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  • Position: Driver Trainer/Instructor - LGV (INTERNAL ONLY) Part-time 18.5 hrs

    Contract Type: Part-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 19 July 2020

    Salary: £12,157 to £13,158 pro-rata based on working 18.5 hours per week

    Location: Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY

    Description:

     

     

    The successful postholder will be required to train Fire & Rescue Service personnel in the operation of Specialist Vehicles used by the Service to recognised external and internal driving standards.

    You will have held an LGV Driving License Category C (rigid goods vehicles) for a minimum of 3 years and possess a teaching/training qualification.

    The ability to work flexibly in relation to the needs of the post is pre-requisite for this role. 

    We offer an excellent package, including Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking, 18.5 hour flexible working week, an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym. 

    Applications close on 19th July 2020, with shortlisting taking place week commencing 20th July 2020 followed by the selection process week commencing 27th July 2020. 

    Click here for job description/person specification

    Click here for terms & conditions associated with the role

    Click here for guidance for candidates unfamiliar with the E-recruitment system

     

    Please click here Guidance notes

    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 above 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, please be advised this vacancy is only open to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service employees.

    For recruitment queries please contact Applications@westyorksfire.gov.uk

  • Position: Automotive Technician

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Transport

    Closing Date: 12 July 2020

    Salary: £26,999 to £28,785 per annum plus 5.5% Standby Retainer

    Location: Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY

    Description:

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our Transport team to maintain our fire appliances and ensure our dedicated firefighters arrive safely at incidents to save lives.

    A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the country’s leading Fire and Rescue Services; to become part of a family where everyone plays their part in making West Yorkshire Safer. 

    Based at our Headquarters, you will have the opportunity to work across West Yorkshire to carry out the inspection, repair and maintenance of the Fire & Rescue’s fleet of vehicles and associated operational equipment.

    Candidates must have considerable experience in the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and possess a recognised apprenticeship in vehicle maintenance with City and Guilds Parts 1, 2 and 3 Craft studies (or Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or equivalent level relevant qualification) and a full UK car manual driving licence.

    You may also be required to participate in the section’s standby rota, to which terms and conditions apply.

    We offer an excellent package, including excellent training and development including generous holiday entitlement, family friendly working, local government pension scheme, free parking, Sports and Social Club with free use of gym, with all clothing and personal protective equipment and tools provided. Job share applicants welcome.

    You will work in a modern clean workshop environment with great motorway links and have access to the latest equipment to maintain our fleet. We invest in our staff and provide both in-house and external training including LGV driver, aerial appliance and Freight Transport Association training.

    Joining a first-rate organisation, you will have the job satisfaction of knowing each day that you are contributing to the success of one of just six metropolitan fire and rescue services in the UK, supporting over 950 firefighters who work round the clock to help people and save lives.

    We are a caring organisation, promote an environment of inclusivity and learning and welcome people from all walks of life - just as long as you can show commitment to our values such as integrity and teamwork. 

    If you can meet this challenge, we want to hear from you!

    For more information about the role and/or to arrange a site visit please contact Brian Dent, Workshops Manager on 01274 655851 or via Brian.Dent@westyorkshire.gov.uk

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Click here for guidance notes

    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 above 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 complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.

    We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

    WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

  • Position: Firefighter (Day Crewing Duty System)

    Contract Type: Full-time, Part-time

    Job Function: Firefighter

    Closing Date: 30 November 2020

    Salary: Firefighter Salary plus Day Crewing Renumeration Package

    Location: Garforth, Rothwell and Wetherby Fire Stations

    Description:

    An opportunity has arisen for Firefighters (FFs) to work at Garforth, Rothwell & Wetherby Fire Stations on the Day Crewing (DC) duty system within West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS). We are responsible for the county’s fire and rescue service, which serves a population of more than two million people spread over almost 800 square miles.  Fire cover is provided 24-hours a day, every day of the year.  We are an organisation where everyone is encouraged, trusted and supported to play their part in promoting safety and wellbeing across all communities in West Yorkshire. We are looking for candidates who are committed to our vision of making West Yorkshire safer and who demonstrate the values of team, responsibility, integrity, dialogue and learn.

    The DC duty system is where DC staff members work a combination of positive and standby hours over a 24 hour period. Positive hours are worked on the fire station or appliance and standby hours are worked ‘on call’ from a residence within a 5 minute ‘turn in’ area of the station.

    Therefore, staff members working the DC duty system are required to reside within a 5 minute turn in area of the station in either permanent or rented accommodation for which an additional allowance is payable to the staff member.

    Applications are welcome from existing competent wholetime and RDS Firefighters.

    Eligibility

     Applicants must:

    • Have band ‘A’ or ‘B’ in the latest PDR process (internal only)
    • Be a competent firefighter rank (or above)
    • Not have any current discipline awards and remain free of disciplinary awards throughout the process
    • Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude to work, good communication and problem solving skills

    Process

    The selection process will comprise of 4 stages:

    • Stage 1- have achieved a grade ‘A’ or ‘B’ score in their current or latest PDR (internal only)
    • Stage 2- Completion of an online application form and subsequent shortlisting
    • Stage 3- Competency based interview and presentation around the person specification attached to the advert
    • Stage 4 - Pre-employment checks

    Application Form

    Applicants must complete and submit an online application form using the e-recruitment system which will require them to detail how they meet all the essential criteria for the role in the person specification. To apply, please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers.

