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Business Fire Safety Inspector




Closing Date:

27 June 2021 at midnight




Marlow Fire Station, Brigade Headquarters in Aylesbury or in Milton Keynes Offices


£29,205 to £34,182 a year


  • 24 months fixed term contract
  • 37  hours a week
  • Full time
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Good annual leave entitlement
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite gym facilities

An excellent opportunity has arisen at Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service for a Business Fire Safety Inspector .

The successful applicant will ideally have qualifications and experience of fire safety, though this is not essential.

The successful applicant must be proactive, enthusiastic, able to work on their own and as part of a team. This role will undertake activities where the Fire Safety Order applies, carrying out fire safety audits, responding to complaints, undertaking consultation work under the Building Regulations, Licensing Act and Housing Act. The primary focus for this role will be engaging with businesses and non-domestic premises. Where required fire safety standards are not achieved, you may also be required to take formal enforcement and legal action.

You may be required to attend a number of specialist technical courses remote from your base location. There will also be a regular need to travel to fulfil the areas of responsibility for this role, so a full driving licence is essential

The successful candidate will work either in Marlow Fire Station, Brigade Headquarters in Aylesbury or in Milton Keynes Offices.

Eligibility for the role:

For further information about the role please review the job description, which can be downloaded via the link to the right or contact us at

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We can offer you an exciting, varied and worthwhile career. We have excellent flexible working arrangements to help manage work-life balance and generous holiday allowances which increase with long service. We also offer personal benefits.

Equality of Opportunity

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is an equal opportunity employer and applications from people of any colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or disability are welcomed.


Frequently Asked Questions

I have a disability – can I apply for a Support Staff role?

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Yes you can. We welcome all applications. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked if you have a disability, and asked to give details of the type of adjustments you may require in order to take part in the selection process and to fulfil the role you are applying for, should you be successful. Each case will be considered on an individual basis and, where reasonable adjustments can be made, your application will be progressed.

Do Support Staff receive a pension?

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Yes, our Support Staff are enrolled into a local government pension scheme, unless they choose to opt out.

Do you offer any work experience or volunteering opportunities?

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Yes. Although we do not offer operational work experience opportunities, we do have a number of Support Staff work experience roles available. However, this is dependent on the department you wish to work in.

Unfortunately, we do not offer volunteering opportunities.

Are there any apprentice opportunities available?

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Yes. Apprentice opportunities are listed on the Jobs page when they become available.

Are Support Staff members eligible for any employee benefits?

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Yes, there are many benefits to being a member of the Support Staff team, these include but are not limited to:
– Free on-site gyms
– Free on-site parking
– Employee assistance programme
– Childcare vouchers/tax-free childcare
– Annual leave entitlement
– Maternity/paternity leave
– Pension scheme
– Ride to work bicycle scheme

Would I receive a pension as a Support Staff employee?

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Yes, you would be enrolled into a local government pension scheme.

Do you check if your employees have a criminal record?

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We undertake Disclosure and Barring Checks for employees in all front facing roles, and where:
– Employees are new to the Authority and appointed to a role where a check is necessary
– When existing employees move into a role where a check is necessary and do not have an in-date check
– As part of the three yearly renewal process for all employees with enhanced checks
During the three-year period, if there is anything relevant, employees are required to declare it.

My faith requires me to fast; can I still apply for Support Staff roles?

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Yes, you can still fast, but it is important that all members of the Service are able to perform their core role while on duty. We encourage staff who choose to fast to discuss it with their line manager. Employees have a responsibility for being fit for duty and, where fasting has affected a member of staff adversely, they must tell their manager immediately.

What are the working hours for Support Staff roles?

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Contractual hours of work for Support Staff employees are 37 hours a week. Their normal pattern of work is agreed with their line manager, and can be varied to meet service requirements following appropriate consultation with the employee.