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Source:  Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service -Closing date for applications is 1200 noon on Friday 13th July 2018

Firefighter Transfer Advert

Applications are invited from Qualified/Competent Wholetime Duty System Firefighters, who are currently serving with a UK Fire Authority, to transfer to Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service onto a 24 hour shift system.  The shift pattern is a 24 hour on-duty shift followed by 72 hours off.  Individuals that have been interviewed previously for a similar role in the past three years need not apply.

Firefighter applicants must have attained one of the following:

  • Competent Firefighter Status; or
  • NVQ Level 3: Emergency Fire Services Operations in the Community; or
  • An equivalent and relevant qualification.

Competency needs to be evidenced over a minimum of 12 months and applicants should have successfully completed a Foundation training course for a wholetime firefighter position.

You must also be able to demonstrate on the application form that you meet all the essential criteria contained within the personnel specification.

We are looking for individuals who possess the following personal qualities:

  • Keen to contribute to a safer community
  • Committed to equality and fairness
  • An understanding of their role with regards to health, safety and welfare.
  • Motivated
  • Effective team member
  • Effective communicator
  • Flexible approach to undertaking new initiatives.

Successful candidates will be required to serve at any community fire station within the Service.

You will be required to gain Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance and pass a Service Medical before appointment will be offered.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

An application form, job description and personnel specification, together with other relevant details may be obtained from where the advertisement will be published under ‘Careers and Recruitment’.

Closing date for applications is 1200 noon on Friday 13th July 2018.

After this date the shortlisting process will take place and those selected will be invited for interview to be held at the Service Training & Development Centre.

It is anticipated interviews will take place on the following dates.  Please note some dates may be cancelled dependant on numbers of candidates:

  • Monday 30th July
  • Tuesday 31st July
  • Wednesday 1st August
  • Thursday 2nd August
  • Friday 3rd August

Please could candidates indicate their availability for attendance on these dates when submitting their application.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a probationary period of 6 months and will also be required to satisfactorily complete a Firefighter Acknowledgement of Skills Programme.

If you would like further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Juliet Ormerod, Assessment & Selection Co-ordinator on 01234 845075.