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Equipment Technician

Scale: Scale 5

Pay: £26,421 – £28,770 per annum (pro rata)

Hours: 21 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Operational Logistics, Malvern

The Role
A part-time opportunity has arisen to join the team at Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service (HWFRS) Operational Logistics department, based at Betony Road, Malvern. 

The role of Equipment Technician is to be responsible for the servicing and maintenance of HWFRS’s operational equipment. To ensure that such equipment meets specified safety standards, to maintain its availability for immediate operational use at all times.

This role is to work 21 hours per week, 7 hours a day across three days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) The successful applicant will carry out equipment testing, inspection, servicing and maintenance on a range of equipment in use by the HWFRS. A full job description and person specification are attached to the application page.

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, such as the one advertised. Helping to provide vital functions to keep us an efficient and effective Fire and Rescue Service. 

Reasons to join us
• 27 days annual leave per year (pro rata). In addition, you will be entitled to the normal Bank/Public Holidays
• Flexible working, including a flexi time scheme
• Access to a local government pension scheme
• Free car parking at the Operational Logistics site and across our 25 fire stations
• Access to the Blue Light Card – the UK’s largest Emergency Services discount card

For more information about us check out our latest tweets via Twitter (@HWFire) or visit our Facebook page. 

How to apply: Apply online through our WM Jobs application page.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 23:59hrs 5 May 2024.

Interviews: Interviews to take place 16 May 2024.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Station Commander Stew Dewar 07899 066057.

On-Call firefighter

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, we will contact you for a chat about the role or we’ll invite you to 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.

Please be aware that from 1 November 2023 those newly appointed to the role of an On-Call firefighter will be required to undertake a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and this will be carried out as part of the recruitment process. 

From 1 September 2023 those newly appointed to the role of On-Call firefighter will be required to undertake a Social Media screening check. This will be carried out during the pre employment checks stage of the recruitment process and will be arranged by the Recruitment Team.

If you have any questions regarding these checks please contact

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!

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

If you would like to register your interest please complete an expression of interest form.

If you have any queries, please contact the On-Call Recruitment Team at

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