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  • Position: Projects & Volunteering Co-ordinator (internal secondment)

    Contract Type: Part-time, Temporary

    Job Function: Fire Prevention

    Closing Date: 01 December 2019

    Salary: £24,313 to £26,317 per annum (full time equivalent)

    Location:

    Due to the substantive post-holder being seconded an exciting opportunity has arisen within the Central Prevention Team for for an individual to take up a short secondment until 31 March 2020 to undertake a range of the duties of Projects and Volunteering Co-ordinator.

    Description:

     

    You will be required to assist in delivering the Prevention Strategy.  The focus of the post will be to develop a community engagement toolkit to support the Community Engagement Strategy in working with different communities to ensure messages are representative and understood.

     

    You may also get involved in other projects the team are engaged in whilst in post as well as developing effective working relationships with partner organisations in order to reduce fire related risk. You will work closely with all members of the Central Prevention Team as well as District Prevention Managers.

     

    You must possess:

     

    Experience of communicating effectively with individuals of a wide range of ages and backgrounds, community groups and agencies to build relationships and develop knowledge.

     

    Be able to present information in differing formats dependent on your audience and deliver relevant and sustainable solutions.

     

    Experience of applying evaluation and monitoring methods to a range of interventions in order to develop the project.

     

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

     

    For further information about the role contact either Sarah Laidlow-Moore at Sarah.Laidlow-Moore@westyorksfire.gov.uk or Michelle Rhodes at Michelle.Rhodes@westyorksfire.gov.uk

     

    Interviews will be held on 13 December 2019

     

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for Terms and 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, 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: Senior Fire Protection Inspector (Engineering & Planning)

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Fire Protection

    Closing Date: 01 December 2019

    Salary: £32,029 to £33,799

    Location:

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our Fire Protection team. As a key member of the team you will be responsible in assisting the Authority in the discharge of its fire protection duties and responsibilities in the West Yorkshire region.

    Description:

    The post will involve supporting inspectors who carry out all categories of fire protection audits and Building Regulation applications.  They will also assist in the training of operational staff in basic fire safety principles in complex and or fire engineered buildings..

    You will need to hold a Level 4 Diploma as detailed in the NFCC Competency Framework for Business Fire Safety or an equivalent qualification / level of experience.

    You should have the ability to work flexibly with minimum supervision to meet priorities and be an innovative thinker in relation to fire protection based issues. Post holders must possess a full valid driving licence.

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

    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!

    Interviews will be held on Monday 16th December 2019.

    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: Operational Risk - Fire Protection Officer

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent, Job Share

    Job Function: Fire Protection

    Closing Date: 17 November 2019

    Salary: £32,029 to £33,799 per annum (Grade 8)

    Location:

    The post holder will be responsible for gathering, processing and dissemination of high-level risk information to the Operations function. Fire fighter safety is closely linked to the understanding of how fire protection engineering strategies in buildings can influence the tactical deployment of fire fighters to deal with fires. Therefore you will be responsible for ensuring that specialist knowledge of building design and fire protection technologies is imparted to increased operational effectiveness and fire fighter safety through risk response planning and operational strategies.

    Description:

    The post holder will also be responsible for the Authority in the discharge of its fire protection duties and responsibilities in the West Yorkshire region.  

    The principle duties of the post involve assisting departments in the evaluation of risk information held for premises within the region to ensure the risk information is relevant and correct. The successful applicant will work alongside the Operational Risk team in producing and disseminating relevant risk information for risk sites in West Yorkshire.

    You should have the ability to work flexibly with minimum supervision to meet priorities and be an innovative thinker in relation to fire protection based issues and operational risks.

    Post holders must possess 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 Further Information Contact SM Craig McCulloch at craig.mcculloch01@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    Click here for Terms and Conditions

    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 the complete application form via our online Access vacancy system.

  • Position: Lean Programme Manager (12 month Secondment)

    Contract Type: Full-time, Temporary, Job Share

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 24 November 2019

    Salary: Crew Manager Salary/Grade 7 Green Book - £29,636 to £31,371

    Location:

     

    Description:

     

    Applications are being invited from :

    • Green Book members of staff
    • Operational and Control Crew Commanders
    • Operational and Control Competent Firefighters to work as (temporary)

    to undertake a secondment as  the WYFRS Lean Programme Manager. As you may have heard, the ‘Lean Programme’ is part of our Smarter Working priority and reviews of our current processes are taking place resulting in changes where potential improvements are identified. The first three formal reviews were: the Property repairs process (851’s); the Purchasing of good process (314’s) and; we have just embarked on the review of the Subsistence Claims (FS100/100a) process. It is intended that further reviews will be scoped into 2020 and beyond.

    An opportunity has arisen for a secondment into the Programme team for a minimum period of 12 months. The successful candidate will work the flexi system and will be mainly based at FSHQ. However, there may be the requirement to travel across the brigade and the opportunity to work remotely on occasions depending on work constraints. Full training on the Lean working review methodology will be given.

    The role will require you to have the following:

    • Good communication skills, positivity and ability to build relationships with others.
    • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team.
    • Openness to change and constructive challenge.
    • Organisation, analytical and planning skills.

    Members of staff applying must:

    • have a band ‘A’ or ‘B’ in their current PDR
    • have no current disciplinary awards
    • have a full driving licence
    • Grey book members have the support of their Station Manager, Green Book members of staff must have the support of their Department Manager

    Click here for Job Description

     

    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: Internal Vacancy - Operational Risk Management Team Administrator

    Contract Type: Part-time, Permanent, Job Share

    Job Function: Administration

    Closing Date: 17 November 2019

    Salary: £9,347 to £9,919 (full time equivalent salary £20,344 to £21,589) per annum

    Location:

    WYFRS are looking to appoint a Team Administrator to work as part of the Operations Risk Management Team.   

