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Communications Officer

Scale 6 £23,866 - £25,463 per annum

37 hours per week

Communications Department, Hindlip Park, WR3 8SP

A permanent opportunity has arisen in the Communications Department, currently based at Service Headquarters, Charles Hastings Way, but due to relocate to Hindlip Park, WR3 8SP in the coming weeks.

The role of Communications Officer is to provide an internal communications service and support the press and media liaison function in support of HWFRS objectives. The post holder will be responsible for wide and varied projects from start to completion, including high-level corporate projects, day-to-day communications, online services (intranet, internet and social media) and a variety of other regular and bespoke communications.

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 4 November 2018.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Area Commander Mark Preece on 01905 368217.


Service Accountant

PO3 £38,052 - £40,858 per annum

37 hours per week

Finance Department, Hindlip Park, WR3 8SP

A permanent opportunity has arisen in the Finance department, currently based at Service Headquarters, Charles Hastings Way, but due to relocate to Hindlip Park later this month.

The role of Service Accountant is to support and deputise for the Chief Accountant in their absence in managing the Accountancy Team and providing a full and quality management service to the Authority. This includes producing the Annual Statement of Accounts and managing the relationship with External Audit as well as ensuring all staffing and accounting issues and guidance are dealt with in the absence of the Chief Accountant.

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28 October 2018.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Chief Accountant Deborah Randall on 01905 368301.


Equipment Technician

Scale 4 £18,870 - £20,541 per annum

37 hours per week

Operational Logistics, Malvern, WR14 1GB

A permanent opportunity has arisen in the Operational Logistics department, based at Betony Road, Malvern.

The role of Equipment Technician is to be responsible for the servicing and maintenance of the Service's operational equipment and to certify that such equipment meets specified safety standards so that it is available for immediate operational use.

The post holder will carry out equipment testing, inspection, servicing and maintenance on a range of equipment in use by the Service. This includes; breathing apparatus and its ancillary equipment, chemical protection suits and pneumatic rescue equipment.

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28 October 2018, interviews to be held on Tuesday 13 November 2018.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Neil McDonnell on 07919 573471.


Wholetime firefighters

In July 2017, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service announced that it was accepting applications for wholetime firefighters for the first time in almost ten years.

The online recruitment process has now closed, and successful applicants have been informed by email of the next steps. In the meantime, please find the job description and recruitment information pack here. Applicants in the process may wish to 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.

Worcestershire

Broadway

Bromsgrove (day cover / weekend cover required)

Droitwich

Malvern

Pebworth

Pershore

Tenbury

Upton upon Severn

Wyre Forest
Emergency Services Hub* (day cover required)

Worcester (day cover required)


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Herefordshire

Bromyard

Eardisley

Ewyas Harold

Fownhope

Hereford (day cover/weekend cover required)

Kington (day cover required)

Leintwardine

Peterchurch

Ross-on-Wye

Whitchurch

*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 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!

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.