Business Fire Safety Inspecting Officer


Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 6 (£24,799 - £26,999)


Hours: Full Time - 37 hours per week

Work Pattern: Flexi Time


Location: To be based either at Central (Sheffield), Barnsley or Doncaster fire stations.


An opportunity has arisen within our Business Fire Safety Team for Fire Safety Inspecting Officers, based at either Barnsley, Sheffield or Doncaster (The final base location will be confirmed after the successful completion of the probationary period).

The overall purpose of the role will be work in a closely knit team to carry out audits or inspections of non-domestic premises in South Yorkshire and enforce the regulations of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, The Explosives Regulations 2014 and the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014.

To be considered you will require to have a basic knowledge of the role South Yorkshire Fire Authority has in enforcement within the business community and the importance of providing a professional and quality service.

Applicants must:

  • Have proven experience in administration and/or technical/enforcement work
  • Be able to work in accordance with current legislative parameters
  • Where possible have experience in working with the public
  • Have excellent written and communication skills
  • Have the ability to plan, manage and prioritise workloads
  • Have a current full driving licence

The key duties will include the audit and inspection of business premises in South Yorkshire and where required carry out the required level of formal enforcement activity. Full training will be provided to successful candidates.

For more information about the role contact Business Fire Safety Central Support on 0114 2532915.

A job description and person specification can be found here.

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.

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 6pm hours on 21 June 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing 22 July 2019.

Start date will be confirmed on appointment. These are full time placements.

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.

If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

This content was last updated on May 24th, 2019