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Business Safety Advisor (Fire Safety)

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Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters, South Area Office, Derby
Salary details
Scale 6 / *SO1 £27,852 - *£34,723 per annum (*career grading criteria applies)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
05 February 2023
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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) is a high achieving, dynamic and forward-thinking organisation. As part of this recruitment process, we will be looking for positive, creative and motivated individuals who will be able to help shape and develop our fire safety service delivery in the years to come, ensuring 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 Business Safety Advisors you will work to support businesses and educate them to comply with their statutory duties relating to fire safety legislation. You will increase the presence of DFRS in the business community and signpost businesses to further information and/or other relevant enforcing authorities where appropriate. This will include the development of web material and social media content. 

You will work to identify and establish links with a diverse range of business networks within Derbyshire to ensure DFRS fully contributes to supporting economic growth through better regulation at a local level. 

As part of a Fire Safety team, you will also carry out inspection work and follow up activities, responding to, and supporting response crews, post fire incidents, unwanted fire alarm activations and complaints relating to simple premises in the built environment. You will undertake consultations relevant to the role such as licensing and temporary event notices. You will assist owners and occupiers of buildings to comply with current fire safety regulations, sometimes in challenging situations. Therefore, a confident, enthusiastic and professional attitude is essential, along with excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. 

An outline knowledge and understanding of the broad aims of risk-based fire safety legislation and the principles of risk-based management is required. 

The successful applicant will complete our structured programme of externally verified fire safety training. You will be developed within the role and may have the opportunity to progress through the career progression criteria. You will be required to attend training (sometimes residential) in and out of Derbyshire as part of the role. 

You will be required to work from various DFRS locations as necessary for which a pool car will be provided. A full driving license for manual transmission is essential. 

The normal working week is 37 hours, usually worked Monday to Friday, however you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours, 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. 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 

In addition, a basic disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be requested for the successful applicant.

Please do not apply using The Derbyshire County Council Website.

To apply please visit: www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/current-vacancies 

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 5th February 2023

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.