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Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate - Work for the Inspectorate


An inward secondment involves an employee from a non-Civil Service organisation coming into the Inspectorate for a temporary period. Secondments have benefits for the Secondee, the donor organisation and the Inspectorate. Two of these are:

  • The sharing of people and good practice - Enabling the Inspectorate to offer to other organisations, broadening of experience, personal development and skills enhancement.
  • Partnership working with stakeholders - Foster mutual understanding and co-operation and promote links between the Inspectorate and particular sectors or organisations through effective partnership working.

Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate (HMFSI) carries out a programme of independent inspections of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and provides professional advice to Scottish Ministers on Fire and Rescue related matters. Using seconded staff to undertake such tasks, assists HM Fire Service Inspectorate (HMFSI) to have up to date knowledge and experience from other organisations. These secondments can range from four months to two years and can cover a wide range of issues.

Secondment agreements are formed between Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate (HMFSI) and the organisation involved where the individual, who is interested in secondment, is employed. Individuals who are retired or self-employed are not eligible for secondment within HM Fire Service Inspectorate (HMFSI). A secondee remains an employee of their employer (donor/exporting organisation) and the secondment should not affect the employee's employment status.

HMFSI Secondment Policy

Currently no secondment vacancies