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  • Position: Youth Intervention Trainer - 21 months Fixed Term - 2 Positions (Peripatetic Covering West Yorkshire (based in Wakefield)

    Contract Type: Full-time, Temporary

    Job Function: Fire Prevention

    Closing Date: 11 August 2019

    Salary: £24,313 – £26,317 per annum

    Location:

    The purpose of the post is to support the Youth Intervention Team Manager in all aspects of the delivery and development of Youth Interventions delivered by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service included in the Youth Interventions Booklet.

    Description:

    You will need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of the issues affecting vulnerable young people and encourage and inspire behaviour change. You will have highly developed training skills and experience of programme leadership.

    You will be skilled and experienced in developing and managing creative interventions with young people, be passionate about young people's safety and have the right interpersonal skills to really make a difference.

    The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and the possession of a full valid driving licence.

    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.

    For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Sarah.Laidlow-Moore, Prevention Manager, on 07900674529 or email Sarah.Laidlow-Moore@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for Terms and Conditions

    Click here for Youth Interventions Information Booklet 

    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: Area Manager (B) FDS

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Firefighter

    Closing Date: 18 August 2019

    Salary: Area Manager Salary plus 20% Flexible Duty System, plus an additional 19.5% Continuous Duty System

    Location:

    Salary £81,463 (Pay award pending) (Inclusive of allowances)

    Description:

    Lease car contribution £4,638 pa

    Following the promotion of the current post holder, an exciting opportunity to join one of the country’s leading Fire and Rescue Services has arisen.

    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 our values.

    The successful candidate will be a wholetime substantive and competent Group Manager (or above) in a UK Fire and Rescue Service, you will be an experienced fire and rescue service officer and able to demonstrate your ability to operate at the highest level.  In addition, it is essential you have considerable experience of dealing with major operational incidents and knowledge of command systems.    You will therefore need a strong track record of delivery and service improvement in complex planning and service operations function. 

    The role requires an individual with a visible leadership style, excellent influencing skills and personal values that are aligned to our own.

    In return, we offer an excellent package, including the following:

    • 20% Flexible Duty System (FDS) allowance plus an additional 19.5% Continuous Duty System allowance
    • Lease car package
    • Relocation assistance package (if relocating from outside of West Yorkshire)
    • 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 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.

    To apply, please complete and submit an online application form using the e-recruitment system at www.wyfs.co.uk/careers.

    Timeline

    • Applications open: 18th July 2019
    • Applications close: 18th August 2019
    • Shortlisting:Week Commencing 19th August 2019
    • Psychometric/Aptitude Tests: 26th August to 8th September 2019
    • Command Assessments (Table top): 11th, 12th and 13th September 2019
    • Presentation and Interviews: 19th and 20th September 2019

    The closing date for applications will be Midnight 18th August 2019

    For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:

    DCFO Dave Walton at dave.walton@westyorksfire.gov.uk 

    OR

    ACFO Ian Bitcon at ian.bitcon@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    OR

    AM Nick Smith at nick.smith@westyorksfire.gov.uk

     

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Values

    Click here for Continuous Duty System Policy 

    Click here for Psychometric Test Guidance

    Click here for Relocation Assistance Policy

    Click here for guidance for completing an application form

     

     

     

     

    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: Watch Manager B, Assistant Prevention Manager, 2 Year Secondment

    Contract Type: Full-time, Temporary

    Job Function: Firefighter

    Closing Date: 31 July 2019

    Salary: WCB Competent Salary

    Location:

     

    Description:

     

    Applications are invited from whole time competent operational Crew Commanders and above to work in the Leeds District Prevention team, on the Grey Book Flexi System.

    The successful post holder will support the District Prevention Manager (DPM) in the development and delivery of the city wide prevention strategy with a focus on supporting and developing internal colleagues.

    Duties of the role include investigating further the reasoning behind cell fires in prisons and targeting repeat offenders, managing WYFRS/Safer Leeds shared priorities and delivering district based road safety events. 

    This post is subject to the successful completion of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

    Members of staff applying must:
    · be an operational whole time operational Crew Commander (A or B) or above in an operational or non-operational posting.
    · have a band ‘A’ or ‘B’ in their latest PDR
    · have no current or pending disciplinary awards

    The selection process will comprise of 3 stages:
    •Stage 1- ‘A’ or ‘B’ in the latest PDR process.
    •Stage 2- Application form – closes on midnight on Wednesday 31 July 2019
    •Stage 3- Competency based interview and presentation based around the person specification in August.

    Guidance on Application
    Candidates are also advised to read the guidance notes on how to complete the application form, you will not be required to address all the criteria on the person specification in your application, applicants are shortlisted for interview from the details in the application form if they meet all essential criteria in the person specification identified as ‘Application’. Items marked as ‘selection process’ only will be assessed later at interview or presentation.

    Any incomplete applications received or applications received after the deadline date will be discounted.

    Contact Details

    For an informal discussion about the post please contact
    - SM Matthew Goodall, ADC HR via Matthew.Goodall01@westyorksfire.gov.uk or 0113 2904827 or Jack Bennett, Leeds District Prevention Manager via Jack.Bennett@westyorksfire.gov.uk or 07776145582.

    Click here for Job description-person specification

    Guidance for completing an application form

    How to Register and use the New 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: SharePoint Analyst

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Job Function: ICT

    Closing Date: 11 August 2019

    Salary: £22,021 to £23,836 per annum

    Location:

    Are you experienced in working with and supporting Microsoft SharePoint?

    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 be involved in developing and supporting end users on our SharePoint 2016 application.

