South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Business Fire Safety Inspector (Building Safety Regulator)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 7 (£32,020 – £34,723) (pending pay award)

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

Work Pattern: Mon – Fri hours per day etc

Location: Various locations within South Yorkshire

An opportunity has arisen within the Protection Department of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue for a Business Fire Safety Inspector (Building Safety Regulator).

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, as well as
  • Supporting the Building Safety Regulator in carrying out their duties under the Building Safety Act within the Yorkshire and Humber Region

To be considered for this role you must have the Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (or equivalent), or the Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (or equivalent) and be willing to work towards the Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety.

The key duties will include:

  • Undertaking fire safety audits in buildings regulated by the Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform) Order 2005
  • Assess ‘Building Regs’ submissions for Gateway 2 projects involving code compliant designs (e.g. ADB, BS9991) and to identify designs that require assessment by a fire engineer
  • Inspect sites during construction to advise on fire safety matters as part of the Gateway Process
  • Inspect sites on completion of construction work to advise on satisfactory installation and commissioning of fire related systems (Gateway 3 work)
  • Inspect existing occupied buildings to advise on fire safety matters within the safety case regime

For more information about the role contact Amy Jenkinson on 07768 878588.

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

Closing date for applications is 0900 hours on 18 December 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 November 16th, 2023