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Office of the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser

Summary Information for vacancy - reference Team Leader - Crown Premises Fire Inspectors

Department

Communities and Local Government

Salary

Station Manager Competent B – £40,109 plus Grey Book Fire & Rescue Service conditions (FLEXIBLE DUTY)

Location

City of Westminster, Greater London, London

Closing Date

01 July 2011

Interviews start

Not specified

Grade

Not Specified

Seniority

Middle management

Pay frequency

Monthly

Appointment Terms

Secondment

Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required

Yes

No of vacancies

1

Field of work

Administration, Operational Delivery, Policy Delivery

Brief Description

We wish to appoint a secondee who is articulate, dynamic, self-motivated and committed. You will have a keen sense of fire safety and enforcement issues, posses excellent interpersonal skills and be looking to gain experience to invest back into your organisation when your secondment ends. The posts offer a valuable opportunity to work with government stakeholders at senior levels. The ability to manage enforcement proportionately and in accordance with good enforcement principle is essential as is a commitment to individual and team development and improvement. Candidates should also be able to maintain and develop effective relationships with stakeholder both in government and in the wider fire service and industry context.
Duties include:

• Provide assurance to the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser on all fire safety compliance matters relevant to Crown premises

• Develop and manage the delivery of a risk based fire safety inspection programme to reduce the risk from fire in Crown premises.

• To lead, monitor and review the performance of the Crown Fire Inspectors

• Provide technical fire safety support to Crown Fire Inspectors particularly in complex fire safety situations

• Providing support and mentoring to team members to ensure continual development of all team members
 

Vacancy description

Candidates must have a sound knowledge of fire safety legislation and enforcement (including the principles of fire risk assessment), have a high level of technical fire safety understanding and be able to manage the team to deliver a reduction in the risk form fire through a risk based enforcement programme. The ability to manage enforcement proportionately and in accordance with good enforcement principle is essential as is a commitment to individual and team development and improvement. Candidates should also be able to maintain and develop effective relationships with stakeholder both in government and in the wider fire service and industry context. Duties are varied and include:


• Provide assurance to the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser on all fire safety compliance matters relevant to Crown premises

• Develop and manage the delivery of a risk based fire safety inspection programme to reduce the risk from fire in Crown premises.

• To lead, monitor and review the performance of the Crown Fire Inspectors

• Provide technical fire safety support to Crown Fire Inspectors particularly in complex fire safety situations

• Providing support and mentoring to team members to ensure continual development of all team members

• Providing advice and guidance to government departments, fire and rescue services, other enforcing authorities, statutory bodies and others regarding fire safety in specific premises and Crown premises in general

• Attending meetings, seminars and other forum, and representing the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Fire and Resilience Directorate as appropriate
 

Skills

Essential Skills

• Ability to manage a specialist fire safety team, managing the performance of an enforcement team activity in a risk based enforcement environment.

• Appropriate technical fire safety qualifications (Fire Safety Inspector, NEBOSH, IOSH) to meet the job criteria of a fire inspector

• Ability to carry out enforcement of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and a thorough understanding of all extant fire legislation and guidance including other applicable legislation including the ability to carry out enforcement or prosecution purposes in accordance with PACE

• Maintain a knowledge of fire safety developments, standards and legislation and be able to advise others on, the content and interpretation of fire safety legislation and associated guides, British Standards, Codes of Practice, etc.

• Have an ability to undertake research into policy matters and provide technical input for reports, and briefing documents and replies to correspondence relating to the Crown fir safety enforcement team.

• A thorough understanding of the duties, functions and organisation of fire and rescue authorities with a working knowledge of the relevant associated legislation and guidance

• Self motivating and able to work independently within time frames

• Sound IT ability including the ability to use management information systems to improve team performance

• Good verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to convey technical issues in plain English to a range of audiences.

• Good team working skills
 

Qualifications

Appropriate qualifications (Fire Safety Inspector, NEBOSH, IOSH) to meet the job criteria of a fire inspector

Experience

• Experience of develing and managing the delivery of a risk based fire safety inspection programme to reduce the risk from fire in Crown premises.

• Experience of providing enforcement and technical fire safety advice to Fire Inspectors to support the delivery of the risk based inspection programme

• Experience of supporting staf to undertake appropriate enforcement action in accordance with the principles of good enforcement set out in the enforcement concordat by Fire Inspectors.

• Providing support and mentoring to team members to ensure continual development of all team members

• Experience of developing and implementing effective processes for the delivery of consultation and advice with other stakeholder including Crown premises building regulations consultations

• Experience of analysis of information on team activities in support of good enforcement practice

• Experience of ensuring the accuracy and security of information held on the team admin system


• Experience of formulating reports, drafting notices and providing general support and assistance to the Team Manager

 

Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - Yes

How to apply

Candidates who wish to join the Crown Premises Fire Inspectors on secondment are invited to complete and submit an application form.
Before you submit your application, you should seek written approval from your Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, or similar senior reporting line manager about whether you can be released to DCLG on secondment.
Applications forms and job specifications can be obtained from june.harper@communities.gsi.gov.uk

Closing date 1st July 2011

Completed applications and written approval from your senior manager should be sent via e-mail to june.harper@communities.gsi.gov.uk or by post to:

June Harper
Department of Communities & Local Government
Crown Premises Inspection Group
Zone A1 – 3rd Floor
Eland House
Bressenden Place
London
SWIE 5DU
Applications should be received by the1st July 2011

Interview date
It is anticipated that interviews for the Team Leader position will commence in London the week commencing 25th July 2011. The interviews for the Fire Inspector positions will be in the first two weeks of September 2011
Please advise June Harper if this presents any difficulties for you.
 


030611123529_CPIG Vacancy - Background Document 2011.doc
030611123810_CPIG Vacancy - Application Form 2011 TL.doc

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