Business Fire Safety Inspecting Officers

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
To be based at either Barnsley, Sheffield or Doncaster
£25,481 – £27,741
20 Nov 2020
04 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Fire Safety Inspecting Officers
Salary: £25,481 – £27,741 (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time - 37 Hours per week
Work Pattern: Flexi time
Location: To be based at either Barnsley, Sheffield or Doncaster.

Multiple contracts are available:

  • Permanent – x1 position available
  • Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2021 - x2 positions available
  • FTC for up to 12 Months - x3 positions available

An opportunity has arisen within our Business Fire Safety Team for Fire Safety Inspecting Officers, based at either Barnsley, Sheffield or Doncaster (the final base location will be confirmed after the successful completion of the probationary period).

The overall purpose of the role will be to work in a closely knit team to carry out audits or inspections of non-domestic premises in South Yorkshire and enforce the regulations of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, The Explosives Regulations 2014 and the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014.

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. You must hold a current Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety or equivalent.

Applicants must:

  • Hold a Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety as detailed in the NFCC competency framework or equivalent
  • Have proven experience in administration and/or technical/enforcement work
  • Be able to work in accordance with current legislative parameters
  • 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, training will be provided to successful candidates.

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.

Closing date for applications is 1800 hours on Friday 4 December 2020
Interviews will be held week commencing 14 December 2020 via Zoom.

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


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website where you can download the job information pack and application form.

No agencies please.

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