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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
All offers of employment will be subject to a skills gap analysis, references, medical, fitness test, Disclosure and pre-employment checks.
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.
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SM Steve Holt at email@example.com
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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.