Wholetime Firefighter

Rising to GBP24,399
01 Nov 2019
29 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting opportunities have arisen within Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service (BFRS) for those interested in joining an innovative, forward thinking, progressive Fire & Rescue Service
We are recruiting for full time, permanent Firefighters positions, with the successful applicants completing the Level 3 Operational Firefighter Apprenticeship qualification.
The salary the role attracts is in line with National pay scales at time of advert:
* Basic annual wage for a Trainee firefighter GBP23,366 during the initial basic training
* Rising to GBP24,399 Development Firefighter annual wage until the end of the apprenticeship programme
* Once competent the Firefighter role attracts a salary of GBP31,144 (rising up to GBP35,815.60 for those working on our flexi-firefighter duty system
BFRS has a planned approach to create a flexible and sustainable workforce, with the right skills and capability, to maximise contribution of all employees to changing service requirements. With this in mind, the opportunity to enhance the earning potential and other benefits of our staff will be available to all successful candidates.
All successful candidates may be required to work within any of the duty systems employed within BFRS which currently include, but are not limited to, Shift (2 x 9 hour days, 2 x 15 hour nights, followed by 4 rota days), Day Staffed, and Flexi-firefighter systems.
Must have requirements:
* Be at least 18 years old by the start date
* Hold a full UK driving licence (must have passed test by completion of application)
* Live within 20 miles of the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes border
* Have Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE's in Maths and English Language A* - C (9 - 4) or accepted equivalent*
* Must be able to swim confidently
*Level 2 functional skills form an integral part of the apprenticeship, and the recruitment process will include BKSB functional tests for English and Maths.
In addition, we are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
* A 'Can Do' attitude
* A keen interest in the Fire and Rescue Services
* A willingness to learn
* The ability to communicate effectively with a range of people
* The ability to work in a team environment
* The ability to achieve a good level of physical fitness
* The ability to follow instructions
* The ability to think about the bigger picture in a dynamic and challenging environment.
Please review our FAQ page before applying, which explains apprenticeship programme and details of what will be expected of an Apprentice Firefighter with Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.
It is our philosophy that we will embed equality, diversity, fairness and inclusion into everything that we do. We view this as fundamental in order to achieve our vision of making Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes the safest areas in England in which to live, work and travel.
Closing date: 24th November
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button. You will be directed to our website where you can follow the online application process for this position.
Equality of Opportunity
Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority is an equal opportunity employer and applications from people of any colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or disability are welcomed.
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