Fire Safety Advisor – Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

BASED AT THE NORTHERN OR SOUTHERN AREA OFFICES (DEPENDENT ON THE SERVICE NEEDS)

We are looking for a Fire Safety Advisor to join our Protection Team.

In this role, you will be required to undertake audits and inspections of simple, lower-risk premises. You will be providing fire safety advice and guidance in accordance with current fire legislation and Service policy and procedures. This includes offering advice and responding to enquiries from businesses/responsible persons regarding Fire Safety in regulated premises.

You will also work and build relationships with partner agencies, identifying and disseminating information and knowledge relating to Fire Safety risks and businesses’ regulatory responsibilities.

As part of this role, you will plan and participate in fire safety seminars, workshops, business networking meetings, and events, engaging with local business stakeholders to promote understanding of statutory responsibilities, business resilience, and community safety.

You must have a full driving licence with no pending issues and have a minimum of English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at level 4 or above (or equivalent).

You will also have some experience of working in a customer contact role and environment. Together with the ability and confidence in communicating effectively (orally and in writing), you should be able to demonstrate a high standard of interpersonal skills, taking into account the target audience, the message to be conveyed, and the desired outcomes.

Interview date: Friday 28 June 2024

How to apply

To apply, please complete our online application form via our website: www.bedsfire.gov.uk/careers/search. You must include your full career history and demonstrate in your supporting statement how you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification.

This is a public-facing role and it is essential to have the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.

This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2023. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act.

The appointment will be made subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance at the level required for the role.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children, and Young People, and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment

Salary: £33,024 per annum rising to £35,745 per annum

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: June 17 2024

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