Fire Protection Inspectors

Location: Various

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent, Job Share

Closing Date: 25 September 2022

Salary: £30,984 - £32,798 per annum plus a 7% market supplement

Specific Hours: 37 hours

Fire Protection Inspectors

Please note: this is an open ended advert and will close once all positions are filled.

Are you passionate about fire safety? Are you looking for an opportunity to join West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS)?

We could have the role for you!

Within the Protection department, we have a number of exciting opportunities available to join our team of Inspectors, where you could come to work every day knowing you have played your part in keeping people safe from the risks that fire poses:

We are looking for qualified Fire Protection Inspectors and have a number of vacancies within various teams including Enforcement, Planning & Engineering and Support & Performance.

Being a Fire Protection Inspector in West Yorkshire gives you the chance to make a real difference to our communities, the Fire Service and the Fire Authority and join an award-winning Fire Protection Team.

The Fire Protection Team works to inspect buildings to ensure compliance with fire safety law. The team offers advice and support to commercial premises - everything from large multi-national operations, to small high street outlets, schools, hospitals, hotels and high-rise buildings.

The Fire Protection Team’s work is vital and where there have been breaches in fire safety legislation, the team has taken enforcement action to bring those responsible to justice, resulting in recent high profile legal cases.

You could be at the forefront of helping us make a difference.

We are looking for enthusiastic people who care deeply about fire safety. You must have the ability to work flexibly with minimum supervision to meet priorities and be an innovator in this field.

One of just five metropolitan Fire Services in the country, WYFRS offers an excellent package to all our staff including a Local Government Pension Scheme, access to free parking, flexible working, an employee assistance programme, training and development opportunities, sports and social clubs and the use of an on-site gym free of charge. Not only that but the Service received a resounding ‘good’ report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) at its most recent inspection in December 2019.

You also get to work in the beautiful county of West Yorkshire with its impressive and varied landscape.

To apply for this role, you will be required to hold the necessary qualifications as detailed in the job description. Applicants must also have a reliable home internet connection as you may be required to work flexibly, based at home and within the office.

To discuss this role, please contact our Senior Fire Protection Manager, Chris Kemp at

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For further details of this vacancy and to apply online please visit Job share applicants welcome.

Closing date is 25th September 2022.

We are a caring organisation, promote an environment of inclusivity and learning and welcome people from all walks of life - just as long as you can show commitment to our values such as integrity and teamwork.

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If after reading all of this information, you are interested in applying, please read the documents listed above for more details and click on 'Apply' for the application form.

Please note we do not accept CVs. If you are viewing this vacancy on ‘jobsindeed’ or other external platform, the only way to apply for this vacancy is to visit and complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.

We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

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