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District Administrator

Scale 3
£16,481 - £17,547 per annum
37 hours per week, Permanent
Malvern Fire Station

An opportunity has arisen for a District Administrator to join our busy and friendly service, to provide a comprehensive administrative and secretarial style support service to District and Station staff, including co-ordinating meetings and appointments and word-processing a range of documentation. In addition to these duties, the post holder will manage incoming and outgoing post, answering telephone calls as well as other general administrative duties including minute taking / note taking.

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    The successful applicant must possess a recognised word processing qualification (or equivalent experience), and GCSE (or equivalent) in English, C or above. Applicants must also have experience of using IT (Word, Excel, Outlook) in an office environment and of working in an administrative role.

    Additional Information
    The role will be based at Malvern Fire Station, working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Very occasional travel to other service sites may be required. We offer a friendly working environment with an array of staff benefits, including flexi-time and staff parking.

Apply online at WMJobs. Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 1st August 2016. Interviews to be held on Tuesday 9th August 2016.

Please note: due to system maintenance, WMjobs will be offline from midnight on Sunday 24th July and back online at 11am on Wednesday 27th July. No applications will be able to be made during these dates, and any draft applications in progress (not submitted) will be lost. We therefore please ask that you either complete and submit your application before midnight Sunday 24th July, or commence a new application after 11am on the 27th July.



HR & Development Administrator

Scale 3
£16,481 - £17,547 per annum
37 hours per week, Permanent
Service Headquarters, Worcester

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and confident Administrator to join our busy and friendly HR & Development team. This is a true generalist role covering a broad range of administration duties including recruitment, development, family friendly arrangements and staff movements. It's an exciting time to come and work for us. We're developing and looking to improve all the time and need new people with fresh ideas and a positive attitude to come and join us.

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    The Person
    Working alongside our friendly and supportive team, you will plan and prioritise a busy and varied work-load and have experience of working within an office environment. Existing knowledge of HR functions would be preferable, but is not essential. This is a fast paced working environment, so you must be confident in using your own initiative.

    You should have exceptional IT and organisational skills, be methodical in your approach to tasks, and be meticulous in all your duties whilst displaying the ability and confidence to communicate at all levels within the organisation. This is a diverse role meaning you must have a flexible, proactive and willing approach to work.

    About Us
    Every day we're helping to save lives and keep the community safe - and not only by fighting fires. Behind the scenes at Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, there are lots of other roles that people don't see, helping to provide vital functions to keep us an efficient and effective Fire and Rescue Service.

    Reasons to Join Us
    • 24 days annual leave entitlement increasing to 29 days after five years' continuous service (plus bank holidays).
    • Access to a local government pension scheme.
    • Flexi-time scheme allowing you to have an element of flexibility over your working hours.
    • Free car parking.

Apply online at WMJobs. Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 8th August 2016. Interviews to be held on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th August 2016. For more information about us check out our latest tweets via Twitter (@HWFire) or visit our Facebook page. If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Louise Broadhurst on 01905 368315.

Please note: due to system maintenance, WMjobs will be offline from midnight on Sunday 24th July and back online at 11am on Wednesday 27th July. No applications will be able to be made during these dates, and any draft applications in progress (not submitted) will be lost. We therefore please ask that you either complete and submit your application before midnight Sunday 24th July, or commence a new application after 11am on the 27th July.



Procurement and Contract Manager

Scale PO1
£29,854 - £32,164 per annum
37 hours per week, Flexible working pattern, Permanent
Service Headquarters, Worcester

Providing support in the delivery across a range of public sector procurement projects, as well as being responsible for monitoring and reviewing the day to day procurement and contract management activity. This is a unique opportunity to shape this new role of Procurement & Contract Manager, who will oversee a coordinated approach towards procurement and contract management.

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    Key responsibilities will include:
    • To maintain and manage the register of contracts and procurements in all areas of the Service and to maintain a contract renewal programme.
    • To ensure adherence to EU procurement regulations, Health and Safety legislation, financial regulations and administrative procedures in relation to managing contracts, tenders and quotations.
    • To provide support to managers across the Service, and report on all procurement within the Service to the Area Commander Operations Support.
    • Work with our Legal and Committee Services team to update contract and purchasing documentation and implement statutory changes.
    • To deliver management information and reports on areas of risk subject to legal challenge and to ensure data quality.
    • In all areas not classed as major procurement projects, to lead and deliver or support others in managing contracts and tenders.
    • Develop and implement robust and effective policies, processes, procedures and systems.
    • Monitor suppliers' performance, and analyse the spend profile of internal customers, to produce annual purchasing plans with the budget holder(s).
    • To prepare and progress contract arrangements for the supply of goods, services and works and where appropriate engage in negotiations.

Our non-uniformed staff operates within a standard 37 hour week; however, there is flexibility to arrange a working pattern that suits your current circumstances. We also operate a flexi-time working system. The role will be predominantly based at the Service headquarters in Worcester, but there would also be opportunity to work from a range of locations to suit individual's needs.

Apply online at WMJobs. The closing date for applications is 24 July 2016 at 5pm.



On-call Firefighters

We are currently recruiting for on-call firefighters at the stations listed below.
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Stations recruiting with On-call awareness session dates

We currently do not have any awareness session dates arranged.

Stations recruiting without arranged On-call awareness sessions

Bewdley fire station
Bromyard fire station
Droitwich fire station
Eardisley fire station
Evesham fire station
Ewyas Harold fire station
Fownhope fire station
Kidderminster fire station
Kingsland fire station
Ledbury fire station
Leintwardine fire station
Leominster fire station
Ross on Wye fire station
Pebworth fire station
Peterchurch fire station
Stourport fire station
Tenbury fire station
Upton fire station
Whitchurch fire station

Please register your interest if you would like more details and we will contact you, follow the instructions below.

To be an on-call firefighter, you need to be able to respond to your local fire station within 5 minutes. There are different levels of cover that an on-call firefighter can provide, ranging from 40 hours per week up to 120 hours per week. If you are interested in any of the above stations, please register your interest using the online form (see below).

If you are interested in being an on-call firefighter, but your local fire station is not currently recruiting, please register your interest online and we will contact you when the station have vacancies.


Registering your interest

Please register your interest in the role by emailing us at recruitment@hwfire.org.uk with your name, address, telephone number and the station you are interested in applying to. If you have any queries, please contact the HR department on 01905 368 343, or 01905 368 378 (24 hour answer phone).


For more information about On-call firefighters please visit our On-call firefighter page.



Wholetime firefighter

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