South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Business Fire Safety Inspecting Officer (in Training)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 4 (£20,092 – £21,748), Grade 6 (£25,481 - £27,741), Grade 7 (£29,577 - £32,234)

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

Location: To be based at either Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield or Doncaster

Training to become a Business Fire Safety Inspector means training to become someone who takes responsibility for the safety of people across South Yorkshire.

We’re looking for hungry, career minded people with a passion for their communities to apply to join us in this exciting new 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.

Get paid to train and apply today for a job with great rewards and benefits.

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

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.

All candidates begin as a Trainee at Grade 4 (job description and person specification), then as you successfully progress though the Business Fire Safety Training Pathway, you will progress up to Grade 6, onto the full Grade of a Business Fire Safety Inspecting Officer, Grade 7.

For more information about the role contact Business Fire Safety Central Support at

An application form for the role can be found here or if you require a hard copy, you can contact our Recruitment Team at 

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

Closing date for applications is 1800 hours on Friday 6 August 2021.

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black or Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BME), women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as 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.

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 July 21st, 2021