Contingency Fire Crews
Contingency Fire Crew provide sufficient cover for South Yorkshire fire & rescue service in the event of a strike by Fire Fighters. Whilst they respect the right of staff to undertake industrial action, there is a legal duty placed upon the Fire Authority to provide emergency cover to the public they serve.
Fire & Rescue Operative
Fire & Rescue Operatives will be required to staff fire appliances and attend emergency incidents. Training will be provided. Candidates are required to be of a good level of physical fitness which will be assessed during the recruitment process via a bleep test within which candidates are required to meet the level of 8.7.
Fire & Rescue Driver/Pump Operator
Driver/Pump Operators will be required to drive fire appliances and operate pumps and will be given suitable Emergency Response Driver Training. Applicants for this role will need to hold a current Class C LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) licence and have undertaken over 200 miles LGV driving. There is the potential for Driver Pump Operators to undertake wider training in operational areas following a fitness assessment however this will be voluntary and discussed at interview.
Individuals will be employed on a zero hours contract and SYFR will not be obligated to provide individuals with any hours of work.
Pay: You will receive £13.40 per hour during any period of training or work undertaken.
Retention Fee: You will receive £200 for every 4-week period of availability you provide after completing your initial training. Please be aware that to receive the retention payment you must attend the relevant ongoing training.
Contract Type: You will be contracted to work only when required by the organisation. There will be no guarantee of future work – this is called a Zero Hours Contract.
Contingency Fire Operative Applications:
Pay: £13.40 per hour during any period of training or work undertaken.
Retention Fee: £200 retention payment for every 4-week period of availability post training. Please be aware that to receive the retention payment you must attend at least 4 out of 8 weekend scheduled top up training courses/days within a calendar year.
Contract Type: Following your initial training you will be contracted to work only as and when required.
There will be no guarantee of future work – this is called a Zero Hours Contract.
Considering the demanding nature of emergency and fire response work you must be medically fit for the role and must have a high level of physical fitness. A fitness test, practical assessment and full medical assessment including substance misuse testing will be an integral part of our selection process. Previous experience of using Respiratory Protection Equipment and/or working in a safety critical/disciplined environment would be an advantage.
Our selection and training timetable is outlined below:
Initial Assessment Day
Saturday 7th November 2020
Sunday 8th November 2020
Saturday 14th November 2020
Sunday 15th November 2020
Practical Assessment Day
19th or 20th November 2020
8th – 11th January 2021
25th & 26th January 2021
3 Week Training Course
1st – 19th February 2021 (Excluding weekends)
NOTE: You will need to be available for initial training between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. If you are interested in applying you must be available on the dates outlined above. You will also need to be able to provide reasonable availability to cover potential periods of exceptional excess service demand or industrial action. If you cannot, please do not apply.
You must be 18 or over and eligible to work in the UK. All recruitment is subject to successful completion of all assessments, medical screening, substance misuse testing and a Disclosure Scotland Basic Check of unspent criminal convictions.
Please be advised that the application process will close as soon as we have received sufficient applications.
Due to Covid-19 our staffing may be reduced and your patience is requested with any delays. They will close applications for this recruitment once places on our assessment centre dates have been filled.
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