Fire Safety Inspecting Officer

  • Full Time
  • London

London Fire Brigade

Fire Safety Inspecting Officer

The Role
Post: Fire Safety Inspecting Officer
Salary: £36,877 per annum
Grade: FRS D
Salary range: £36,877 – £42,221 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Application closing date: Thursday 01 September 2022 at 16:00 GMT

LFB is looking for Fire Safety Inspecting Officers to work across the whole of London in this exciting and challenging role. You will be working with Responsible Person(s) to ensure that buildings across London are safe for residents, workers and visitors. You will need to be able to apply the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 within your role. In addition, you will take on a specialist role within your team which could include being a Hospital, Enforcement, Heritage or Building Risk Review programme lead Officer. To apply for this role, you will be required to have a minimum of a Level 4 Fire Safety Certificate. Please note you will offered a position where there are vacancies. Please be aware this may be within the Central Teams with in the Fire Safety Prevention & Protection. You will be provided with training for the Level 4 Fire Safety Diploma and other courses to enable you to carry out your function. You will be expected to take a proactive role in your study and complete some of the study and course work in your own time to meet assignment deadlines.

You will need to be flexible, respond positively to change and be prepared for continuous learning and professional development throughout your career. The regulations governing the fire safety aspects of buildings are frequently evolving and you will need to ensure that you keep up-to-date and maintain competence.

A reasonable level of physical fitness and mobility is necessary as you will be required to inspect the whole building and take equipment with you to carry out your role. This can also include walking around the surrounding areas of buildings as well as reviewing a building internally.

To apply for this job, you will need to:

  • have a current Level 4 fire safety certificate or above;
  • be good at meeting and communicating with people representing both internal and external stake holders .
  • want to drive down the risk of fire in the built environment.

You will need to be self-motivated, able to work independently, visiting premises on your own and able to manage your own workload.

If you are already an employee of the LFB you will need to pass your stage one development and have the approval of your line manager. Please note you will offered a position where there are vacancy’s. Please be aware this may be within the Central Teams within the Fire Safety Prevention & Protection. Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the job description. If you are unable to see the job description please visit our jobs pages at to access the full advert. To apply, please complete the online application, provide a cover letter clearly outlining the relevant experience, skills and knowledge you have to successfully perform this role (see the job description below) and upload a copy of your up-to-date CV.

Benefits of working for LFB

  • 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Option Absence Scheme (which can result in an additional 12 days annual leave for staff at this grade)
  • Flexible working including job share
  • Welfare Scheme
  • Use of Brigade Medical Adviser/physios
  • Season ticket loans
  • Equality Support Groups
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Opportunity to access affordable accommodation

Assessment Overview
Stage 1

Online application, CV and cover letter (sift). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to stage 2.

Stage 2

Assessment for this Fire Safety Inspecting Officer role is due to take place late September. Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment date, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements.

Please note: Should you be shortlisted you may need to be able to conduct an interview over Microsoft Teams (a video conferencing service). You will be asked to provide relevant contact details for that to take place if shortlisted.

Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications cannot be accepted.

Please note any correspondence received from us will be via e-mail and sent to the address you provide on your application form.

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across London. The London Fire Commissioner is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. 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.

Additional Information
In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed by successful candidates, which will include a basic criminal records check. Successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions for offences which are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any offer of employment is subject to the LFC receiving a criminal records disclosure which it considers satisfactory. Successful candidates should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to get a copy of their criminal record and share the original disclosure certificate with the LFC. The check will only show convictions that are not ‘spent’. It will cost the successful candidates £23 (current charge) and usually takes up to 14 days.

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