District Fire Safety Team Leader


Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 8 (£30,785 - £33,437)


Hours: Full time - 37 hours per week

Work Pattern: Flexi time


Location: Various locations within South Yorkshire


An opportunity has arisen within our Protection team for a District Fire Safety Team Manager.

The post holder will be responsible for managing and administering the Business Fire Safety requirements of their district(s), in order to secure the achievement of the strategic objectives adopted by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. The post holder will be expected to attend fire safety related incidents and provide support as necessary.

The role will involve responding to business/technical safety issues, implementing the requirements of fire safety legislation and providing competent advice and guidance to staff, premises responsible persons, enforcement bodies, operational officers and members of the public.  You will lead and manage the activities of Business Fire Safety personnel in line with organisational objectives, so previous management experience is a requirement.

You must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and experience of compiling and interpreting statistical information or data, to create and deliver technical reports. The role also requires the management of legislatory enforcement including assisting in the preparation and presentation of evidence at formal hearings or court as required.

Experience of working within a Business Fire Safety environment and knowledge of technical fire safety legislation, codes of practice, policies and procedures is crucial.  You will need to be qualified to A-level standard or equivalent and have attended and qualified on recognised higher level fire safety technical courses.  A current driving licence is essential.

For more information about the role, please contact Business Fire Safety Central Support on 0114 253 2970.

An application form for the role can be found here or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk or on 0114 253 2811.

Closing date for applications is 1600 hours on Friday 11 August 2017

Interviews will be held during the week commencing the 4 September 2017

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

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This content was last updated on July 14th, 2017