Employment Type
Duration of employment
Job Location
West Midlands Fire Service, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 4HW
Working Hours
37 hours per week
Base Salary
£36,922-£38,890 Per year
Closing date
28th June 2021
Position title
Fire Safety Inspecting Officer

We have several opportunities for high performing employees to join our teams as a Fire Safety Inspecting Officer.

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) continues to develop innovative and effective Protection activities to meet changing risks in the community and built environment and to ensure it has a robust, evidence-based Community Risk Management Plan.

We are seeking self-motivated and committed individuals who demonstrate strong leadership skills with the ability to manage change in a fast paced and professional environment. Digital leadership is essential to ensure that the Protection team continues to evolve to be inclusive and effective to deliver WMFS Protection Strategy in ‘Our Plan’.

A full job summary is available to download below:

Fire Safety Inspecting Officer Job Summary
Job summary document containing the details, responsibilities and requirements for the Fire Safety Inspecting Officer position. 1.0 Download


The support and development of all staff is a priority, we are seeking someone who is passionate about the development of others with a commitment to identifying talent and their own personal development. If you have the drive and aspiration to support the delivery of national priorities and develop, deliver and shape how we meet our Protection challenges locally, we welcome your application.

Individuals will need to demonstrate that they are forward-thinking individuals, who promote a positive and inclusive team environment, enabling others to maximise their full potential.

Your role will be to ensure that WMFS legislative requirements are met under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, deliver Protection priorities, and support businesses through Better Regulation.

You will need to be flexible and adaptable, responding to emerging opportunities in line with the strategic objectives of the organisation. Remaining calm in high pressure situations is an essential skill along with making sound decisions based on complex information, evidence, guidance, and legislation.



The successful applicants will also need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a proven track record of effectively working with others, demonstrating personal accountability and commitment to excellence.

The successful applicants will be supported and mentored throughout their development in Fire Safety, however it is essential that you have: -

  • A Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (or equivalent). Consideration will be given for those who are developing towards the Level 4 Diploma or have relevant transferable skills.
  • Driving Licence and access to a vehicle is essential.
Job Benefits
  • Friendly working environment
  • Occupational Health and Welfare facility
  • Occupational Pension Scheme
  • On-site gym (at Headquarters)
  • Catering facilities with hot and cold food (at Headquarters)
  • Training and development opportunities including pathways to achieve the Level 5 Diploma (Fire Engineering Design)
  • Opportunities to undertake a Fire Engineering Degree
  • Opportunities to undertake a part time Leadership and Management foundation degree or full degree (BA Hons)
  • Development opportunities for progression
  • Laptop, mobile phone and uniform provided.
  • Essential mileage scheme (up to £104 per month and up to £0.45 per mile travelled) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rates-and-allowances-travel-mileage-and-fuel-allowances/travel-mileage-and-fuel-rates-and-allowances

For more details contact either Saty Nar on 07973 810861 or Andy Milner on 07973 810849.

Please download the following 2 application forms. Use the behavioural framework also below to assist your completion of Part 2 of your application.

Once complete, you can submit your completed application form (parts 1 and 2) and personal details by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Standard application form for external candidates, considered part 1 of application. Supporting part 2 role specific application would also be required. 1.1 Download

Behavioural Framework

Behavioural Framework - Supervisory

Behavioural framework, supervisory level.

Publish date 2012.

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Job Specific Application

Fire Safety Inspecting Officer Application Form
Application form for the role of Fire Safety Inspecting Officer, this is considered part 2 of your application. 1.0 Download

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