South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Business Fire Safety Inspecting Officer

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 4 (£24,294 - £25,979) In training, Grade 6 (£29,777 - £32,076) In training, Grade 7 (£33,945 - £36,648) Qualified

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

Work Pattern: Monday - Friday

Location: Doncaster Fire Station (Agile Working)

An opportunity has arisen within our Business Fire Safety Department for a Business Fire Safety Inspecting Officer, either fully qualified to Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Auditor) or on a development pathway to gain the qualification, the role will be based at Doncaster Fire Station (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
  • Have a current full driving licence

You should have either, the Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Auditor) or, be on a development pathway 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 Tracie Seago on 07979 727765.

An application form for the role can be found here or by contacting our Recruitment Team at

Closing date for applications is 17:00 Hours on Friday 31 May 2024. 

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 10 June 2024. 

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.

We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents. We warmly welcome applications from individuals who identify with underrepresented groups within our workforce, including individuals from Minority Ethnic backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT+), and individuals with disabilities. In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours. We believe that a diverse workforce leads to innovation, creativity, and better decision-making, and we are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone can thrive.

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 a minimum of a standard level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which includes current and spent criminal records information. Enhanced checks with barred lists will be carried out for roles that undertake ‘regulated activity’ which is a term related to working with children or vulnerable adults.

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 May 07th, 2024