Newcastle upon Tyne

Fire Safety Officer



Full time

£29,577 - £32,910 per annum

We are currently looking to recruit a permanent Fire Safety Officer. The post holder will work as part of the Council’s Corporate Health and Safety (H&S) function.

You will be required to work from home, with a future blend of office-based work in the Civic Centre, Newcastle. The post will involve travel to and from sites. Less than full time hours will be considered.

The Council has a large operational property portfolio encompassing a wide variety and complexity of buildings. The successful candidate will be involved in carrying out fire risk and DSEAR assessments and producing reports for these buildings as part of a prioritised fire risk assessment programme. The successful candidate will also be expected to coach and mentor other members of the H&S Team to build their fire risk assessment knowledge and contribute to the Council’s Corporate approach on fire safety management.

The successful candidate should have recent experience in conducting fire risk assessments across a wide variety of buildings, ideally encompassing higher risk buildings. They should hold an appropriate NVQ L3 qualification in Fire risk assessment such as the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate or appropriate equivalent.

This opportunity will appeal to candidates seeking an opportunity to continue their professional career development in fire risk management. To apply for this role you will need to be confident, a good communicator, a good team worker, have a flexible approach to work, be able to meet deadlines and have good IT skills.

For more information on this post or to discuss flexibility around working arrangements contact Katherine Chapman, H&S Team Manager on 07790890703 or Simon Shaw, Senior H&S Officer on 07790890713.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

The selection process for this post will consist of two stage process involving a video presentation, with shortlisted candidates then invited to attend a competency-based interview on Thursday 6 May, at Newcastle Civic Centre.

The closing date for this application is Thursday 22 April 2021 at 5pm.


Closing date:

22 April 2021

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