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Assistant Inspector – HM Fire service Inspectorate for Scotland

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Job summary

£69790 - £72177
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
19 November 2018 at midnight
Employment Type
Fixed Term Appointment - Fair and Open

We are currently seeking applications for an Assistant Inspector within Her Majesty’s Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland based in Edinburgh. This is a 3 year Fixed Term Appointment with the possibility of renewal. New entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The role and purpose of Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland is defined by the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, which was substantially amended by the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 on 1st April 2013. 

The Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland exists to provide independent, risk based and proportionate professional inspection of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

The Inspectorate also provides independent, professional advice to Scottish Ministers and the Chief Inspector has an arbitration function in relation to non-domestic fire safety.

The role of the post requires the preparation for and to carry out Inspections / Inquiries alone or as part of an Inspection Team in accordance with legislation and Inspectorate guidelines.

Prepare strategic reports, develop procedures, briefing notes and presentations in regard to the work of the various Inspections, Inquiries, projects and tasks assigned.

Provide professional advice to Scottish Ministers.

Represent the Fire Service Inspectorate on relevant groups in Scotland and at National level as required, on occasion, deputising for the Chief Inspector.

Manage and develop such references as are allocated in accordance with the Inspectorate’s Inspection Programme and business plan and/or as directed by the Chief Inspector.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Substantial, current experience at strategic level within either a UK local authority or defence fire and rescue service environment, with knowledge across the functions of the Service.
2. Extensive knowledge of the strategic issues facing the Fire and Rescue Service in relation to operations, risk management, training, health and safety, contingency planning, reform and the recruitment and selection processes.
3. Excellent inter-personal, oral and written communication skills which are used to inform strategic decisions and policy with the ability to assimilate and interpret technical information and statistics.
4. Experience of Change Management.

Key Competencies
See link below.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Simon Routh-Jones, Chief Inspector who can be contacted on 0131 244 2342 or at Simon.routh-jones@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Resourcing Team on 0131 244 8217 or by email recruitment@gov.scot

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