    Shortlisting

    Following the closing date, submitted application forms will be forwarded to the Shortlisting Panel for consideration. All applicants will be advised via the e-recruitment system whether or not they have been successfully shortlisted.

    Presentation and Interview

    Applicants will be required to prepare a 10 minute presentation, of which the title will be given beforehand and a 45 minute interview. External candidates will be required to bring to the interview their training records and qualifications.

    Pre-Employment Checks

    All offers of employment will be subject to a skills gap analysis, references, medical, fitness test, Disclosure and pre-employment checks.

    Timeline

    • Applications open: 5 May 2020
    • Applications close: TBC
    • Shortlisting: TBC
    • Interviews: TBC
    • Command Development/Assessments: TBC

    Please Note: Successful applicants will be contracted to the Day Crewing Duty System only on a permanent basis, and will only be able to transfer away from the DC duty system on promotion, exceptional circumstances or at the exigency of the service.

    For an informal discussion about these and other DC roles, please contact SM Richard Hawley at richard.hawley01@westyorksfire.gov.uk or GM Graham Ambler at graham.ambler@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    All offers of employment will be subject to a skills gap analysis, references, medical, fitness test, Disclosure and pre-employment checks.

    DC FFs receive the following remuneration package:

    • Basic FF salary
    • 5% of salary for the ‘on call’ element
    • Turnout and disturbance fees during standby hours
    • Compensatory grant of approximately £1000 paid per annum
    • Relocation package if you are moving in to the area
    • Fuel and light allowance, and rent allowance as per the DC policy

    In addition to the above all WYFRS employees have access to an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym.

    Applications will close when vacancies are filled or at the discretion of WYFRS.

    Click here for the job description/person specification shortlisting criteria

    Click here for guidance notes for our recruitment system

    Click here for the Day Crewing Duty System Policy

    Click here for guidance notes

    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 above 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 complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.

    We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

    WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

  • Position: Wholetime Crew Managers - Day Crewing Duty System

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: Firefighter

    Closing Date: 30 November 2020

    Salary: Crew Manager Competent salary

    Location: Various Stations within Leeds District - Garforth, Morley, Rawdon, Rothwell and Wetherby

    Description:

    An opportunity has arisen for Crew Managers (CMs) to work at Garforth, Morley, Rawdon, Rothwell & Wetherby Fire Stations on the Day Crewing (DC) duty system within West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS). We are responsible for the county’s fire and rescue service, which serves a population of more than two million people spread over almost 800 square miles.  Fire cover is provided 24-hours a day, every day of the year.  We are an organisation where everyone is encouraged, trusted and supported to play their part in promoting safety and wellbeing across all communities in West Yorkshire. We are looking for candidates who are committed to our vision of making West Yorkshire safer and who demonstrate the values of team, responsibility, integrity, dialogue and learn.

     The DC duty system is where DC staff members work a combination of positive and standby hours over a 24 hour period. Positive hours are worked on the fire station or appliance and standby hours are worked ‘on call’ from a residence within a 5 minute ‘turn in’ area of the station.

    Therefore, staff members working the DC duty system are required to reside within a 5 minute turn in area of the station in either permanent or rented accommodation for which an additional allowance is payable to the staff member.

    Applications are welcome from existing wholetime and Retained Duty System (RDS) CMs. These vacancies are for wholetime Crew Manager positions.

    Eligibility

    The following criteria must be satisfied to be eligible to apply:

    • be a wholetime/RDS substantive and competent CM (or above) in a UK Fire and Rescue Service.
    • Possess an IFE Level 3 Certificate in Fire Service Operations AND Level 3 Certificate in Fire Engineering and Science OR Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety OR equivalent relevant qualifications
    • have no current/outstanding development action plans, performance improvement action plans or capability issues related to competency.
    • be free of current formal disciplinary awards throughout the entire process.
    • have achieved a grade ‘A’ or ‘B’ score in your latest Personal Development Review (PDR) (internal only)

    The selection process will comprise of:

    Stage 1 – Identify potential via the PDR process (‘A’ or ‘B’ score) Internal only
    Stage 2 - Completion of an online application form and subsequent shortlisting
    Stage 3 - Presentation and Interview
    Stage 4 – Operational Command Development/Assessment
    Stage 5 – Pre-employment checks

     

    Application Form

    Applicants must complete and submit an online application form using the e-recruitment system which will require them to detail how they meet all the essential criteria for the role. To apply, please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers.

    Shortlisting

    Following the closing date, submitted application forms will be forwarded to the Shortlisting Panel for consideration. All applicants will be advised via the e-recruitment system whether or not they have been successfully shortlisted.

    Presentation and Interview

    Applicants will be required to prepare a 10 minute presentation, of which the title will be given beforehand and a 45 minute interview. External candidates will be required to bring to the interview their training records and qualifications.

