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  • Position: WM (Control Project)

    Contract Type: Full-time, Temporary

    Job Function: Control

    Closing Date: 16 May 2021

    Salary: WM Development (Control)

    Location: Service Delivery Centre

    Description:

    This WM post will be to assist with the requirements and specification for an upgraded mobilising system, plus to support the relocation of the Control Function to WYFRS Headquarters.

    Please see the job description for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

    Note that this post is open to all substantive Watch Managers and Crew Managers in Control only. The rate of pay will be WM Development (Control) or will remain at the existing rate if the successful candidate is a substantive WMB.

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    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: Property Future Development Programme Manager (Fixed term 2 years)

    Contract Type: Full-time, Temporary

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 11 May 2021

    Salary: £44,863 - £46,845 per annum

    Location: Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY

    Description:

    A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services; and to programme manage all client side arrangements of a major redevelopment at Birkenshaw involving new Fire HQ’s, Command Centre and Fire Station; but also to manage other Capital works across the estate as may be required.

     

    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. This fantastic opportunity will stretch your skills and ability and further enhance your career opportunities.

     

    An appointed firm of Principle Architects will manage the Design and Build programmes; with the “client-side” Programme Manager being part of that team and providing the communication channel with internal departments and reporting to Senior Managers.

     

    The successful candidate will manage a small dedicated team of two; co-ordinate internal resources, ensure the programmes remains on track and within budget; resolve problems, remove barriers, and motivate and communicate effectively in a timely manner. This role is high profile and pivotal to successful outcomes.

     

    You will have proven Programme Management experience of large complex and multi-stranded work-streams; be flexible and adaptable with an extensive knowledge of change management and attention to detail; demonstrate excellent planning, multi-tasking and organisational abilities; and display excellent communication and motivational skills.

     

    Formal Programme Management training and qualifications would be an advantage.

     

    This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years.

     

    The successful candidate will have access to free parking, flexible working as appropriate and use of an on-site gym free of charge.

     

    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 and can satisfy the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification then we want to hear from you!

     

    Please contact Michael Wood (interim Head of Estates) for further information on 07479 264514.

     

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    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 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: Property Future Development Project Manager (Fixed term post for approx 2 years)

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 11 May 2021

    Salary: Grade 8: £32,910 to £34,728 per annum

    Location: FSHQ, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY

    Description:

    The authority is assembling a high achieving Property Future Development Programme team that will manage Capital schemes including a major redevelopment at Birkenshaw to build a new Fire HQ’s, Command Centre and Fire Station; and also to manage other Capital works at sites across West Yorkshire as may be required.

    The Project Manager post will provide high quality, effective project management for projects in the field of Property development and refurbishment; to include all aspects of project management from project initiation through to final evaluation, all relevant project documentation and reporting, internal and external stakeholder engagement and management of project risks and issues. You must be well organised with an attention to detail. You will report to the Programme Manager and be experienced in PRINCE 2 or equivalent.

    This role provides an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your full range of skills and abilities.

    You will have access to free parking, flexible working as appropriate and use of an on-site gym free of charge.

    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 and can satisfy the requirements of the relevant Job Description and Person Specification then we want to hear from you!

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for Terms and Conditions

    Please contact Michael Wood (interim Head of Estates) for further information on 07479 264514.

    Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend COVID safeguarded interviews, or possibly via Microsoft Teams on: Thursday 20th May or Friday 21st May.

     

    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 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: Property Future Development Business Analyst (2 Years Fixed Term)

    Contract Type: Full-time, Temporary

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 11 May 2021

    Salary: £27,741 to £29,577 per annum

    Location: Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw

    Description:

    The authority is assembling a high achieving Property Future Development Programme team that will manage Capital schemes including a major redevelopment at Birkenshaw to build a new Fire HQ’s, Command Centre and Fire Station; and also to manage other Capital works at sites across West Yorkshire as may be required.

    The Business Analyst will provide high quality business analysis expertise; undertaking stakeholder engagement to collate information to support the development and implementation of property related solutions; mapping processes, analysing data, leading workshops and meetings, collating feedback and summarising output in report(s). You will report to the Project Manager, be self motivated, confident at public speaking and be an excellent communicator.

