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Community Risk Systems Officer

Scale 6

£24,313 - £26,317 per annum

37 hours per week

Community Risk Department, Worcester Fire Station, WR4 9GN

A permanent opportunity has arisen in the Community Risk Department, based at Worcester Fire Station.

The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating and developing Community Risk databases to enable continuous development and enhancement of systems. The role will also contribute to the development of new departmental software systems as well as designing and delivering training to all front line users.

A full job description and person specification can be found online, applications can be made now through the WMJobs website.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact please Community Risk Support Manager Emma Roberts on 01905 721 410.

Closing date for application is Sunday 26 May 2019.

Wholetime Watch Commander B

Salary: Watch Commander B in line with NJC Grey Book pay scales
Location: Various locations across the HWFRS boundary
Contract: Full time, permanent plus pension and benefits

Applications Open: Monday 29 April 2019
Closing date: Thursday 23 May 2019 at 12:00 noon

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is pleased to invite applications for the role of Watch Commander B. HWFRS is a forward thinking and dynamic organisation looking for talented, positive and inspirational individuals to join our team across 30 locations stretching east to west from the Cotswolds to the mid-Wales border, and from the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve in the north, to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the south – with the Malvern Hills AONB right at the heart of the two counties.

Our stations are crewed by a mix of Wholetime and On-Call Firefighters, supported by Fire Control staff and Support Staff. We attend just over 6,500 incidents each year – more than 125 incidents every week – including property and countryside fires, RTCs and water and animal rescues, sometimes assisted by our USAR colleagues.

Our Mission is that 'as one professional team, we will work hard every day to deliver a high-quality, sustainable service to our communities' and that together we will make a difference by improving lives, helping to secure resilient communities and ultimately, 'Saving More Lives'.

This opportunity is open to anyone who is a current UK Local Authority, competent Wholetime or On Call Crew Commander or role above.

Positions are available in a variety of functional and station based roles with a variety of duty systems on offer. Duty systems include the 7 day Flexi-Time System (42 Hour Day Duty) or 10-Hour Day Duty System.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria at the point of application:
• Be eligible to live and work in the UK without restrictions
• Have had an appraisal in the last 12 months
• Not have any live formal disciplinary sanctions
• Not be in a formal capability process
• Be medically fit to undertake the role

Please see the Watch Commander B job description and person specification for further information about the role.

The selection process will be as follows:
• an online application form
• a presentation, verbal briefing and an interview
• Incident Command assessment
• a fitness test
• a medical assessment
• pre-employment checks

Shortlisting shall take place following the application stage as detailed within the candidate guidance document. Successful external candidates will be required to attend a conversion course training programme. Successful applicants who are not appointed initially may be placed on a holding list for up to 12 months until further vacancies arise.

If you have any questions regarding the process or you are experiencing any difficulties with your application, please contact the HR Support team via recruitment@hwfire.org.uk before the closing date (Thursday 23 May 2019 at 12:00 noon).

HWFRS values equality of opportunity and developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. We encourage everyone who has the necessary skills and experience to apply.

To apply, please visit our WMJobs Application Portal.

Wholetime firefighters

Our Wholetime Firefighter recruitment campaign has closed. In the meantime, please find the job description and recruitment information pack here. To find out more about the required levels of fitness, please refer to the below documents regarding fitness preparation and the fitness test.

On-call firefighters

£4,000 - £8,000 per annum (depending on hours available)

We are currently recruiting for on-call firefighters at the stations listed below.



Bromsgrove (day cover / weekend cover required)







Upton upon Severn

Wyre Forest
Emergency Services Hub* (day cover required)

Worcester (day cover required)

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*The Wyre Forest Emergency Services Hub will serve Kidderminster, Stourport and Bewdley

How can I find out more about the on-call firefighter role?

Take a look at the information about becoming an on-call firefighter, and also read the case studies of some of our current on-call crew. To find out more, you can register your interest with us (details below) and an officer from the station will contact you, or you can attend an awareness session. Awareness sessions are arranged to give anyone interested more information about the role, the selection process and the organisation. Sessions last approximately 2 hours.

Awareness Sessions:
How does it feel to wear fire kit? How fit do I need to be and what support could I have if I need it? How can I fit the role of on-call firefighter around my main job or family life? Come along to an awareness session and find out!

Our next awareness sessions are at the following stations:

Bromsgrove Fire Station - Thursday 23 May 2019, 1900 hrs

Worcester Fire Station - date to be published soon

If you'd like to attend an Awareness Session, register your interest below and we'll send you further details.

To find out more about how on-call works, please see our FAQs.

Registering your interest

If you would like more details about working out of any of the above stations or would like to attend an awareness session, please complete our on-call firefighter expression of interest form via WM Jobs (an external public sector jobs board). If your local fire station is not currently recruiting for on-call firefighters, you can still register your interest and we will contact you when the station has vacancies.

If you have any queries, please contact the HR department on 01905 368 343 or 01905 368 378 (24 hour answerphone) or email us at recruitment@hwfire.org.uk.

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

We are committed to attracting and recruiting quality people and we welcome all sections of the community.