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  • Position: Test Do not Apply Standard Application form

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: HR

    Closing Date: 09 November 2019

    Salary: Test

    Location:

    position details

    Description:

    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, 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: Test do not apply RDS

    Contract Type: On-Call

    Job Function: On Call Firefighter

    Closing Date: 31 October 2019

    Salary: salary

    Location:

    position details here

    Description:

    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 Access vacancy system.

  • Position: Portfolio Management Office (PMO) Manager

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 06 October 2019

    Salary: £34,788 to £36,876 per annum

    Location:

    Are you an experienced project office professional?

    Description:

    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.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support the management of significant programmes and projects and have the opportunity contribute to improving the organisation's performance.

    You will have significant experience of co-ordination of complex programmes and projects with an extensive experience of influencing and managing internal and external stakeholders in a large organisation. You will have knowledge of change management and project and programme management techniques and excellent planning, analytical and risk/issue management skills. You will also hold a recognised project or programme management qualification.

    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 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.

    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 communication and teamwork.

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

    Click here for job description

    Click here for terms & conditions

     

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

  • Position: Crew Manager DCCC (Internal Only)

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: Firefighter

    Closing Date: 29 September 2019

    Salary: Crew Manager Salary

    Location:

    Applications are sought from Wholetime Crew Managers (CM’s) to work the Day Crewing Close Call (DCCC) Duty Shift System within the cluster of stations (South Kirkby, Normanton and Castleford). Closing date is midnight on Sunday 29 September 2019.

    Description:

    All applicants will be required to complete and submit an application form prior to the closing date and if shortlisted undertake an interview.

    The successful applicant will work on the DCCC duty shift system as per Day Crewing Close Call Duty System Policy.

    A single contract for staff members working DCCC will encompass both the positive and standby elements of this duty shift system.

    Please note that any previous expressions of interest that have been submitted for DCCC stations will be superseded by the submission of this application. Also, applicants are applying for a position within the cluster, not a specific station.

    Eligibility

     Applicants must:

    • Have band ‘A’ or ‘B’ in the current PDR process.
    • Be a competent wholetime CM or competent wholetime Firefighter who has passed the Firefighter to CM Development portfolio.
    • Be free of current formal disciplinary awards throughout the entire process.
    • Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude to work, good communication and problem solving skills.
    • Be prepared to work at any of the DCCC duty shift system stations and work flexible hours (with reasonable notice, as per Day Crewing Close Call Duty System Policy).

     Process

    The selection process will comprise of 3 stages:

    • Stage 1 - ‘A’ or ‘B’ in current (2019) PDR process.
    • Stage 2 - Application form.
    • Stage 3 - Competency based interview and presentation around the person specification attached to the advert.

    Application  

    • 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 http://www.wyfs.co.uk/careers

    Timeline

    • Closing date for applications midnight Sunday 29th September 2019
    • Shortlisting to be completed by 4th October 2019
    • Presentation and Interviews week commencing 14th October 2019.

    Due to panel availability and volume of applications, shortlisting and interview dates may be adjusted.

    For further information please contact SM Anthony Woodhead at anthony.woodhead01@westyorksfire.gov.uk.

    Reference Documentation

    Click here for Day Crewing Close Call Duty System Policy

    Click here for Staff Transfer Policy

    Click here for A Guide to Day Crewing Close Call Duty System

    Click here for Job Description and Person Specification

     

     

    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, 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: Watch Manager B Fire Investigation

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Firefighter

    Closing Date: 19 September 2019

    Salary: Watch Commander B

    Location:

     

    Description:

     

    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

    Shortlisting

    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.

    Timeline

    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.

    Click here for Job Description-Person Specification

    Guidance for Applicants New to the Access 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