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System and Technical Accountant

Scale PO3

£39,880 - £42,821 per annum

37 hours per week, Permanent

Service Headquarters, Hindlip Park

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and self-motivated individual to join Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority’s Finance Team. The role of the Systems and Technical Accountant will be to develop financial systems throughout the Authority and to assist in the preparation of budgetary and financial accounting information. As a small team providing the full range of financial services the range of opportunities is wide.

The Person

You will be a qualified accountant and have evidence of continuing professional development, with proven experience in the development of financial systems supporting the production of IFRS compliant accounting information. You will have an understanding of Local Government accounts and financial management and budgetary control.

A full job description and person specification can be found in the attachments below.

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

  • 28 days annual leave entitlement increasing to 33 days after five years’ continuous service (plus bank holidays).
  •  Access to the local government pension scheme.
  •  Flexi-time scheme allowing you to have an element of flexibility over your working hours.
  •  Free car parking.

If you require further information on the post duties then please contact Deborah Randall, Chief Accountant on (01905) 368301.

Apply online through WMJobs. Closing date for applications is Sunday 16 January 2022. Interviews to be held week commencing 31 January 2022.

Workshop Manager

SO2
£30,451 - £32,234 per annum

additional payments up to £6,500
37 hours per week
Operational Logistics Department, Malvern


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

The role will supervise and organise the work of the Workshop and Mobile based LGV Technicians, ensuring that the agreed plan of work is adhered to in an efficient and safe manner.

In addition to this, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring the safe and effective functioning of the Workshops, whilst meeting the needs of the Service.

Skills and Experience

- City & Guilds certificate in Repair and Maintenance of Heavy Goods Vehicles - part 1 and 2 or equivalent.
- A current driving licence
- LGV driving licence (Class C) or willing to work towards
- Experience of supervising a team
- Demonstrable experience of LGV Inspecting Servicing, repairs and maintenance.
- Demonstrable experience of vehicle diagnostics
- Experience in dealing with clients and internal customers.
- Demonstrable experience in Vehicle body repair work.
- Experience in hazard identification and the development, monitoring and review of risk assessments
- Ability to prepare reports and maintain written records of test procedures.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Manual and mechanical dexterity.
- A capability of working in an analytical manner when problem solving and be capable of assessing the condition of components to effect repairs in an efficient manner.
- An ability to work without supervision and in a flexible manner.

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

23 days annual leave entitlement increasing to 28 days after five years’ continuous service (plus bank holidays).
Access to a local government pension scheme.

Apply online through WMJobs. The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on 16 January 2022.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Jeff Dickson on 07789 926698


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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