Business Support and Governance Officer

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Business Support and Governance Officer

An opportunity has arisen within our Business Fire Safety team for a Business Support and Governance Officer, based at the Training and Development Centre, Sheffield.

The overall purpose of the role will be to provide raise awareness of fire safety and assessment of risk in the business community, by providing fire safety advice, support and guidance through a variety of platforms, including seminars, training events and virtual platforms.  This will also involve establishing good working partnerships with both local and national regulators and partner agencies, to further reduce risk in the community and promote fire safety.

You will be responsible for developing the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) Primary Authority Partnership scheme and supporting businesses through the delivery of assured advice, working independently to determine solutions and interventions in coordination with Primary Authority partners and other Fire and Rescue Services.

In addition to this, your role includes supporting the Training and Governance Manager in identifying training opportunities to develop staff, and opportunities to engage with the wider business community, to assist SYFR in achieving areas of service improvement.

To be considered for this role you will have previous experience of working as part of a team, providing mentoring, training and support to staff in development in order for them to acquire sound learning and encourage their individual development.

You must possess the Level 4 Fire Safety Diploma and be willing to work towards the Awarding, Education and Training Level 3 (AET).

The key duties for this role can be found in the respective Job Description for this role.

For more information about the role contact Amy Jenkinson at

A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via our website at or by contacting our Recruitment Team at

Closing date for applications is 17:00 hours on Friday 3rd December 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 13th December 2021.

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black or Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BME), women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce. SYFR also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

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