    You will have proven experience in managing form based SharePoint data integration and have a logical approach to problem solving. As well as good technical skills we are looking for someone who can communicate well and work on their own initiative.

    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.

    The post is subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

    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 integrity and teamwork.

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

    For an informal discussion about the post please contact Rebecca Hayes, ICT SharePoint Manager, via 01274 655725 or Rebecca.Hayes@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    Closing date for all applications is Sunday 11 August 2019 with the selection process to take place on Tuesday 20 August.

    Click here for job description-person specification

    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: Telephonist / Receptionist (Part-Time)

    Contract Type: Part-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Administration

    Closing Date: 04 August 2019

    Salary: £17,364 to £18,426 (£1,640 to £1,741 pro rata)

    Location:

    As a key member of our reception team at Fire Service Headquarters you will be responsible for providing a switchboard and reception service. You’ll need good communication skills, administrative experience and the ability to work on your own initiative.

    Description:

    The main duties include receiving telephone calls, greeting visitors, dealing with switchboard queries, and occasionally undertaking some word processing and clerical duties. On occasion you may be required to work additional hours to provide cover for absence.

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

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for Terms and 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: Youth Intervention and Prince’s Trust Manager - Fixed Term to 30 June 2020

    Contract Type: Temporary, Full-time, Job Share

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 04 August 2019

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

    Location:

    The Youth Intervention and Prince’s Trust Manager is responsible for the management of all aspects of a range of bespoke young people’s interventions including Prince’s Trust, provision for young adult arsonists in the criminal justice system and the Young Firefighters programme.

    Description:

    Key responsibilities include: Ensuring maintenance of appropriate records, statistical data and management information; manage the Youth Training Team and associated budgets; seeking out appropriate funding opportunities from supporting organisations to achieve mutual goals; to be WYFRS Centre (B) Manager and lead internal verifier for awarding bodies; overseeing the strategic direction and delivery of the Firesetters programme; assuming overall responsibility for health and safety arrangements for all youth intervention activity, including residential events; representing the Prevention Department at meetings with a wide range of outside bodies; managing relationships with Awarding Bodies to ensure all qualifications are in line with Centre Status requirements.

    The successful candidate will be a capable people manager with demonstrable experience of delivering a range of successful training and education interventions to young people and young adults. Essential qualifications include: GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above or equivalent; Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector level 3 or equivalent teaching qualification.

    In addition the successful candidate will hold or be prepared to work towards:  Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice Level 4; NEBOSH.

    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.

    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.

    For an informal discussion about this post please contact Sarah Laidlow-Moore, Prevention Manager on 07900674529 or email Sarah.Laidlow-Moore@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for Terms and 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: ICT Technician – Communications Systems (Internal only)

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent, Job Share

    Job Function: ICT

    Closing Date: 21 July 2019

    Salary: £26,999 to £28,785 per annum

    Location:

     

    Description:

     

    To ensure that ICT Service delivery meets agreed KPI’s and positive Customer Experience is achieved. To maintain, install and configure ICT communications and electrical/electronic equipment. To support Authority users in the use of ICT systems and services including technical support, user assistance and regular ongoing maintenance.

    Click here for Job Description-Person Specification

    Click here Terms & Conditions associated with the post

     

    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: Station Manager (B) FDS Transfer or Promotion Opportunity

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Firefighter

    Closing Date: 28 July 2019

    Salary: Firefighter Salary

    Location:

    An opportunity has arisen for wholetime Station Managers and Watch Managers (as a promotion opportunity) 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.

    Description:

    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 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.

    Applications are welcome from existing wholetime Station Managers and competent wholetime Watch Managers as a promotion opportunity.

    Eligibility

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

    • be a wholetime substantive and competent Watch Manager (or above) in a UK Fire and Rescue Service.
    • 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)
    • successfully passed:
    • Level 4 Certificate in Fire Service Operations AND
    • Level 3 Diploma in Fire Engineering and Science OR a Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety

    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 - Psychometric Assessment and Aptitude Tests
    • Stage 4 - Presentation and Interview
    • Stage 5 – Command Development
    • Stage 6 – Command Assessment
    • Stage 7 – 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

    Online Psychometric Assessment and Aptitude Tests

    Applicants, who are successfully shortlisted, will be required to complete a Psychometric Assessment. This is a set of questions used to understand your motives, preferences, needs and talents (in a work context) to form part of the interview process, in addition to a verbal and numerical aptitude tests.

    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.

    Operational Assessment

    Successful applicants will proceed to the next stage and undertake the Skills for Justice Intermediate Incident Command Assessment. Prior to appointment, 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.

    In addition to this applicants will also be provided with the following development opportunities:

    • Development session 1 - 16th September (pm)
    • Development session 2 - 25th September (am)
    • Development session 3 - 1st October (am)
    • Development session 4 - 8th October (am)
    • Development session 5 - 22nd October (am)
    • Development session 6 - 29th October (am)

    Please note any attendance on the above development days is voluntary.

    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:                 1st July 2019

    Applications close:                 28th July 2019

    Shortlisting:                          Week Commencing 29th July 2019

    Psychometric/Aptitude Tests:  5th August - 18th August 2019

    Interviews:                            27th August -28th August 2019

    Command Development:        16th September - 29th October 2019

    Command Assessment:          4th November - 8th November 2019    

            

    The closing date for applications will be midnight 28th July 2019.

    For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact:

    GM Graham Ambler at graham.ambler@westyorksfire.gov.uk  or

    SM Steve Holt at steve.holt01@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for Guidance for completing the application form and preparing for interview

    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.