Fire Safety Inspector / Senior Fire Safety Inspector
Fire Service locations across Manchester

Vacancy Reference: WNX-002621

Location: Fire Service locations across Manchester

Closing Date: 14/08/2022

Salary: £23,953 - £31,895 / £32,798 - £36,371 pa*

Employment Type: Permanent, part-time

Department: Protection

Hours Per week: 36.25

Fire Safety Inspector £23,953 - £31,895

Senior Fire Safety Inspector £32,798 - £36,371

*Please see mandatory information section below for further salary details

Your role:  Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to make Greater Manchester a safer place? We have Fire Safety Inspector roles with clear progression to Senior Fire Safety Inspectors on completion of required qualifications.

Already have those qualifications, then there may be a possibility to join us from day one as a Senior Fire Safety Inspector, it’s that easy.

There has never been a better time to join us as a Fire Safety Inspector working in our busy and varied Protection team.

Fire Safety Inspectors work as part of our Protection Department. The core purpose of our Protection work is to ensure the safety of the public and firefighters by identifying, investigating and reducing risk. We work with others to identify risks and develop solutions to improve safety through engagement, advice and enforcement.

Our Fire Safety Inspectors provide advice and support to businesses to help ensure buildings are safe and take tough action when the public are put at risk.

The landscape of fire safety regulation is changing, the fire at Grenfell Tower has had far reaching implications and means the way we consider risk in buildings needs to change along with the way we carry out our activities.

About you:

We are more interested in what you can do than what you know.

If you have excellent communication skills, the ability to think analytically, problem solve and can plan and manage a busy workload then you have the right skills. If you can evidence that you can work as part of a team and in partnership, develop relationships with partners, have a co-operative and flexible approach to work and have identified and delivered service improvements then you have the right experience to apply to be a Fire Safety Inspector.

If you don’t currently work in fire safety, we will provide you with the essential training and support you need to be an effective Fire Safety Inspector. Once you have mastered the basics, we will continue to provide you with access to training and continuous professional development.

We also welcome applications from people with qualifications in fire safety or a similar regulatory discipline for example Trading Standards or Licensing. To join us as a Senior Fire Safety Inspector you will need a level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety or equivalent and demonstrable experience of dealing with complex cases.

About us:

This is an exciting time to join fire safety as we work to improve the service in line with the HMICFRS recommendations, find new ways of developing our staff and continue to deliver core fire safety enforcement and business support activities.

We are investing in fire safety teams to ensure that we have an agile workforce capable of responding quickly and effectively to risk and that we deliver an effective regulatory function which is accessible, effective, targeted and proportionate.

We are committed to developing our Fire Safety Inspectors ensuring that everyone has the ability to carry out the core work with opportunities to become a specialist.

About the roles

As a Fire Safety Inspector your main work will be to inspect premises and provide advice and guidance to responsible persons and take enforcement action where necessary.

You will play an integral role in engaging with businesses – this may be through delivering presentations, arranging events or working on guidance. You will work closely with colleagues and partners to promote fire safety in new and existing buildings.

As you develop your skills and experience you will have the opportunity to specialise in a technical role influencing building design or an enforcement role carrying out complex enforcement including criminal investigations.

These are career graded positions which mean that you will develop as a fire safety practitioner in line with the Competency Framework for Fire Safety Regulators developed by the National Fire Chiefs Council. Progression from Fire Safety Inspector to Senior Fire Safety Inspector will require you to obtain the necessary qualifications and demonstrate your experience and competence through a formal progression framework. We provide all Fire Safety Inspectors with access to internal and external training and a personal CPD budget.

Please click on the below link for the GMFRS website. The Protection Strategy can be found at the bottom of the advert, this  will aid you in the application process.
Information on how to apply

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply directly on the Greater Manchester Services website:

You should apply by providing a CV and an expression of interest of no more than 5 pages (as a word attachment) setting out your suitability for the role in relation to the experience, skills and behaviours required.

Interviews will be held the weeks commencing the 15th and 22nd August 2020 and we are looking for people to start in role by October 2022.
About us:

As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Resources; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, Trans status and Non-binary identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

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Our offer:

In return for your hard work, we offer our employees a competitive package as part of our offer that you can find out more about here: GMCA offer - Green book.docx /

Mandatory Information:

Salary grades: Progression through the bar to grade F is subject to obtaining the Level 3 Qualification, demonstrating competency through practical assessment and completion of a Professional Development Logbook and obtaining authorisation to serve Enforcement Notices. Progression to Senior Fire Safety Inspector is based on organisational need and subject to vacancies within the Protection Team. Progression to Senior Fire Safety Inspector will be subject to a competency based assessment and submission of a Professional Development Portfolio.

Essential Car Users Allowance: It is an essential requirement for the role that successful candidates hold a current full driving license and has access to a vehicle. The role attracts an essential user’s car allowance.

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Closing Date:   Sunday 14 August 2022


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.