    This role provides an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your full range of skills and abilities.

    This role is a fixed term appointment for approx. 2 years.

    You will have access to free parking, flexible working as appropriate and use of an on-site gym free of charge. 

    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 and can satisfy the requirements of the relevant Job Description and Person Specification then we want to hear from you!

    Please contact Michael Wood (interim Head of Estates) for further information on 0747 9264514.

    For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 11th May.

    Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend COVID safeguarded interviews, or possibly via Microsoft Teams on: Thursday 20th May or Friday 21st May.      

    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.

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

    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 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: Group Manager (B) FDS - Transfer and Promotion Opportunity

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Firefighter, Other Roles

    Closing Date: 23 May 2021

    Salary: GM Salary

    Location: Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw

    Description:

    Group Manager (B) FDS

    Transfer or Promotion Opportunity

    An opportunity has arisen for wholetime Group Managers and Station Managers (as a promotion opportunity) to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services. 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.

    We offer an excellent package, including the following:

    • 20% Flexible Duty System (FDS) allowance plus an additional 15% GM duty system allowance
    • Lease car
    • 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.

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

    Eligibility

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

    • be a wholetime substantive and competent Station 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.
    • been identified as showing potential for promotion as part their Annual Review (AR) with a supporting statement from the Line Manager (Internal only)

    The selection process will comprise of:

    • Stage 1 – Identified as showing potential for promotion as part of their Annual Review (AR) (Internal Only)
    • Stage 2 - Completion of an online application form and subsequent shortlisting
    • Stage 3 - Online Psychometric Assessment
    • Stage 4 - Operational Command Assurance
    • Stage 5 – Interview and Presentation
    • Stage 6 - 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.

    Applicants should only write a maximum of 250 words for each criteria detailed on the personnel specification.

    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

    Applicants, who are successfully shortlisted, prior to progressing to Interview, will be required to undertake a Psychometric Assessment, these are a set of questions used to understand your motives, preferences, needs and talents (in a work context) to form part of the interview process.

    Operational Command Assurance

    Applicants will be assessed and graded (Pass or Fail) against Skills for Justice Advanced Incident Command scoring criteria. However, prior to this assessment taking place, development opportunities will be available for all successful shortlisted candidates prior to the assessment taking place.

    WYFRS Command Training Team will email appointments to all applicants. However, any attendance on these development sessions is voluntary.

    Please note, there is no requirement for WYFRS staff members who hold the Skills for Justice Advanced Incident Command qualification to undertake this stage.

    Interview and Presentation

    Applicants will be required to prepare a 15 minute presentation, of which the title will be given beforehand and a 45 minute interview.

    Pre-Employment Checks

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

    Timeline

    • Applications close:                                 23rd May 2021
    • Shortlisting:                                           Week Commencing 24th May 2021
    • Online/Psychometric testing open:        31st May 2021
    • Online/Psychometric testing close:       7th June 2021
    • Command Assurance:                           Week Commencing 14th June 2021
    • Interviews:                                             25th June & July 1st 2021

    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

    The closing date for applications will be midnight 23rd May 2021. We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if a large/sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore, we encourage early applications.

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

    For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact:

    DCFO Dave Walton Email: dave.walton@westyoorksfire.gov.uk Tel no: 01274 682311 Ext: 670766

    AM Scott Donegan Email: scott.donegan01@westyorksfire.gov.uk Tel no: 01274 682311 Ext: 64057

    Click here for Job Description

    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 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: Technical Officer

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 09 May 2021

    Salary: £32,910 rising to £34,728 per annum - Grade 8

    Location: Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw, Bradford, BD11 2DY

    Description:

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the highest performing fire services in the UK.

    We are looking for an experienced Technical Officer to join our Facilities Management team to help maintain 40 operational fire stations across West Yorkshire and our extensive Headquarters site at Birkenshaw, Bradford.

    Outline of Key Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the Facilities Manager, the successful candidate will be knowledgeable in mechanical and electrical disciplines where they will manage technical services across all properties; predominantly in relation to mechanical and electrical installations, systems, controls and facilities to ensure operational integrity.

