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Logistics technician

Scale 4 £20,092 – £21,748 per annum

37 hours per week

Fixed term contract to cover maternity leave

Based at Operational Logistics, Betony Road, Malvern

The Role

An opportunity has arisen in the Operational Logistics department, which is at the heart of all fleet, equipment, supplies and water (hydrant) distribution, maintenance and procurement for the Service. It will include supporting our front-line personnel as well as other departments across the Service. This role is a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave and is due to commence in October 2021 and is expected to last up to 12 months.

The Person

As a Logistics Technician you will represent the department across all stations and sites as you deliver and distribute goods, items and equipment on the courier run. You will also be involved in sourcing, purchasing, stocking, picking, distributing and replacing a range of equipment and supplies. In addition, you will support the roll-out of big ticket projects which will involve preparing equipment, setting up and tracking items with our Redkite EMS asset tracking system.

Your role will provide resilience as required to other departments, including contributing to the maintenance and servicing requirements of the Service’s fleet and equipment provision. 

A full job description can be found on our WM Jobs page where an application can also be made.

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

  • 20 days annual leave per year. In addition, you will be entitled to the normal Bank/Public Holidays
  • Flexible working, including a flexi time scheme
  • Two extra statutory days and two concessionary days
  • Access to a local government pension scheme
  • Flexible working, including a flexi-time scheme
  • Access to the Blue Light Card – the UK’s largest Emergency Services discount card

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 8th August 2021. Interviews to be held w/c 16th August 2021.

Fire Safety Advisor

37 hours per week (Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave)

21,589 - £23,836 per annum 

About the Role

A temporary two-year fixed term opportunity has arisen in the Protection Department. The role of the Fire Safety Advisor is to assist the Fire Authority in the discharge of its fire safety duties and responsibilities in accordance with current legislation.

  • Ideal applicants will have a recognised qualification in Fire Safety and be assessed to be empirically qualified to Fire Safety Advisor standard by a Fire Safety verifier
  • Demonstrate experience at carrying out fire safety inspections
  • Use IT effectively in the collation, analysis and presentation of information including Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Understand the legislative framework and the mechanisms of enforcement of fire safety in new, altered and existing buildings
  • Fully understand the generic principles of means of escape and fire safety, and have an appreciation of their development
  • Understand the principles and the role in life safety of fire detection and alarm systems, emergency lighting systems, fire fighting equipment and fire protection signs and notices
  • Understand the importance of fire safety management in protection of people from fire
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Work effectively as part of a team.Demonstrate flexibility in working hours to meet objectives
  • Be self motivated and prioritise work directed to achieve targets within tight deadlines and with minimal supervision
  • Have a current driving licence (desirable).

    Reasons to Join Us
    We offer:
  • 20 days annual leave per year. In addition, you will be entitled to the normal Bank/Public Holidays 
  • Flexible working, including a flexi time scheme
  • Two extra statutory days and two concessionary days
  • Access to a local government pension scheme
  • Flexible working, including a flexi-time scheme
  • Access to the Blue Light Card – the UK’s largest Emergency Services discount card


Additional information

Please note we do not accept CVs.  The closing date is Friday 06th August 2021.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Shaun D’Oliveira on 07884 111151.

To apply visit our WM Jobs site. 

On-call Firefighter

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 when our recruitment process is active once again, 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.

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!

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

Registering your interest

If you would like us to contact you once our recruitment process is active once again, 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 email us at recruitment@hwfire.org.uk.

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


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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.