Community Resilience Officer

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

West Yorkshire Resilience Forum – Community Resilience Officer.

Full-time, 37 Hours per week.

12 months Fixed-Term Contract.

Based at Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY / Hybrid Working.

£34,834 per annum [National Pay Award pending usually from 1 April 2024].

Are you passionate about reducing inequalities and empowering individuals to achieve their potential. If so, then this is the job for you!


This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading multi-agency partnership committed to help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and major incidents.

This role will lead and coordinate a West Yorkshire approach to support our communities to become more resilient to local emergencies.

For further information regarding person specification and job description, please see the attached Role Profile & Work Plan.

About West Yorkshire Resilience Forum (West Yorkshire Prepared):

West Yorkshire Prepared is the Local Resilience Forum for West Yorkshire.

Made up of the region’s emergency responders, Local Authorities, health services and other supporting agencies, the organisations in West Yorkshire Prepared work collaboratively to help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and major incidents.

As a multi-agency partnership, LRF ensure there is co-ordination, co-operation and efficiency across the region, working together for the benefit of the communities we serve.

For further information on LRF please visit

We are a caring organisation, promote an environment of inclusivity and learning and welcome people from all walks of life – just as long as you can show commitment to our values such as integrity and teamwork.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Leah Bell, West Yorkshire Resilience Forum Manager on 01924 293125, ext. 39125 or email

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service employees may apply for this role as a secondment, however permission must be sought from your line manager beforehand.

To apply for this role. please visit Closing date for all applications is Sunday 30th June 2024.

We offer flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working. Whilst you will be required to work from our offices for parts of your initial training, after this you’ll work both in the office and/or station, and from home as part of our ‘hybrid’ working model. Therefore, applicants must have a reliable home internet connection.

The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.    

We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity & neurodiversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, including women, racially & ethnically diverse applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

To apply for this job please visit