    You will manage assigned consultants and contractors to ensure effective and timely delivery of services.

    You will undertake Clerk of Works duties in regards to contracted-out works projects.

    You will produce specifications, maintain technical libraries and asset databases, assist with the tendering of new contracts, approve works orders and authorise payments; and with some “hands-on” responsibilities.

    Candidates must be prepared to work flexibly as necessary in support of front-line emergency services; be willing to travel throughout West Yorkshire; be physically capable of climbing ladders, accessing confined spaces and at height.

    Essential job requirements:

    You will have demonstrable experience in large non-residential buildings e.g. commercial, retail, public, industrial etc

    Have practical working experience of varied mechanical and electrical systems and equipment.

    Obtained an Electrical or Mechanical related NVQ level 2 or equivalent and ideally be a CSCS blue cardholder in a relevant trade or supervisory role.

    Applicants must also have a car available for work purposes with valid business insurance and a reliable home internet connection.

    The post is subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check and the possession of current valid driving licence.

    WYFRS offers an excellent package to all our staff including a Local Government Pension Scheme, access to free parking, flexible working, an employee assistance programme, training and development opportunities, sports and social clubs and the use of an on-site gym free of charge. Not only that but the Service received a resounding ‘good’ report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) at its most recent inspection in December 2019 and WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer.

    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.

    Please contact Simon McCartney, Facilities Manager for further information via e-mail at simon.mccartney@westyorksfire.gov.uk. Please leave a contact telephone number if a discussion is preferred.

    Closing date for all applications is Sunday 9 May 2021 (midnight).

    Interview (including a presentation) will take place on Tuesday 25 May 2021.

    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 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: Fire Protection Inspectors

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent, Job Share

    Job Function: Fire Protection

    Closing Date: 13 September 2021

    Salary: £30,452 - £32,234 per annum plus a 7% market supplement

    Location: Various

    Description:

    Please note: this is an open ended advert and will close once all positions are filled.

    Are you passionate about fire safety? Are you looking for an opportunity to join West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS)?

    We could have the role for you!

    Within the Protection department, we have a number of exciting opportunities available to join our team of Inspectors, where you could come to work every day knowing you have played your part in keeping people safe from the risks that fire poses:

    We are looking for qualified Fire Protection Inspectors and have a number of vacancies within various teams including Enforcement, Planning & Engineering and Support & Performance.

    Being a Fire Protection Inspector in West Yorkshire gives you the chance to make a real difference to our communities, the Fire Service and the Fire Authority and join an award-winning Fire Protection Team.

    The Fire Protection Team works to inspect buildings to ensure compliance with fire safety law. The team offers advice and support to commercial premises - everything from large multi-national operations, to small high street outlets, schools, hospitals, hotels and high-rise buildings.

    The Fire Protection Team’s work is vital and where there have been breaches in fire safety legislation, the team has taken enforcement action to bring those responsible to justice, resulting in recent high profile legal cases.

    You could be at the forefront of helping us make a difference.

    We are looking for enthusiastic people who care deeply about fire safety. You must have the ability to work flexibly with minimum supervision to meet priorities and be an innovator in this field.

    One of just five metropolitan Fire Services in the country, WYFRS offers an excellent package to all our staff including a Local Government Pension Scheme, access to free parking, flexible working, an employee assistance programme, training and development opportunities, sports and social clubs and the use of an on-site gym free of charge. Not only that but the Service received a resounding ‘good’ report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) at its most recent inspection in December 2019.

    You also get to work in the beautiful county of West Yorkshire with its impressive and varied landscape.

    To apply for this role, you will be required to hold the necessary qualifications as detailed in the job description. Applicants must also have a reliable home internet connection as you may be required to work flexibly, based at home and within the office.

    To discuss this role, please contact our Senior Fire Protection Manager, Chris Kemp at christopher.kemp@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for Terms and Conditions

    For further details of this vacancy and to apply online please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers. Job share applicants welcome.

    Closing date is 13th September 2021.

    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.

    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 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.