Wholetime Firefighter

Recruiter
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Location
Based in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland
Salary
£22,908.00 pa (Trainee), £23,862.00 pa (Development), or £30,533.04 pa (Competent)
Posted
02 Sep 2019
Closes
16 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) are welcoming applications from external applicants; transferee applicants; and migration applicants.  You will need to confirm the status of your application when you apply.  The status’ and the eligibility criteria for each are as follows:


External Applications:

You must currently and permanently live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.

You must possess a level two qualification (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths; or have completed the LFRS English Language and Maths tests, held on 27 and 28 August 2019 and have received a pass-code.

You must hold a current full driving licence, or be willing to work towards achieving the licence which must be acquired within 18 months of commencing the role.

You must be aged at least 18 years, on or before 06 April 2020.

You must be prepared to undertake a basic disclosure check.

You must be able to attend a residential training course outside of Leicestershire which will last between 8-10 weeks, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm (commencing on 06 April 2020).  You will not be able to take time off during training.

You must be able to commence employment on 23 March 2020.


Transferee Applications:

Applications are accepted for the LFRS role of Firefighter only.

You must be a current, competent serving Firefighter or above (and willing to revert to Firefighter if successful), in a United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Service.

You must be prepared to undertake a basic disclosure check.

You must be able to commence employment on 13 January 2020.

Applicants not meeting the above criteria should apply as an external applicant if those criteria are met.


Migration Applications:

You must be a current, competent serving On-Call Firefighter with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service; or, a current, non-competent serving On-Call Firefighter with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service who is in development, having completed core skills 1 & 2 (safe to ride as part of a crew of 4 with a triangle).

Your development/competent status will be confirmed with the relevant departments should your application be shortlisted.

You will not be able to progress through this route if you are a trainee (i.e. Diamonds).

You must be able to commence employment on 13 January 2020.

Applicants not meeting the above criteria should apply as an external applicant if those criteria are met.


Firefighting is only one vital part of the service that our Firefighters provide. They also respond to road traffic collisions, air and rail crashes, chemical incidents and animal rescues amongst others. In addition to emergency response, a great emphasis is placed on safety and the reduction of the numbers of avoidable injuries within the local communities. As such, our Firefighters are involved in providing advice and support to members of the public on a variety of safety issues with the aim of reducing the numbers of incidents they attend.

Not everyone is suited to a career as a Firefighter. You must be caring, compassionate, respectful, able to form relationships with colleagues and the public and be fit and strong enough for the physical elements of response. You need to be studious, diligent and able to manage the administrative and planning elements of the role. A career as a Firefighter involves working nights, weekends and public holidays and working at emergency incidents for several hours in difficult conditions, without a break. You will deal with incidents that most people will never experience; these can be stressful, so we provide a range of welfare and counselling services to support you.

The advert closes on 16 September 2019 at 12:00 hours.  Please ensure you read all of the attached documentation prior to completing and submitting your application form.  Please also note there is no website technical support available outside of office hours and at weekends.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Furthermore, we want to create a work environment where everyone feels safe, can be themselves and can perform their roles to the best of their abilities.  We have signed up with a number of nationally recognised organisations that promote equality, diversity and inclusion and we are working with them to help us achieve our objectives. These organisations include:

•   Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI)

•   Stonewall Diversity Champions and Workplace Equality Index (WEI)

•   Department of Works and Pension’s Disability Confident scheme 

•   British Sign Language Charter

•   Asians in the Fire Service Association (AFSA)

For further details and to apply, please visit our website:

https://leics-fire.gov.uk/careers-with-us/recruitment/