- Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters, Ascot Drive, Derby
- Salary details
- £34,834 - £41,418* per annum pro rata
- Job term
- Full Time
- Appointment type
- 37 hours per week
- Closing Date
- 15 January 2024
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service are excited to recruit for Fire Safety Inspecting Officers at Ascot Drive fire station Derbyshire.
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is a high achieving, dynamic and forward-thinking organisation. During this recruitment process we will be looking for positive, talented, and motivated individuals who will be able to work as part of a forward-looking fire safety team, and individually using their own initiative. These individuals will help shape and develop all aspects of fire safety enforcement and knowledge in the years to come. This will ensure that the level of service and fire safety protection offered to the people of Derbyshire continues to be of the highest standard.
As one of our Fire Safety Inspecting Officers you will work with members of the public, diverse community groups and businesses across Derbyshire to provide advice and reduce the risk from fires.
The successful candidates will be expected to take their place in our fire safety department and demonstrate excellent team working abilities. The ability to work as a cohesive member of our team in a high tempo fire safety department, alongside the ability to complete tasks and work streams using your own initiative will be key.
You will be expected to develop and enhance our fire safety team in undertaking fire safety audits, consultations and providing assistance. you will ensure that owners and occupiers of buildings comply with current fire safety regulations, sometimes in challenging situations. Therefore, a confident, enthusiastic, and professional attitude is essential, along with excellent team working, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
The successful candidates will also be responsible for the future development of fire safety knowledge across the department and wider service. This will include personal training and development, CPD activities, and the coaching and mentoring of other team members through our internal protection development pathways.
All FSIO roles require a knowledge and understanding of the broad aims of risk-based fire safety legislation and the principles of risk-based management, along with experience and/or knowledge of preparing and collating evidence and court processes with regard to fire safety enforcement work.
All roles provide opportunity for development and offer advancement through the protection career progression criteria. You will be required to attend training (sometimes residential) in and out of Derbyshire as and when instructed to do so.
Further details about the roles can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, please use link below.
The post holder’s will be required to work across the south area of Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service as necessary and must hold a full driving licence. A pool car will be provided.
The normal working week is 37 hours per week, however, you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours and at evenings and weekends as required.
In return we offer;
- Flexible working hours
- Family friendly policies
- Free car parking
- Health & wellbeing services, including free access to gyms at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service locations
- Employee discount scheme
- Employee support networks
- Ongoing training and development opportunities
- Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
We are committed to equality and fairness at work. Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service’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.
Police security vetting procedures at the appropriate level will be requested for the successful applicant. The HQ role requires enhanced vetting. Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application and Home Office approval for indefinite leave to remain within the UK.
A standard disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be requested for the successful applicant.
To apply please visit: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/derbyshirefire/Job/JobDetail?JobId=783
Applications should provide evidence of suitability against the person specification for the role.
The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Monday 15th January 2024. Interviews will hopefully to be held over two weeks commencing from the 26th February 2024.
If you are interested in discussing other potential opportunities; please contact Michael Haslam on 07789 944620.
If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre on 01773 305441.
Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.