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  • Position: Head of Communications (2 Year Fixed Term Contract)

    Contract Type: Full Time/Job Share

    Job Function: Other roles

    Closing Date: 18/6/2017

    Salary: £48,589 - £51,207 per annum

    Description:

    Following a review of our communications provision, an exciting opportunity to join one of the county’s leading fire and rescue services has arisen.

    Reporting to the Chief Fire Officer, the successful applicant will lead a small, established team and be responsible for providing an efficient communications and media relations service. This will include the development, establishment and implementation of effective communication strategies and policies to ensure that all stakeholders are engaged with, and informed about the organisation’s vision, values and service delivery.

    The successful candidate will have experience of

    • Developing and implementing communications strategies and sophisticated communications plans

    • Effectively supporting an organisation in improving internal and external communications

    • Utilising relevant software and analytics tools

    • Understanding and developing media relations and activities

    • Leading on internal campaigns to improve employee engagement

    • Dealing with crisis communications

    Candidates must have a Degree (or equivalent) in Media Studies, Journalism, or other appropriate discipline and evidence of prior experience managing communications in other organisations.

    This is a real opportunity for an ambitious and skilled communications professional to join a progressive team and an organisation that aims for excellence. The role requires an individual with a visible leadership style, excellent influencing skills and personal values that are aligned to those of the organisation. If you relish a challenge, we want to hear from you.

    In return, we offer an excellent package, including Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking, 37 hour flexible working week, an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym. Job share applicants welcome.

    Please note that this post is offered initially on a 2 year fixed term contract. There is the possibility of extension by mutual agreement.

    WYFRS is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

    For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers. Closing date for all applications is Sunday 18 June 2017 with interviews to take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017.

    All correspondence will usually be sent to your email account registered with the online recruitment system rather than by letter. Please check your email account regularly.

    If after reading all of this information, you are interested in applying, please read the documents listed below for more details and click on 'Apply' for the application form.

    Please note we do not accept CVs. If you are viewing this vacancy on ‘jobsindeed’ or other external platform, the only way to apply for this vacancy is to visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers/vacancies and the complete application form via our online WCN vacancy system.

  • Position: Storekeeper

    Contract Type: Full Time/Job Share

    Job Function: Other roles

    Closing Date: 4/6/2017

    Salary: £16,781 to £17,419 per annum

    Description:

    As a key member of the Stores section you will assist the Stores Supervisor in providing a comprehensive stores function to the Fire & Rescue Service. The principal duties of the role will include checking incoming and outgoing goods, conducting stock checks and collecting and delivering mail, stores and equipment to and from all Authority sites.

    Candidates must have the ability to work in a team and work flexibly in relation to the needs of the post. A current and full car driving licence is pre-requisite for the role. Experience of working in a stores/warehouse environment would be an advantage along with a good geographical knowledge of the West Yorkshire area.

    We offer an excellent package, including Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking, 37 hour flexible working week, an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym.

    For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers. Closing date for all applications is Sunday 4th June 2017. We may close this vacancy before the closing date once a suitable number of applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications.

    We anticipate the selection process will take place on 4th and 5th July 2017 and include an interview and driving assessment.

    All correspondence will usually be sent to your email account registered with the online recruitment system rather than by letter. Please check your email account regularly.

    If after reading all of this information, you are interested in applying, please read the documents listed below for more details and click on 'Apply' for the application form.

    Please note we do not accept CVs. If you are viewing this vacancy on ‘jobsindeed’ or other external platform, the only way to apply for this vacancy is to visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers/vacancies and the complete application form via our online WCN vacancy system.