Hydrant Maintenance Technician

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Job Summary

Job Role Title:  Hydrant Maintenance Technician

Salary:  £25,119 to £27,803 (Grade D, SCP 9-15)

Contract Type:  Permanent

Working Pattern: Full time

Number of hours per week: 37 hours per week. (In addition, you will be asked to work 4 Sunday mornings per year).

Job Share: No

Advert Opens: 27 March 2024

Closing date:  23:59 on 17 April 2024

Further Information

We have two positions available to become a key member of a small hydrant maintenance team, working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland testing and maintaining fire hydrants within the public highway. This equipment (fire hydrants) is a critical part in the delivery of water for firefighting.

You will need to be able to think fast and be confident working in a busy outdoor environment, driving between areas, start early to avoid busy traffic routes, risk assessing fire hydrant locations before any maintenance work is undertaken. Use equipment to ensure the fire hydrant is available to use and report faults as required. Delivery FRS fire hydrant inspection program for existing locations and visit new developments throughout the county.

We’re looking for a level-headed, enthusiastic, and proactive individual, who can work outdoors preferably with a background in working within the public highway. You’ll need to have a good understanding and knowledge of Health and Safety and the ability to assess the environment you are working in. Excellent communication skills as you need to liaise with contractors, fire service personnel and the public. Good written communication to update and report faults, training will be given on FRS Water Manager System.

This is a challenging but rewarding position. If you’ve got what it takes, we want you to join us. This is a great opportunity to develop new skills, interact with others at all levels of the organisation. Take pride in the maintenance work, so our staff and communities are safe.

Closing date:  17 April 2024

Interview and test date: 15th,16th and 17th May 2024

Benefits you will receive:

•    Competitive salary

•    Flexible working

•    Service Vehicle

•    Generous leave entitlement plus public holidays

•    Full support for ongoing professional development

•    On-site gym facilities

•    Free onsite parking

•    Access to an emergency services “Blue Light” discount card

•    Use of our in-house occupational health unit, which includes fitness support

•    Access to the Service’s 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

•    Public sector pension (subject to pension scheme rules). You will automatically be enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), which is a tax-approved, defined-benefit occupational pension scheme. Your contributions are based on your earnings, and you can choose from different income options when you retire.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Furthermore, we want to create a work environment where everyone feels safe, can be themselves and can perform their roles to the best of their abilities. We have signed up with a number of nationally recognised organisations that promote equality, diversity and inclusion and we are working with them to help us achieve our objectives. These organisations include:

• Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion
• Department of Works and Pension’s Disability Confident scheme
• British Sign Language Charter
• Asians in the Fire Service Association

Pension Considerations

Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any Annual Allowance or Lifetime Allowance implications. A breach in the Annual Allowance threshold could result in a Tax charge. A breach in the Lifetime Allowance threshold will result in a Tax charge.  Further information on Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance can be obtained from our Pensions team.


Please take note that Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service does not hold a UK Visa & Immigration (UKVI) Skilled Worker License sponsor and are unable to sponsor any individuals for Skilled Worker Sponsorship.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@leics-fire.gov.uk.