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Fire Safety Advisor

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
£26,421 to £28,770 pre annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Fire Safety Advisor 

£26,421 - £28,770 per annum - Scale 5
37 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract (two years)


The Role

An exciting apprenticeship opportunity has arisen to join the team at Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service (HWFRS) within the Fire Protection department. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to join the Fire Protection industry, gaining invaluable workplace experience as well as a fully supported training and development programme. 

Once trained, the role of Fire Safety Advisor will be to support the Fire Protection team with discharging its fire safety duties and responsibilities in accordance with Article 26 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

The training element of this role will be completed through a two-year apprenticeship programme - Level 4 Fire Safety Inspector – starting in September 2024. As part of your working week, six hours each week will be spent on your apprenticeship (referred to as off-the-job training). 


Whilst the job description states Fire Protection specific experience and qualifications are required, please note that applications are still encouraged from individuals without this industry specific experience, as full training is provided.   The following criteria / experience are more important for this role

  • Able to use IT effectively in the collation, analysis and presentation of information including Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Can demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Can demonstrate flexibility in working hours to meet objectives
  • Are self-motivated and able to prioritise work directed to achieve targets within tight deadlines and with minimal supervision
  • Have a current driving licence


The location of this role is yet to be confirmed, as it will be dependent on where you live. Our current Protection offices are in Worcester, Hereford, Kidderminster and Bromsgrove. There will be an expectation to travel throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire in this role, but a Service vehicle will be provided. 


Further Information

This is a two-year fixed term contract, which will enable the successful individual to complete the full Level 4 Fire Safety Inspector Apprenticeship, as well a gaining invaluable work experience in the Fire sector. At this point in time, there is no guarantee of a permanent employment at the end of this two-year apprenticeship. 


Please note, as part of the two-year apprenticeship, if you do not have proof of achieving Maths and English GCSE’s grade C (grade 4) or above, or equivalent qualifications, you will be required to complete Functional skills in Literacy and Numeracy as part of the apprenticeship.


About us

Every day we're helping to save lives and keep the community safe - and not only by fighting fires.  Behind the scenes at Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, there are lots of other roles that people don't see, such as the one advertised.  Helping to provide vital functions to keep us an efficient and effective Fire and Rescue Service.  

Reasons to join us

  • 27 days annual leave per year. In addition, you will be entitled to the normal Bank/Public Holidays.
  • Flexible working, including a flexi time scheme
  • Access to a local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking across our 25 fire stations
  • Access to the Blue Light Card – the UK’s largest Emergency Services discount card


For more information about us check out our latest x's via X (@HWFire) or visit our Facebook page. 

The closing date for applications is 23:59hrs Sunday 14th July 2024. Interviews to take place w/c 22nd July 2024.

The successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment checks including a standard DBS check and a social media screening check.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Paul Taylor, Technical Fire Safety Inspector, on 07899 066033 or by email


Attached documents
Protection Fire Safety Advisor Job Description
Support Staff Candidate Guidance


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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for providing day-to-day fire and rescue services across the two counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our stations are staffed by a mix of 'wholetime' firefighters - operating on a full-time basis and providing an immediate response - and ‘on-call’ firefighters who work and live in their local communities and respond to emergency calls whenever they are needed.

There are many interesting career opportunities with us, in Fire Control or one of our specialist support staff roles as well as being a firefighter.

Support staff work in areas including Finance, Community Safety, Training, Human Resources, Information Technology and Workshops. 

Equality and inclusion

We aim to provide equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and sections of society.

Company info
01905 368343
Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Service
Hindlip Park
United Kingdom

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