Workforce and Inclusion

Agile working – a flexible mixture of in-person attendance at the Civic Centre and working from home

Fire Safety Officer



Full time

£32,020 - £35,411 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)

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

The post offers flexible and hybrid working, from home and based in the office at the Civic Centre, Newcastle. The post will involve travel to and from sites typically within the Newcastle area. 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 and DSEAR risk assessments and producing reports for these buildings, as part of a prioritised fire risk assessment programme. The successful candidate will also be expected to deliver fire safety training to internal and external clients and 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 a minimum of an NVQ L3 qualification in Fire risk assessment or fire safety audits.

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 and a good communicator, be 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 submit your CV within our online application.

The selection process for this post will consist of a competency-based interview on Tuesday 28 February, at Newcastle Civic Centre.

The closing date for this application is 5pm on Thursday 16 February 2023.


Closing date:

16 February 2023

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