Fire Safety Advisor

  • Job Reference: RPOGA00023
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2022
  • Recruiter: NFCC
  • Location: National
  • Salary: £21,000 to £37,000
  • Sector: Fire Safety Advisor
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: NFCC Recruitment Team
  • Email: nfcc.recruitment@reed.com

Job Description

Are you looking for a job where you can make a real difference to the safety of the local community?

Your Fire & Rescue Service is looking for new talent following the introduction of the new Building Safety Regulator and fire safety legislation following the Grenfell fire in 2017. Fire Safety Advisors play a crucial role in the Fire & Rescue Services’ continued pursuit of improved fire safety.

Preventing fires before they start… you will be undertaking fire safety audits and providing fire safety advice and guidance to local authorities, businesses, the public and to professional and other regulatory bodies. The role is a uniformed, non-operational role.

Fire Safety Advisors should have the following skills:

  • Commitment to public safety and public service
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to deliver advice and guidance verbally and in writing
  • Ability to understand and explain - technical information and its application
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with other organisations

Criteria for Fire Safety Advisor applicants:

  • A good general level of educational achievement, including level 2 Maths and English (GCSE or equivalent
  • A good level of written and verbal communication skills (essential)
  • Ability to complete Fire Safety Level 3 Certificate or equivalent within 12 months of appointment
  • A full UK Driving Licence (desirable for most locations)
  • Willingness to undertake business travel within a region as required

Some of the key accountabilities of a Fire Safety Advisor:

  • Undertaking inspections and audits and advising on fire risk within existing buildings and premises
  • Analysing information relating to fire safety inspections and investigations and present reports setting out your findings
  • Develop and deliver advice to members of the public, businesses and stakeholders through fire safety campaigns and initiatives
  • Liaising with Local Authorities, businesses, and other stakeholders regarding fire safety matters
  • Shadowing peers on risk-based inspections within a region
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion

What your Fire & Rescue Service can offer you:

  • A remuneration package including pension plan (each service has its own benefits package which can be discussed)
  • Flexible working opportunities to accommodate lifestyle changes
  • Fully funded professional development in completing a Level 3 fire safety qualification.
  • A range of benefits, which may include sports and social facilities, free gym access, access to the services of the Firefighters Charity, and on-going professional training
  • A supportive team environment where you can make a positive impact at work and in the community
  • Opportunities for career progression within Fire Safety, Fire Safety Management, or other career pathways within the organisation

Help the Fire & Rescue Service protect your local community…apply today!