Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Watch Manager Inspecting Officer, Technical Fire Safety

Contract Type:             Permanent (Grey Book Terms and Conditions)

Working Hours:           42 hours per week   

Scale:                           Watch Manager (Day Duty)          

Location:                     Vacancies at different locations across the County       


Do you share our passion for providing safety advice and support to make our communities safer? If so, we have opportunities within our Technical Fire Safety team as an Inspecting Officer.

 Working as an Inspecting Officer will involve working within the communities we serve inspecting a variety of buildings, providing advice to the responsible persons and, where necessary, taking enforcement action. As part of the role there will also be a requirement to assess the design of new or extended buildings against the Building Regulations to ensure compliance.

Full training will be given to the successful applicants who will be expected to attain a BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety, which may require attendance at residential courses.

 You will also be required to maintain all operational skills up to date, including riding on appliances. You will also be required to train up to Level 2 Fire Investigation standard and to attend ‘during hours’ Fire Investigations.

We are welcoming applications from employees of all Fire and Rescue Services at the appropriate level (substantive Watch Managers and Crew Managers who meet the essential criteria and are looking to progress their careers).


Assessment process

All applicants will undergo an assessment centre. Successful candidates at the assessment centre will then be invited to undertake a role specific interview. Further details will be shared with shortlisted candidates.


In order to apply, please submit a covering letter that details how you meet the essential requirements of the role. This should be submitted by email to or by post and addressed to HR Support, ECFRS Service Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Essex, CM8 3HB.

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. It is our policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose if you are currently being investigated by any regulatory body or have any decisions or sanctions pending or in progress in respect of your suitability to work for the Service. You agree to inform the Service within 24 hours if you are subsequently investigated by any agency or organisation in relation to concerns about your behaviour towards children, young people or vulnerable adults.

The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to the appointment for which you are applying.

 This role maybe subject to a standard/enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

 We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

 Closing Date 19th September 2019


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