Applications are being sought from Wholetime Watch Managers to work within the dedicated Fire Investigation Unit. The Unit is currently based at Stanningley Fire Station, Stanningley Road, Stanningley Leeds LS28 6FS.
In addition to the role of fire investigator, team members are responsible for training, assessment and quality control of level 1 fire investigations at watch level.
The successful applicant will be required to reside or stay within the West Yorkshire boundary whilst on-call and work the Flexible Duty System (FDS) on a five-week rota for which a 20% pensionable allowance is payable.
A lease car is provided, which is available for personal use, and a mandatory four-weekly lease contribution is payable.
All training will be given as required to achieve level 2 Fire Investigator.
Members of staff applying must:
- Be a substantive Whole-time Watch Manager
- Possess level 3 Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering & Science OR Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety/Fire Safety Operations OR Operations Fire Protection Course (Valid) or equivalent relevant qualification
- Have a band ‘A’ or ‘B’ in their current PDR
- Have no formal current disciplinary awards
- Have a full UK driving licence
Following the closing date, submitted application forms will be forwarded to the Shortlisting Panel for consideration. In order to be shortlisted for the post you will need to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the job by giving clear, concise examples of how you meet each of the person specification criteria on your application form.
You will only be shortlisted from the details in the application form if you meet all Essential criteria. Please see attached guidance notes.
Any incomplete applications received or applications received after the deadline date will be discounted.
The closing date for applications is Midnight Thursday 19 September 2019
Shortlisting completed week commencing 23 September 2019.
A Practical Assessment and if successful a Competency based Interview around the job specification attached to the advert, held at a time to be confirmed following the application process.
Further information relating to the post can be sought from the Fire Investigation Unit Watch Managers at Stanningley Fire Station - 0113 205 8160.
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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