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Business Safety Inspector - Assessor, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (REF: SI/ESFRS)

£32,391 - £35,753

Listed 04 February 2021

Business Safety Inspector/Assessor

  • Job Family 4 £32,391 to £35,753 per annum
  • Eastbourne and Hove Fire Stations
  • 3.8 vacancies (full and part time opportunities) 

Are you looking for an opportunity to join East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service? We could have the role for you.  The County of East Sussex is made up of urban, coastal and rural areas, with the diverse and vibrant city of Brighton and Hove and the smaller coastal and market towns and villages, that make the County such an attractive place to live and work. 

Due to the introduction of a tiered structure within the Business Safety Department for East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, there are some exciting opportunities to join the Department in a non-operational capacity and contribute to the Service fulfilling its statutory duties and achieving its strategic purpose of ‘We make our communities safer’. 

The successful candidate will be required to carry out regulatory inspections of premises in-line with our Risk Based Inspection Programme and offer advice, education and enforce where necessary.  

You will also be responsible for undertaking a full range of Business Safety activities in accordance with Protection policy and procedures. These duties will include building consultations, licensing applications and responding to complaints. This will require the preparation of reports and appropriate documentation related to Fire Safety Inspections and to supervise workloads within allocated areas of responsibility. There will also be a requirement to work outside of offices hours for certain high profile events such as Pride in Brighton and Hove. 

The successful candidates should be qualified to a minimum of Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety. You will also require relevant fire safety or enforcement experience gained in the Fire and Rescue Service or a local authority. We offer ongoing training and development and the opportunity to gain relevant experience/qualifications to progress your career in this specialism. 

Good verbal and written communication skills together with a commitment to continuous professional development are essential for these roles. 

  • Closing Date: Noon, 26 February 2021
  • Interview Date: Week commencing 22 March 2021 

Completed application forms should be returned by email to

For further information or to discuss these opportunities in more detail, please contact Pup Upton Station Manager Central Business Safety via email at 

Please note that recruitment processes may be withdrawn or varied at short notice due to the Services’ Organisational Change policy. 

Closing date: 26 February 2021

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