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Midlothian House 40-46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£34,056 - £37,024 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Vacancy


We are recruiting a Fires Safety Advisor to join the newly formed Health, Safety & Resilience Team in Protective Services. This is key role ensuring compliance across the organisation for fire safety, working with all Directorates providing advice, guidance and technical expertise.


It is essential that the Jobholder is a corporate member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) and in addition s/he must hold a fire risk assessment qualification allowing access to the IFE Register of Fire Risk Assessors and Auditors.


Basic keyboarding skills and understanding of Microsoft database, spreadsheet and word processing applications are also essential, as is a broad experience of Fire Safety at a professional level, including the provision of advice on the technology of fire and practical working knowledge of fire risk assessments.  The jobholder must also be competent in written report writing; able to communicate effectively at all levels; and have experience of working independently to achieve targets.


Experience of training the public or non-professionals in fire risk assessment and the use of CAD and computer packages to progress own workload is desirable.  A period of time would be required once in post to establish contacts and operating protocols.


CLOSING DATE Monday 12 December 2022

INTERVIEW DATE Week beginning 19 December 2022 (indicative)

Job Advert

Position Title: Fire Safety Advisor

Position Number: RAF0036         

Directorate: Place                        

Location: Health, Safety & Resilience                         

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday

Weeks per year: 52          

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £34,056.84 per annum.

Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by you. 

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.