CV, Brit seeks work, Energy Sector, in a health and safety or rescue

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 19028

Skills keywords: achieving objectives, health and safety
Short Bio:

I am an experienced and fully qualified UK Fire Officer and Health and Safety and emergency response professional. I am seeking to expand my career into the international sector and am actively looking to work overseas. I have led teams to achieve objectives in challenging and risk critical environments and enjoy doing so. I am also a qualified corporate middle manager comfortable in a planning and deploying resources, giving presentations, training staff and managing projects.

Current location: Darlington, UK - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Offshore Specific Training

May 2014 Survival Training – Mutually recognised Basic Safety Training BOSIET (NOGEPA, NSOC-D, Norsk olje og gass, Oil & GAS UK)

May 2014 Offshore Medical Certificate – including drug screening / enhanced to include other north sea sectors

May 2014 Minimum Industry Safety Training MIST

June 2014 Working at Height & Rescue Training – Wind Turbines

June 2014 Combined Slinger, Banksman and Rigger Training

July 2014 Confined Space Entry Training – Level 2

July 2014 Offshore First Aid (HSE)

Education & Academic Qualifications

2011 – 2012 Organisation Development Certificate Program – NTL Institute of Behavioural Science

2006 – 2010 Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration – Durham University Business School

2008 – 2009 NVQ A1 – Edexcel

2006 NEBOSH National General Certificate in Health & Safety – Warren Triggs Associates

2004 IOSH Managing Safely – Warren Triggs Associates

2002 – 2004 Executive Diploma in Management – Darlington College of Further Education

1986 – 1993 Hayes School and Hayes School Sixth Form

3 x A Levels – Government / Politics, Economics and Geography

10 x GCSE’s (O-level standard) including English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry)

RSA Computer Literacy and Information Technology

Further Training

Feb 2014 Tactical Command Course, JESIP (Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme)

Nov 2013 Mass Decontamination Training, CDD Fire & Rescue (County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service)

Oct 2013 Working at Height Level 1 Continuous Professional Development, CDD Fire & Rescue

Sep 2013 Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform Initial Operator Training Course, Angloco

Jun 2013 Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health England

Oct 2011 Incident Command- Area Manager Course, Fire Service College

Mar 2013 Critical Incident Seminar, Local Resilience Forum

Sep 2011 Silver Command Training, Local Resilience Forum

Jun 2011 Alcohol & Drug Measurement, Drager

Sep 2009 Equality & Diversity Cultural Awareness, Carole Barwick Associates

Jun 2008 Media Skills Workshop, Media Friendly

Oct 2008 Multi Agency Problem Solving Training, Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership

Feb 2008 Water Based Incidents, CDD Fire & Rescue

Dec 2007 Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection Advisor, Fire Service College

Jan 2007 Station Manager Managing Incidents, Fire Service College

Jan 2007 Fire Investigation Foundation and Practical, CDD Fire & Rescue

Mar 2004 Specialist Training Instructor: Breathing Apparatus, Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service

Oct 2003 Specialist Training Instructor: Road Traffic collision, Fire Service College

Oct 2003 Emergency Fire Appliance Driver Response, CDD Fire & Rescue

Feb 2003 Trauma Care Technician, CDD Fire & Rescue

Sep 2002 Crew Command Course, CDD Fire & Rescue

May 2002 Methods of Instruction Course, CDD Fire & Rescue

May 2002 Fire Service Sub Officers Exams Written and Practical, Fire Service Education Board

Feb 2002 Oxygen Administration (in first aid), CDD Fire & Rescue

Aug 2001 Fire Behaviour Training, CDD Fire & Rescue

Apr 2000 Leading Firefighter Written and Practical Assessment, Fire Service Education Board

Nov 1998 Wholetime Fire Fighters Course, CDD Fire & Rescue

1998 ASNT Non Destructive Testing (Ultrasonic thickness testing / magnetic particle / dye penetration) – OIS Ltd

Full list of Training and Courses available on request

Other Skills

Full UK Drivers Licence (Including LGV Class 2 and fire service emergency response driver)

Professional experience

Nov 2014 Hughes Sub Surface Engineering

Emergency Response Team member

Based on the MV Polar King and operating on shifts from small Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) in the Irish Sea on the construction of the Gwent Y Mor wind farm. Duties include providing effective emergency rescue and medical response for personnel working on the turbine towers, working to Permits to Work, conducting training exercises and carrying out other routine maintenance tasks.

Aug 2014 LOGI Offshore Services

Health, Safety and Environmental, Emergency Response & Rigging / Slinging

Acted as a client witness and HSE Representative. Assisted Aquatic and JDN in co-ordinating Tool Box Talks, safety briefings and Joint Safety Analysis. Compilation of required documentation and reports for the client.

Jul 2014 Subsea-Renewables

Procedure Review

Based in SSR’s offices was required to assist with review of Project documentation and preparation of resulting comment sheets. As part of the project team we performed several iterations for both QHSE and cable pull-in procedures.

Jun 2011- Aug 2014 County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

Organisation Development Manager

Operational – I have been assessed and operationally qualified since 1998 as a firefighter, incident commander at watch / supervisory level and at tactical / middle management levels. I attend incidents regularly as part of the Service’s Incident Command System in which I act as the Incident Commander, ensuring effective resolution of emergency operations, the health, safety and welfare of crews and liaising with other agencies in fast moving, dangerous and complex situations. I have specialisms in Breathing Apparatus, Road Traffic Collision and as a Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection Advisor.

