RDS Firefighter, Highland West
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for RDS Firefighter positions within the Retained Duty System based at the following Community Fire Stations within the Highland LSO Area;
Kyle of Lochalsh
RETAINED = RETRAINED
Do you want to have a challenging role doing something different?
Do you want to learn new skills that can be used in a variety of jobs?
Our RDS Firefighters come from diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of experiences to the role. A range of skills are required including being a team player, excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
You must be aged 18 years or over, have a good level of physical fitness, have the required standard of vision and colour perception. You will be required to be readily available to attend incidents and should therefore live or work around 5 – 8 minutes from the Fire Station you applying for.
RDS Firefighters are called upon to attend the same wide range of emergency service as wholetime Firefighters, including fires, floods, road traffic accidents, chemical spills and more. They can also be called upon to work with wholetime firelighters to promote fire safety messages, giving fire safety advice to schools and other organisations as well as carrying out free home fire risk assessments within their communities.
In return our RDS Firefighters are paid an annual retainer fee plus additional payments for every incident attended and time spent on all activity including training nights, community engagement and courses.
You will need to demonstrate that you have the potential to carry out this challenging role through a rigorous recruitment process, full details of which are documented within the attached information pack, with further supplementary information provided on our website www.firescotland.gov.uk.
There will be a requirement to attend an initial two-week training course, which may take place between September-November 2017, further detail of these dates will be provided on attendance at interview.
This post is subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2003 and successful candidates will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers him / herself to be disabled subject to them meeting the minimum requirements for the post which includes the ability to successfully pass online psychometric tests and the practical selection tests specific to this recruitment process.
If you would like to apply in a different format or language, please telephone the Workforce Planning and Resourcing Team on 01698 402313 or email SFRS.Campaigns@firescotland.gov.uk.
RDS Firefighter Recruitment Pack.pdf