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Wholetime firefighters

£22,237 - £29,638 per annum

Are you looking for a challenge? Would you like to make a difference every day? Do you want a role that's more varied than 9-5 and feel able to rise to the challenge day or night? If so, we have an amazing opportunity for you to join us as a wholetime firefighter.

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Some key things you need to know are:

  • You need to be 18 years or over as of 17th January 2018;
  • You need to have a minimum of English and Maths GCSEs grade A*-C (or equivalent);
  • You may regularly drive vehicles - so must have a full and current UK driving licence;
  • You will need to be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions;
  • This is a physical role so you need to have a good level of fitness and health – which you'll need to maintain throughout your career with us.

The work you'll do will be varied and interesting – it's not just about responding to emergency calls although of course that's a key part. Being prepared at all times is crucial so you'll take part in regular training and emergency planning and response activities. You'll also use and maintain a range of equipment and machinery, keep accurate records as well as a range of other duties.

Community safety plays a large part of a firefighter's day-to-day work and you'll spend a lot of time out in the community, talking to people of various ages and from different backgrounds about fire prevention, road safety and other safety messages.

It's really important that you have a flexible approach and attitude to your work. You must be willing to work shifts, including weekends, unsocial hours, variable working patterns and be prepared to do occasional short-term detachments at other fire stations. The emergency response nature of our work involves working on-call where you may be needed day or night to deal with an emergency.

In return we offer a great benefits package, including a good salary and allowances, generous annual leave entitlement and occupational pension scheme.

When you start you'll undertake a comprehensive training programme which is just the beginning of your career of lifelong learning - there will be lots of great opportunities to learn and develop new skills.

You'll be joining a great team, who do truly worthwhile work – could you be the next addition? Apply online through WM Jobs.

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You can apply from midday on Monday 17 July 2017 until midnight on Friday 28 July. Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive 1,000 completed applications.

To find out more about the role, please see:

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.






Wyre Forest
Emergency Services Hub*


Upton upon Severn

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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?

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 an hour and a half.

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.