Post: Fire Safety Advisor
Salary: £30,575 per annum
Grade: FRS C
Salary range: £30,575 - £36,705 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Application closing date: Monday 21 December 2020 at 16:00 GMT
London Fire Brigade is looking for Fire Safety Advisors 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. You will be provided with complex technical training - Level 3 Fire Safety Certificate (Fire Auditor) as well as other courses to enable you to carry out this function. You will be expected to take a proactive role in your study and complete some of the study 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.
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 as well as reviewing a building internally.
If you are:
• willing to study and learn technical information – up to a qualification Level 4;
• good at meeting and communicating with people both internally and externally; and
• have strong written communication and report writing skills – minimum GCSE English language or equivalent and Maths.
This may well be the role for you.
You will need to be self-motivated, able to work independently, visiting premises on your own, and be able to manage your own workload.
To apply, please complete the online application and upload the following documents:
• A copy of your up-to-date CV.
• A cover letter (max. of two sided A4) clearly outlining the relevant experience, qualifications, skills and qualities you have to successfully perform this role (see the job description below). If you are unable to see the job description please visit our jobs pages at https://jobs.london-fire.gov.uk/alljobs/ to access and the full advert.
Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the job description.
Benefits of working for LFB
• 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
• Option Absence Scheme
• 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
Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications will not 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.
Stage 1 (December 2020)
CV and cover letter (sift). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to stage 2.
Stage 2 (December 2020 or early-January 2021)
On-line English and Maths Tests and a role-related Exercise (sift). Successful candidates will be invited to the interview stage.
Interview for this role is due to take place in mid-January 2021. 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 and because of the current Covid-19 situation you will need to be able to conduct an interview over a video conferencing service such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. You will be asked to provide relevant contact details for that to take place if shortlisted.
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.