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Tutor Chemist (Specialist Hazmat)

Fire Service College
Operational Training Service Delivery


Job Title: Tutor Chemist (Specialist Hazmat) (6 Month Temporary Contract)

Location: Operational Training

Responsible to: Group Manager, National Resilience Development

Date Completed: April 2012


1. Scope

The role of the Fire Officer has evolved rapidly to take account of new risks and ever increasing challenges. An increasingly significant responsibility is the safe and effective management of incidents involving hazardous materials, and a number of civil resilience programmes have been developed as a consequence.

The College has an extensive range of venues and unique facilities which enable delegates to acquire the necessary levels of subject knowledge and understanding, including the ability to experience action consequences in the laboratory, prior to practising techniques during realistic operational scenarios. The College Hazmats team consists of an effective blend of academic and uniformed tutors possessing an extensive level of specialist knowledge, skill and fire related expertise.

We are seeking to appoint a new academic tutor to our scientific support team in order to assist us to continue to provide meaningful and effective learning and development programmes in the field of hazardous materials and civil resilience, on behalf of our clients and our delegates.


2. Job Purpose

The main purpose of the role is to provide a professional teaching capability and technical advisory service in support of learning and development within the field of hazardous materials. The role occupant will provide specialist tuition and technical expertise across the range of Fire & Rescue Service hazardous materials and civil resilience training activities. This will involve the tuition, support and development of fire service personnel and other emergency responders, in order to enable them to deal effectively with the range of hazardous materials and civil resilience incidents encountered.


3. Key Dimensions

  • To provide technical scientific advice to the Hazmat and Civil Resilience Tutors in the development and delivery of training within a Managed Learning System.
  • To develop fire officers and emergency responders in order to assist them to deal with incidents involving hazardous materials.
  • To enable fire officers and emergency responders to utilise science to conduct operations in a safe and effective manner.
  • The post is based at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, however there will be a requirement to deliver training at other UK locations, and on occasion overseas.
  • Normal working week is 0830 hrs - 1730 hrs, Monday to Friday, with occasional requirement to work evenings and week-ends.


4. Principal Accountabilities

  • To make a positive contribution to the design, development, delivery and review of hazardous materials training.
  • To provide theoretical and practical incident ground tuition and assessment for a range of delegates in hazardous materials and civil resilience related topics.
  • To maintain continuous personal research /development to ensure teaching delivery is informed, accurate and current.
  • To produce lesson plans, session presentations (Powerpoint), e learning materials and course notes as determined.
  • To undertake training delivery at various off-site locations as and when required.
  • To actively contribute to a positive and supportive learning environment that endorses and supports principles of equality and diversity.
  • To actively contribute to a healthy and safe working environment.
  • To attend courses and undertake additional training as determined, particularly within the area of Chemical, Biological and Radiation detection identification and monitoring to assist in developing fire service officers in this area of civil resilience.


5. Knowledge and Competence Required.




  • A Degree in Chemistry or related discipline (main or single subject).
  • A teaching/training qualification or commitment to obtain an appropriate qualification as determined on appointment.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to relate to and empathise with the adult learner.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.




  • A Higher Degree in a related subject.
  • Experience of teaching/training particularly in an adult learning environment.
  • Qualifications in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Health Physics, Environmental Science or Analytical Chemistry and/or workplace experience in those areas.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of Radiation and Radiological Protection.
  • Experience of working within the field of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) protection.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fire service related environments.


The closing date for applications is 4th May 2012.


How to apply

To obtain an application form and candidate information pack, please email


Reference: 12008

ClosingDate:for applications is 4th May 2012.
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:2354


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