Corporate – As a middle manager in the Service I have a dual role. As well as being part of the operational response capability, I have worked on the corporate / support side of the organisation. I ensure the Service maintains professional standards, meet legislative requirements and develop the organisation’s capacity to respond effectively. I am responsible for the Service’s Human Resources Team, Transport Section and Community Interest Company. I am a member of the Service Management Team, contributing to the development and implementation of policies and procedures and for the management of performance and overall management of the Service. I am responsible for the promotion of health, safety, welfare and equality and providing leadership and communication during continuous improvement projects and initiatives that occur every year.

Resilience Role- From 2011 and the beginning of industrial action in public sector Fire Services, I have been part of the Service’s resilience team ensuring the continuity of emergency response to the public during strike action. To fulfil this role I have maintained and been annually reassessed on all UK fire fighter competencies and fitness standards and have been recalled to duty to maintain emergency cover during this time.

Nov 2009- Jun 2011 County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

Policy and Support Officer to the CFOA Director of Performance and Improvement

Duties included Research and provision of reports to the Chief Executive. The preparation and gathering of strategies, policies and objectives from the directorate work streams for compilation of the Directorate Business Plan. Perform analysis of data for varied sources and identify trends and correlations for reporting and providing advice. Liaise for the Chief Executive in the CFOA Director role with other directorates, fire services, central and local government and other sector stakeholders. I supported and implement improvement planning and performance management using broad business concepts including risk and financial management, performance management and organisational effectiveness. I was required negotiate and persuade, balance priorities, build consensus and influence a wide external network of Fire Services and their associated personnel. I had to produce plans, be an effective communicator and needed to synthesise complex policy documents into concise and clear papers. As a representative of the Chief Executive Officer I had to demonstrate strong personal integrity, be approachable and able to give credible, objective advice, gaining commitment and overcoming obstacles.

Feb 2008 – Nov 2009 County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

Assistant District Manager- Wear Valley and Teesdale

I assisted in the general management of the Service, contribute to the achievement of the Fire Authority’s Strategic Aims and the Service’s Business Plan. This included ensuring that District workloads were monitored and prioritised to achieve the Service’s stated objectives including all aspects of performance management and improvement and responsibility for the operational effectiveness and readiness of personnel, appliances and equipment. This included specialist response capabilities and associated budgets. Had direct responsibility for 70 staff covering a large geographic area/ diverse population base and 3 fire stations. Duties discipline, conditions of service, training needs, delegation of responsibilities and personal development. Was required to assist in the development of the annual Local Risk Reduction Plan and participate with groups and committees including chairing the local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Task & Coordinating group and the Service’s Equality and Diversity Steering group. Was also involved in the design and implementation of community safety initiatives, encouraging inter agency working, improving the lives of the community and working with local elected members and the press.

Oct 2006 – Jan 2008 County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

Assistant Learning & Development Manager

Duties included assisting in the management of the Learning and Development Section and lead the Section in the absence of the Learning and Development Manager. The role also involved general management of training and development functions and teams, monitoring and reviewing, of forecast expenditure against budgets and coordination of training evaluation and quality assurance processes. Assisted in the production of business plans and Service Polices and strategies, monitoring and interpreting of best value performance indicators and local performance indicators. Developed training tools and learning and development systems to improve efficient delivery of learning & development. Attended and chaired internal and external committees and working groups, locally, regionally and nationally.

Aug 2005 – Jun 2006 County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

Team Leader Policy and Support (Learning & Development)

I developed standard operating procedures and risk assessments for the provision of training and development. Researching, drafting, presenting and proposing policies, procedures, reports and conducting audits to inform the short, medium and long term planning for training and development. Assisting in the achievement of service awards and providing evidence for organisational assessments. Monitoring, management and reviewing of the workloads and performance of the learning & development policy Team. I developed and delivered requirements of competency based training to all operational personnel and all non-uniformed personnel. Liaised with other directorate/section managers and personnel to identify training needs and development actions to address needs efficiently and effectively. Produced the Service’s annual Learning & Development Programme. I produced the Industrial Training Unit annual brochure, and liaised with existing and potential clients. Managed and reviewed the workloads and performance of the delivery team, the Industrial training Unit, buildings and facilities and individual trainers.

Dec 2003 – Aug 2005 County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

Watch Manager Training Instructor (Learning & Development)

Responsible for the design, delivery and review of training and development programmes for internal and external personnel/ clients. Ensured the training standards and quality assurance of the operational competence of operational crews in all firefighting competencies. Appointed as breathing apparatus / road traffic collision / trauma care instructor.

Feb 2002 – Nov 2003 County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

Crew Manager (Operations)

Leading a team of fire fighters in the execution of operational and community safety duties

Nov 1998 County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

Delivery of operational and community duties.

Duties included attending fires, road traffic collisions, emergency special services and providing trauma care and first aid cover. Qualified Fire Appliance Driver and pump operator. Awarded silver axe- best recruit.

1993 – 1997 HM Forces, 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rifle Platoon Lance Corporal

Command rifle section and fire teams, Heavy Machine Gun Instructor, Vehicle turret commander/ Gunner, Radio Operator. Active Service in Former Yugoslavia/ Bosnia Herzegovina. Awarded United Nations & NATO campaign medals, best recruit award, best rifle shot award, “light fighter” military skills gold winner.