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Flexible Location, G72 7NA
£57,245 - £61,645 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

A great opportunity has arisen to join the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). The SFRS works as a team to provide an emergency service to the people of Scotland and you will have the opportunity to influence how our emergency service is delivered to ensure the safety of our staff and the people we serve.


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for the post of Deputy Head of Safety and Assurance.   Work location is flexible in line with the SFRS Agile Working Policy.


This is a full-time post however applications from individuals seeking to work on a part time, job share or flexible working basis would be considered.


This role is an important and high-profile role within the SFRS, with responsibility for the development and delivery of the Safety and Assurance strategy within this dynamic and forward-thinking organisation.


You will have a pragmatic approach to safety and assurance supported by strong communication, negotiating and facilitation skills. You will also have the opportunity to influence a variety of other SFRS wide work streams that will support the delivery of the SFRS strategic objectives. 


The successful candidate must hold Chartered membership of IOSH or equivalent, have knowledge across a broad range of health and safety disciplines and be educated to NEBOSH Diploma level or equivalent.


Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack. 


Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.  A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.


This post is also subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. Therefore, the successful candidate's will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.


If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Julie Harkins at .


If you would like to apply in a different format, please telephone Anne Gray on 01698 402391 or email


Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

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