Wholetime Competent Firefighters -Transfer Opportunities

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West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

Opportunities have arisen for substantive, competent wholetime Firefighters, to join one of the country’s leading metropolitan fire and rescue services, serving more than two million people spread over almost 800 square miles.

We are an organisation where everyone is encouraged, trusted, and supported to play their part in promoting safety and wellbeing across all communities in West Yorkshire. We are looking for candidates who are committed to our vision of making West Yorkshire safer and who demonstrate the values of team, responsibility, integrity, communication and learn.

WYFRS are an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities.

About the roles

·         Firefighter Vacancies are available across the 2-2-4 Shift Duty System (0800 and 1900hrs start/finish times) and Day Crewing System.

Those eligible to apply must: 

·         Be a Wholetime Firefighter in a UK Fire and Rescue Service.

·         Have been deemed competent in role.

·         Have no current/outstanding development action plans, performance improvement action.

·         No development plans or capability issues related to competency.

·         Be free of current formal disciplinary awards throughout the entire process.

·         Have a full UK driving licence.

·         Be willing to undertake training to support station specialisms.

·         Be available for all stages of the selection process as detailed in the recruitment timeline.

·         For Day Crewing roles, must, or be willing to reside within a 5 minute “turn in” area of the designated station. (Unless WYFRS accommodation is provided). 

We offer an excellent package including:

·         Access to an employee assistance programme

·         Training and development opportunities

·         Sports and social clubs

·         Free use of gym.

·         Pay in line with National Terms and conditions (Day Crewing staff receive an average 12% total extra pensionable pay and specialist skills allowances payable for some roles.

·         Relocation assistance up to £7500 (Day Crewing Vacancies only subject to conditions).  

Applicants must complete and submit an online application form using the e-recruitment system which will require them to detail how they meet the essential criteria for the role. To apply, please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers. 

To apply for this job please visit www.wyfs.co.uk.