South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Business Fire Safety Inspecting Officer


Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 4 (£22,369 - £24,054) In training, Grade 6 (£27,852 - £30,151) In training, Grade 7 (£32,020 - £34,723) Qualified


Hours: Full Time - 37 Hours per week (Flexi Time)

Work Pattern: Monday - Friday


Location: Command Headquarters Sheffield (Agile Working)


An opportunity has arisen within our Business Fire Safety Department for Business Fire Safety Inspecting Officer, either fully qualified to Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Auditor) or willing to undergo training to gain the qualification, the role will be based at Command Headquarters Sheffield (Agile Working).

We are looking for hungry, career-minded people with a passion for their communities to join us in this exciting role.

You must be great with people, confident to learn new things and eager to save lives by helping us to enforce laws, which are designed to keep us all safe.

The overall purpose of the role will be to contribute to the risk reduction aims and objectives of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, and the discharge of its statutory fire protection duties and responsibilities by:

  • Undertaking regulatory fire safety audits, and related activities.
  • Providing fire safety advice, guidance, engagement and technical support.

To be considered you will require 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:

  • Where possible have experience in working with the public
  • Have excellent written and communication skills
  • Have the ability to plan, manage and prioritise workloads
  • Ability to travel for work purposes’

You should have either, the Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Auditor) or, be willing to undergo training to gain the qualification. Qualified candidates will start on a Grade 7, as a Trainee you will start at Grade 4, then as you successfully progress though the Business Fire Safety Training Pathway, you will progress up to Grade 6, onto the full Grade 7, when qualified.

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.

For more information about the role contact District Manager Nigel Sheppard on 07979 740167.

An application form for the role can be found here or by contacting our Recruitment Team at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk. 

Closing date for applications is 17:00 Hours on Wednesday 31 May 2023. 

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 10 July 2023. 

New starters will commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. We offer 28 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays.  Annual leave increases after 5 years’ service to 32 days, followed by an extra day a year up to a maximum of 37 days.  We also operate a generous flexi time attendance scheme.

Other benefits include; a cycle 2 work scheme, a free on site gym, enhanced maternity and paternity schemes and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Other (LGBT+) or are disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce. SYFR also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website.

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.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People.  All staff are expected to share this commitment.

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

This content was last updated on April 25th, 2023