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Wholetime Crew Commander

  • Salary: Crew Commander in line with NJC Grey Book pay scales
  • Location: Various locations across the HWFRS boundary
  • Contract: Full time, permanent plus pension and benefits

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is pleased to invite applications for the role of Crew Commander. HWFRS is a forward thinking and dynamic organisation looking for talented, positive and inspirational individuals to join our team across 30 locations stretching east to west from the Cotswolds to the mid-Wales border, and from the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve in the north, to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the south – with the Malvern Hills AONB right at the heart of the two counties.

Our stations are crewed by a mix of Wholetime and On-Call Firefighters, supported by Fire Control staff and Support Staff. We attend just over 6,500 incidents each year – more than 125 incidents every week – including property and countryside fires, RTCs and water and animal rescues, sometimes assisted by our USAR colleagues.

Our Mission is that 'as one professional team, we will work hard every day to deliver a high-quality, sustainable service to our communities' and that together we will make a difference by improving lives, helping to secure resilient communities and ultimately, 'Saving More Lives'.

This opportunity is open to anyone who is a current UK Local Authority substantive, competent Wholetime or On Call Firefighter or role above.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria at the point of application:
• Be eligible to live and work in the UK without restrictions
• Have had an appraisal in the last 12 months
• Not have any live formal disciplinary sanctions
• Not be in a formal capability process
• Be medically fit to undertake the role

Please see the Crew Commander job description and person specification for further information about the role.

Selection process

The selection process will be as follows:
• an online application form
• an incident command assessment
• roleplay exercises, briefing exercise and an interview
• a fitness test
• a medical assessment
• pre-employment checks

Shortlisting shall take place following the application stage as detailed within the candidate guidance document.

Successful candidates will be required to attend a conversion course training programme.

General information

If you have any questions regarding the process or you are experiencing any difficulties with your application, please contact the HR Support team via recruitment@hwfire.org.uk before the closing date.

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.

To apply, please visit the HWFRS page on the WMJobs website.

Closing date for applications 3rd January 2019 at 12:00 noon.



Corporate Services Administrator

  • Scale 3
  • £17,681 - £18,672 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Performance and Information Department, Hindlip Park

A permanent opportunity has arisen in the P & I department, based at Service Headquarters, Hindlip Park.

The role of Corporate Services Administrator is to provide efficient administrative support to all functions within the Performance & Information Department.

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

The successful candidates will be subject to security clearance vetting, NPPV level 2.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Group Commander Adrian Elliott on 01905 368 316.

The closing date for this post is Friday 21 December 2018.



ICT Senior Technician

  • PO1
  • £30,756 - £33,136 per annum (Additional 18.69% on-call allowance)
  • 37 hours per week
  • ICT Department, Hindlip Park

Two permanent opportunities have arisen in the ICT department, based at Service Headquarters, Hindlip Park.

The primary role of ICT Senior Technician is to install, support, develop and maintain the core HWFRS business critical systems, including but not limited to Fire Control, Office 365, Active Directory, Citrix, backups, file system, SharePoint Online, and network access and security.

Upon successful completion of the relevant training you would be required to join the Out of Hours ICT Technicians rota which attracts an 18.69% enhancement to the basic salary. You would be required to participate in a one in five weeks out of hours rota. The salary, inclusive of the 18.69% on-call allowance, therefore ranges from £36,504 to £39,329 per annum.

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

The successful candidates will be subject to security clearance vetting, NPPV level 3.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Operational Support Manager Pete Chatwin on 01905 368 413.

The closing date for this post is midday Friday 21 December 2018.



ICT Desktop Technician

  • Scale 5
  • £21,074 - £23,111 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • ICT Department, Hindlip Park

Two permanent opportunities have arisen in the ICT department, based at Service Headquarters, Hindlip Park.

The role of ICT Desktop Technician is to provide 2nd level support to HWFRS users in a mixed full/thin/mobile client environment. The post holder will assist the IT Help Desk with the diagnosis, support and troubleshooting of desktop and software application issues.

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

The successful candidates will be subject to security clearance vetting, NPPV level 3.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Operational Support Manager Pete Chatwin on 01905 368 413.

The closing date for this post is midday Friday 21 December 2018.



Service Accountant

  • PO3
  • £38,052 - £40,858 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Finance Department, Hindlip Park

A permanent opportunity has arisen in the Finance department, based at Service Headquarters, Hindlip Park.

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.

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

Previous applicants need not apply. The successful candidate will be subject to security clearance vetting, NPPV level 2.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Chief Accountant Deborah Randall on 01905 368 301.

The closing date for this post is Thursday 20 December 2018.



Wholetime firefighters

Our Wholetime Firefighter recruitment campaign has closed. In the meantime, please find the job description and recruitment information pack here. To find out more about the required levels of fitness, please 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.