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Crown Premises Fire Inspector

Summary Information for vacancy - reference Crown Premises Fire Inspector

Department

Communities and Local Government

Salary

These positions are Station Manager Competent A – £37,456 & Grey Book Fire Service Conditions (NOT FLEXIBLE DUTY)

Location

City of Westminster, Greater London, London

Closing Date

01 July 2011

Interviews start

Not specified

Grade

Not Specified

Seniority

Junior

Pay frequency

Monthly

Appointment Terms

Secondment

Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required

Yes

No of vacancies

5

Field of work

Administration

Brief Description

Crown Fire inspectors are based locally at their home address or other approved locations throughout England. Applicants should be able to provide space requirements for home office working. The principle duties are;
• Auditing Crown premises for the purpose of reviewing fire risk assessments
• Providing general fire safety advice.
• Analysis of fire safety files and data and updating records.
• Formulating reports, drafting notices and providing general support and assistance to the Team Manager.
• Providing advice and guidance to government departments, fire and rescue services and others regarding fire safety in specific premises and Crown premises in general.
• Attending meetings, seminars and other forum, and representing the department responsible for the DCLG as appropriate.
• Assisting with the staffing of the DCLG Emergency Room as required

As a secondee, you will have a sense of current issues in enforcement and fire safety, be looking to gain experience to invest back into your organisation when your secondment ends. Candidates must have a sound knowledge and interest in fire safety legislation and enforcement and be able to demonstrate the necessary skills to be able to deal with complex fire safety solutions.
 

Vacancy description

We are looking to recruit five secondees who are articulate, dynamic, self-motivated and committed. You will have a keen sense of current issues in enforcement and fire safety 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 central government partners at senior levels, and are one the most exacting fire safety roles, offering an excellent opportunity for personal development in fire safety to a high level. Candidates must have a sound knowledge and interest in fire safety legislation and enforcement (including the principles of fire risk assessment) and be able to demonstrate the necessary skills to be able to deal with complex fire safety solutions. The duties are varied and include:

• Auditing Crown premises for the purpose of reviewing fire risk assessments
• Providing general fire safety advice.
• Analysis of fire safety files and data and updating records.
• Formulating reports, drafting notices and providing general support and assistance to the Team Manager.
• Providing advice and guidance to government departments, fire and rescue services and others regarding fire safety in specific premises and Crown premises in general.
• Attending meetings, seminars and other forum, and representing the department responsible for the DCLG as appropriate.
• Assisting with the staffing of the DCLG Emergency Room as required

Fire inspectors will be based locally at their home address or other approved locations throughout England.
 

Language Skills

We will be looking to fill vacancies in the following areas:

• Area 2 – (Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester)

• Area 3 – (South & West Yorkshire, Humberside, Notts, Lincs & Derby, and Leicestershire)


• Area 6 – (Kent, East & West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire)

• Area 8 – (London – 2 vacancies)
 

Skills

Essential Skills

• Experience of specialist fire safety activities

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

• Experience of enforcement of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and a thorough understanding of all extant fire legislation and guidance including other applicable legislation

• Knowledge of fire safety developments, standards and legislation

• Experience of providing advice and guidance on fire safety enforcement issues, and carrying out fire safety enforcement activities

• 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 use of Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, Outlook etc)

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

• Good team working skill

• PACE trained for enforcement or prosecution purposes
 

Qualifications

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

Experience

• Responding to premises building regulations consultations

• Auditing premises for the purpose of reviewing fire risk assessments

• Providing general fire safety advice.

• Taking appropriate enforcement action in accordance with the principles of good enforcement set out in the enforcement concordat

• Analysis and input of files and data and updating records.

• Formulating reports, drafting notices and providing general support and assistance to the Team Manager.

• 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.
 

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.
 


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