    Description:

    You will assist in the collection and collation of statistical information from the Premise Risk Database, checking the accuracy and quality of data entered.   Acting as a Database Administrator and providing helpdesk support in the form of information provision to employees and managers as required.   You will also be required to generate and create reports from the system.

    Candidates will need:

    • Have a good understanding of database administration
    • Excellent technical IT skills and experience of Microsoft applications
    • Ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences.

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

    For Further Information Contact SM Craig McCulloch at craig.mcculloch01@westyorksfire.gov.uk

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for Terms and 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, 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: HR Assistant

    Contract Type: Full-time, Temporary

    Job Function: Administration, HR

    Closing Date: 17 November 2019

    Salary: £18,795 to £19.945

    Location:

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our Human Resources team which supports all our employees within West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

    Description:

     

    As a key member of the team you will provide administrative support to the HR department for a range of HR processes including recruitment, terminations, changes to employees’ terms and conditions, payroll and also undertake induction sessions and general office duties. You will work closely with other departments.

     

    Applicants must have administrative experience in a Human Resources environment. The successful candidate will have experience of Microsoft Office applications and using bespoke HR Information Systems. You must possess excellent communication and customer service skills and be able to work on own initiative to meet conflicting deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy.  The ability to work as part of a team and have a flexible approach to the needs of the post are also essential.

     

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

     

    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!

     

    Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27th November 2019. Previous applicants need not apply.

    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: Transport Administrator

    Contract Type: Permanent

    Job Function: Administration, Transport

    Closing Date: 17 November 2019

    Salary: £18,795 to £19,945

    Location:

    Transport Administrator (Technical Services)

    Description:

    As a key member of the Transport team the postholder will provide a wide range of administrative support to the unit. The principle responsibilities of the role include; arranging all routine servicing and inspection dates for operational and support vehicles, arranging MOT test dates, dealing with motor insurance claims and notice of prosecution’s and creating and updating job sheets for workshop technicians

    Applicants must possess administrative experience in an office or workshop environment. The successful candidate will have experience of Microsoft Office applications, be able to work on their own initiative, have a flexible approach to meeting deadlines and be an effective communicator. Experience of Tranman and Opex packages would be an advantage.

    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.

    For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers. Closing date for all applications is Sunday 17th November 2019.

    The Authority is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

    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: Operational Equipment Manager

    Contract Type: Permanent

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 17 November 2019

    Salary: £29,636 rising to £31,371 per annum

    Location:

    We are looking to recruit an Operational Equipment Manager who will ensure operational personnel are provided with up to date, compliant and serviceable equipment, ensuring safety and operational effectiveness.

    Description:

    The successful candidate will work with suppliers, operations, training, workshops, supplies and other internal departments to facilitate the introduction of new equipment, as well as partners from other FRSs to achieve the most efficient procurement route.  Co-ordinate the maintenance and evaluate the replacement of PPE and equipment and ensure the organisation complies with all legislative Health and safety requirements.

    The post holder will have:-

    • Knowledge of successful project and budget management.
    • Proven track record of operating successfully at middle manager level.
    • Experience of applied research and development for the procurement of equipment and PPE in a large organisation.
    • Experience of procurement procedures and negotiation with contractors in a commercial environment

    For an informal discussion about the post please contact GM Tim Jones on 07876 193465

    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: Category & Contract Management Officer (Construction & Facilities Management)

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: Finance

    Closing Date: 24 November 2019

    Salary: £32,029 to £33,799

    Location:

    Are you a procurement professional with a flair for Construction and Property contracts?

    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.

    This role is perfect for a procurement category specialist, joining a caring organisation where you can go home each day knowing you have made a difference.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of policies and procedures and manage procurement and tendering to achieve best value outcomes.

    The successful candidate will be expected to support clients with a “hands-on” approach by translating business requirements into specifications and tender documentation including the drafting of contracts; and providing 2nd line contract management support.

    You will have a background in procurement with experience in Construction and Facilities Management contracts such as JCT and NEC3 Terms & Conditions.   The successful candidate will possess a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Level 4 Diploma.

    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.

    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!  Closing date for all applications is 24 November 2019 with the selection process anticipated to take place on 5 December 2019.

    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: Procurement Manager

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: Finance

    Closing Date: 24 November 2019

    Salary: £43,662 to £45,591 per annum

    Location:

    Do you have the skills and experience to take our much improved procurement service to the next level of maturity to ensure the service is the best it can be?

    Description:

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the country’s leading Fire and Rescue Services and become part of an organisation where everyone plays their part in making West Yorkshire Safer.

    The successful candidate will lead a new team to achieve efficient and economic procurement goals. They will draw up on their wealth of knowledge and experience to create, implement, and achieve innovative strategies in line with the Service’s vision; ensuring value for money and an ethical supply chain. This role will give the candidate the opportunity to identify areas of development and improvement within the existing system, helping WYFRS to be the best it can be.

    The perfect candidate will be able to effectively lead a team to achieve savings and efficiencies targets and express concepts and ideas to every level within the organisation. You will demonstrate commitment to promoting ethical standards and behaviours; driving positive change and good practice.

    The successful candidate will be expected to lead by example; with hands-on involvement in producing specifications and tender documentation including the drafting of contracts.

    You will have proven experience of being an effective leader through major procurement projects, with an extensive knowledge of all aspects of procurement. The successful candidate must possess a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Level 6 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.

    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. 

    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!

    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.