Business Support and Training Officer



Job Type



Charity / Voluntary, Emergency Services, Marketing, Medical, Operations, Other, Public Sector, Training



An opportunity has arisen within this Fire & Rescue Service’s Business Fire Safety team for a Business Support and Training Officer, based at their Training and Development Centre, Handsworth, Sheffield.

Business Support and Training Officer
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full Time – 37 hours
Location: Handsworth, Sheffield
Salary: £30,095 - £32,798 (Grade 7)
Work Pattern: Mon – Fri

The overall purpose of the role will be to raise awareness of fire safety risk in the business community, by providing fire safety advice, support, and guidance through a variety of platforms, including seminars and training events. This will also involve establishing good working partnerships with both local and national regulators and partner agencies, to further reduce risk in the community and promote fire safety.

You will be responsible for developing the Service’s Primary Authority Partnerships by proactively establishing and supporting businesses seeking to form partnerships, working to determine solutions and interventions in coordination with Primary Authority partners and other Fire and Rescue Services.

In addition to this, your role includes supporting the Training and Governance Manager in identifying training opportunities to develop staff, and opportunities to engage with the wider business community, to assist the Service in achieving areas of service improvement.

To be considered for this role you will have previous experience of working as part of a team, providing mentoring, training, and support to staff in development in order for them to acquire sound learning and encourage their individual development.

You must possess the Level 4 Fire Safety Diploma and be willing to work towards the Awarding, Education and Training Level 3 (AET).


New starters will normally commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. The Service offer 27 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays. Annual leave increases after 5 years’ service to 31 days, followed by an extra day a year up to a maximum of 36 days. The Service also operate a generous flexi time attendance scheme.

Other benefits include a cycle 2 work scheme, a free on-site gym, enhanced maternity and paternity schemes and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Closing date for applications is 17:00 hours on Friday 3 June 2022.
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 20 June 2022.

All applications will be given equal consideration and the Service particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black or Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BME), women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within the Service’s workforce. The organisation also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

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