance. Excellent knowledge of the fire regulations will be required.
  • The role will also involve reporting of near misses and carrying our accident investigation on the bases.  A good understanding of Construction site safety will also be required. This reporting will be reported through DIO interface IMS. The FOSM will also be the direct conduit to for the DSA Fire Officer to the site teams.

Stakeholder Management  

  • Responsible for progressing in a collaborative manner construction and facility management projects with USVF and our key Industry Partners (IP). Works may be new build, refurbishments of existing assets, maintenance or minor Infrastructure work up to the value of circa £5M in support of DIO requirements and the USVF Mission. 

Assurance & Compliance:

  • Provide professional technical assurance in relation to a Fire Officer Support Manager to support the Core and Additional Work Services (AWS) assurance requirements.

Policy, support and Programme Management:

  • Become familiar of MOD standards and systems through attending training and briefings/presentations; Ensure familiarity with DIO Technical supporting processes; adherence to process and promotion of adherence for USVF and supplier stakeholders; attendance at DIO corporate meetings and events as appropriate; support Area Manager and Senior Estate Facilities Manager and colleagues on progression of technical compliance and projects.

Contract Management and Resolution:

  • Developing and maintaining positive and collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders, including USVF, contracted suppliers, DIO colleagues including Stewardship, Business Support, Project/Additional Works, Commercial, Technical Services; adherence to and promotion of JSP375 and Safe Systems of Work; Familiarity with Health & Safety risks (e.g. Asbestos, Legionella, Environmental); actively contributing to Base Risk & Issue Register.

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We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers. 

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. 

Some of the many benefits you will receive:

  • Highly competitive Pension Scheme  
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Alternative working practices such as working from home
  • 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service
  • Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
  • In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen’s birthday
  • Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
  • Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
  • Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

Learning & Development

  • Professional and Personal Development of skills
  • Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
  • Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO

For further information regarding this vacancy please contact:

Contact Name: Mark Keen

Telephone: 07929 763254


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Closing date: Apply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 20th May 2021

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