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Fire Safety Inspecting Officer
  • Employer: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Reference: DFRS/22/177841
  • Published: Thu 06/01/2022, 17:22 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £30,451 - £36,922* per annum pro rata, starting salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Derbyshire

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Fire Safety Inspecting Officer

Fire Safety Inspecting Officer (FSIO) – Numerous roles across Derbyshire starting in 2022 (18.5 hours per week)


£30,451 - £36,922* per annum pro rata, starting salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience

*Progression to Scale SO2 or POD is subject to fulfilling the Fire Safety Inspecting Officer Career Progression criteria as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification

Three roles are expected to become available in 2022:

  • FSIO (18.5 hours per week), based at Ascot Drive Fire Station, Derby (early 2022);
  • FSIO Primary Authority Scheme (PAS) Lead (18.5 hours per week), based at Headquarters, Ripley (early 2022)
  • FSIO (18.5 hours per week), based at Chesterfield Fire Station (late 2022);

As part of our forward looking succession plans, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service are excited to recruit for Fire Safety Inspecting Officers for roles across Derbyshire.

Three roles are expected to become available at different times in 2022. They are offered as separate 18.5 hours per week roles however two posts could be combined for the right candidate. Candidates will be asked to specify which role(s) they are interested in.

Other FSIO roles may also become available in 2022. If you are interested in discussing other potential opportunities; please contact Station Manager Rob Leverton on 07786021709. 

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is a high achieving, dynamic and forward thinking organisation and as part of this recruitment process we will be looking for positive, talented and motivated individuals who will be able to help shape and develop all aspects of fire safety enforcement 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. As well as 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 interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills 

The PAS role is a unique opportunity for a Fire Safety Inspecting Officer that would suit an experienced Inspector. Working in the Protection Policy team, the PAS post holder will carry out ad-hoc Fire Safety audits and consultations but will mostly be focussed on supporting the Services’ Primary Authority Scheme partners and contributing to the wider work of the Protection Policy team.

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 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 will be required to work from various Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service locations as necessary and must hold a full driving licence. A pool car will be provided.

The normal working week is 18.5 hours over 3 days a week to meet the business need, 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, childcare vouchers, free car parking and eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

We are committed to equality and fairness at work and Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service are keen to hear from anyone with the ability to do this job to help us achieve a workforce as diverse as the communities that we serve.

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.

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Applications should provide evidence of suitability against the person specification for the role.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Monday 31st January 2022. Interviews will hopefully be held during the week commencing the 14th February 2022.    

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre on 01773 305441.