Fire Protection Inspectors – West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Are you passionate about helping to improve the safety of the communities within West Yorkshire and are interested in joining our Fire Protection Team?

We have a number of exciting opportunities available, where you could come to work every day knowing you are playing your part in keeping people safe from the risk of fire. These fantastic opportunities give you the chance to make a real difference to people in West Yorkshire, the Fire Service and the Fire Authority by joining an award-winning Fire Protection Team.

Our team uphold fire safety law in premises throughout the county, identifying breaches in fire safety legislation and utilising our statutory powers to bring about compliance. You could be at the forefront of helping us make a difference by making West Yorkshire safer.

We are looking for enthusiastic people who care deeply about fire safety to train to become Fire Protection Inspectors. You must have the ability to undertake a comprehensive training programme, work flexibly with minimum supervision to meet priorities. The training we provide will be fully funded and delivered as an apprenticeship in line with the role map for a Fire Protection Inspector.

The starting salary for these roles is currently £28,282, rising to £39,186 + 7% market supplement (pay award pending).

Given the training requirements of the role it is essential that candidates are available to commence employment on 9 September 2024 and must be available for the following training dates:

15/10/24 – 1 day

25/10/24 – 1 day

09/12/24 – 13/12/2024 – (5 days)

03/03/25 – 06/03/2025 – (4 days)

28/04/25 – 02/05/2025 – (5 days)

09/06/25 – 13/06/2025 – (5 days)

03/11/25 – 13/11/2025 – (10 days)

26/01/26 – 30/01/2026 – (5 days)

23/03/26 – ½ day

08/06/26 – 1 day

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact either Michelle Atkinson, Deputy Senior Fire Protection Manager on 07881 912190, Kelly Tracey, Fire Protection Assistant Manager on 07917 074083 or Megan Walker, Fire Protection Supervisor on 07971 905679.

You also get to work in the beautiful county of West Yorkshire with its impressive and varied landscape.

To apply for this role, you will be required to complete the online application form. It is crucial that you provide evidence for each of the elements in the person specification which are highlighted as ‘Essential’ and are assessed via ‘Application’. Unfortunately, if applications are received that do not provide the relevant evidence they will not be shortlisted.

Closing date for applications is 08:00 on Monday 10 June 2024, however please note that we reserve the right to close applications earlier than this date should we receive a large number of applications.

All correspondence will usually be sent to your email account registered with the online recruitment system rather than by letter. Please check your email account regularly.

If after reading all of this information, you are interested in applying, please read the documents listed above for more details and click on ‘Apply’ for the application form.

Please note we do not accept CVs. If you are viewing this vacancy on ‘jobsindeed’ or other external platform, the only way to apply for this vacancy is to visit and complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.

We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

Salary: £28,282, rising to £39,186 + 7% market supplement

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: June 10 2024

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