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ASFP seeks Head of Training

ASFP Head of Training

Closing date: 28 February 2021 

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is a trade association of over 200 manufacturers and installers of passive fire protection products such as fire-stopping, fire resisting ducts and dampers, fire protection to structural steelwork, and fire doors etc.

The Association is looking for a new Head of Training to further develop its training function, which offers passive fire protection training to a variety of stakeholders from all sectors of the construction industry.

The Head of Training will be responsible for managing all aspects of the ASFP training operations, including: creating new training courses and content; extending the ASFP’s e-learning programme; maintaining qualification requirements; and delivering existing and new classroom courses. The Head of Training will be required to manage internal and external training personnel and will hold ultimate responsibility for managing the department’s budget and financial success.

To ensure the continued growth of the ASFP’s training operations, the Head of Training will be responsible for developing new methods of training delivery and appropriate measures and qualifications to reflect the level of learning attained, whether through academic or practical training or through continuous professional development (CPD).

The Head of Training will also be expected to represent the ASFP at public and member events and deliver presentations and webinars to improve understanding of passive fire protection generally and promote ASFP values, training and qualifications.

This full-time position forms part of a phased approach to succession, with the current Head of Training providing coaching and support before moving into a part-time Training Officer position once the transfer of responsibilities is complete.

The role is home-based with travel throughout the UK and Ireland as required.

Skills required 

The successful applicant should have demonstrable experience of working in the passive fire protection and construction arena. They should have a broad understanding of training provision and qualification requirements within the construction industry and of the regulatory environment as it applies to passive fire protection. They must be able to engage, inspire and educate audiences of all levels and to create training material to suit a wide range of skills, abilities and methods.

The candidate

The candidate should be a team player with the ability to build relationships, present and communicate at all levels. They must have experience of creating training programmes and qualifications and engaging with diverse audiences to impart knowledge and translate complex concepts into straightforward language. They should be educated at least to degree level and be analytical and inquisitive, with excellent attention to detail and a high sense of personal responsibility.

The package

The ASFP will offer a competitive package to the right candidate.

Job Profile

The full ASFP Head of Training job profile is available to read here

Express your interest

For further information or to apply for the position please contact Jo O’Neill:

Successful candidates will be invited for interview with the ASFP in March 2021.