Fire Safety and Emergency Planning Manager (LUM516/1212)

About the Role

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to fill the role of Fire Safety and Emergency Planning Manager. In this position, you will be responsible for providing expert guidance and management across various critical areas within the Group.

This is an exciting opportunity as this role will include specific support for the day to day activities and upcoming projects within Estates & Capital Projects. This would comprise of providing advice in all areas of fire safety management, having a level of input into design and development of new projects and identifying areas of concern in current and future buildings.

Please apply for the role, as soon as possible as we are interviewing suitable candidates as and when we receive applications.  Therefore the role may close before the advertised closing date.

What You Will Do

  • To lead on the Groups Fire Safety Strategy by producing, appropriate fire safety policies, procedures and guidance documents 
  • Maintain appropriate records to meet local and statutory requirements.
  • Lead on the Groups Business Continuity and Emergency Planning procedures by producing, appropriate policies, procedures and guidance documents and to maintain appropriate records to meet local and statutory requirements.
  • To oversee the introduction and implementation, of policies and procedures as part of the continual improvement of the safety culture and management systems, so that the Group is compliant to all safety legislative requirements.
  • Provide specialist advice in connection with Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS), ensuring that adequate arrangements and facilities are in place for any member of staff or student requiring assistance during evacuation of the Groups premises.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and conduct periodic fire safety inspections / audits

About You

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Qualification in fire prevention or fire safety
  • Experience of working in Fire Safety 
  • Experience of delivering fire and emergency planning training
  • Have the ability and experience of interpreting fire safety, emergency planning legislation, rules and standards and applying them effectively.
  • Experience of carrying out fire risk assessments including DSEAR and audits.
  • Active member of the Institution of Fire Engineers, Institute of Fire Safety Managers or Fire Protection Association


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Luminate Education Group is a collective of education providers based in Yorkshire with one clear purpose: to make a positive difference to people’s lives through genuinely transformative education and training.

We offer a wide range of job vacancies across our business support functions - Finance, Human Resources, ITSS, Marketing, Communications, Executive Support, Estates and Food Services. Our large size and diverse range of member organisations means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

As an education provider, we are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our workforce, and you’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives. Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.