    Operational Command Assessment

    If you do not possess a 'Skills for Justice Initial Incident Command' qualification you will be required to undertake an assessment in to ensure you can work to WYFRS protocols. In addition as part of this qualification applicants will be expected to complete the Skills for Justice Knowledge and 'Understanding elements 1- 6' achieved through an E-Learning portfolio. Applicants that fail to complete the E-Learning portfolio in the permitted timescales will be removed from the process.

    Pre-Employment Checks

    All offers of employment will be subject to a skills gap analysis, references, medical, fitness test, Disclosure and pre-employment checks.

    Timeline

    • Applications open: 2 March 2020
    • Applications close: Open ended closing date
    • Shortlisting: TBC
    • Interviews: TBC
    • Command Development/Assessments: TBC

    Please Note: Successful applicants will be contracted to the Day Crewing Duty System only on a permanent basis, and will only be able to transfer away from the DC duty system on promotion, exceptional circumstances or at the exigency of the service.

    For an informal discussion about these and other DC roles, please contact SM Richard Hawley at richard.hawley01@westyorksfire.gov.uk or GM Graham Ambler at graham.ambler@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    WYFRS is an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion.   We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

    All offers of employment will be subject to a skills gap analysis, references, medical, fitness test, Disclosure and pre-employment checks.

    DC CMs receive the following remuneration package:

    • Basic CM salary
    • 5% of salary for the ‘on call’ element
    • Turnout and disturbance fees during standby hours
    • Compensatory grant of approximately £1000 paid per annum
    • Relocation package if you are moving in to the area
    • Fuel and light allowance, and rent allowance as per the DC policy

    In addition to the above all WYFRS employees have access to an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym.

     

    Click here for guidance notes

    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 above 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 complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.

    We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

    WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

  • Position: Whole time Crew Commander

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: Firefighter

    Closing Date: 30 November 2020

    Salary: Crew Commander Competent Salary

    Location: Various across West Yorkshire

    Description:

    An opportunity has arisen for wholetime and retained duty system (RDS) Crew Managers to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services. We serve a population of more than two million people spread over almost 800 square miles. We are an organisation where everyone is encouraged, trusted and supported to play their part in promoting safety and wellbeing across all communities in West Yorkshire. We are looking for candidates who are committed to our vision of making West Yorkshire safer and who demonstrate the values of team, responsibility, integrity, dialogue and learning.

    We offer an excellent package, including access to an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym.

    WYFRS is an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion.   We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

    Applications are welcome from existing wholetime and RDS Crew Managers. These vacancies are for wholetime Crew Manager positions.

    Eligibility

    The following criteria must be satisfied to be eligible to apply:

    • be a wholetime/RDS substantive and competent Crew Manager (or above) in a UK Fire and Rescue Service.
    • possess an IFE Level 3 Certificate in Fire Service Operations AND Level 3 Certificate in Fire Engineering and Science OR Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety OR equivalent relevant qualifications
    • have no current/outstanding development action plans, performance improvement action plans or capability issues related to competency.
    • be free of current formal disciplinary awards throughout the entire process.
    • have achieved a grade ‘A’ or ‘B’ score in your latest Personal Development Review (PDR) (internal candidates only)

    The selection process will comprise of:

    • Stage 1 – Identify potential via the PDR process (‘A’ or ‘B’ score) this only applies to internal applicants
    • Stage 2 - Completion of an online application form and subsequent shortlisting
    • Stage 3 - Presentation and Interview
    • Stage 4 – Operational Command Development/Assessment
    • Stage 5 – Pre-employment check

    Application Form

    Applicants must complete and submit an online application form using the e-recruitment system which will require them to detail how they meet all the essential criteria for the role. To apply, please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers.

    Shortlisting

    Following the closing date, submitted application forms will be forwarded to the Shortlisting Panel for consideration. All applicants will be advised via the e-recruitment system whether or not they have been successfully shortlisted.

    Presentation and Interview

    As part of the selection process applicants will be required to undertake a 45 minute interview and prepare a 10 minute presentation, for which the title will be given beforehand. External candidates will be required to bring to interview their training records and qualifications.

    Operational Command Assessment

    If you do not possess a 'Skills for Justice Initial Incident Command' qualification you will be required to undertake an assessment in to ensure you can work to WYFRS protocols. In addition as part of this qualification applicants will be expected to complete the Skills for Justice Knowledge and 'Understanding elements 1- 6' achieved through an E-Learning portfolio. Applicants that fail to complete the E-Learning portfolio in the permitted timescales will be removed from the process.

    Pre-Employment Checks

    All offers of employment will be subject to a skills gap analysis, references, medical, fitness test, Disclosure and pre-employment checks.

    Timeline

    • Applications open: 24 February 2020
    • Applications close: Open ended closing date
    • Shortlisting: TBC
    • Interviews: TBC
    • Command Development/Assessments: TBC

    For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact:

    GM Graham Ambler at graham.ambler@westyorksfire.gov.uk or SM Richard Hawley at richard.hawley01@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    Click here for job description/person specification

    Guide for candidates new to the E-recruitment system

     

    Click here for guidance notes

    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 above 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 complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.

    We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

    WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.