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  • Position: ICT Infrastructure Engineer – Voice and Communications

    Contract Type: Full-time, Job Share

    Job Function: IT

    Closing Date: 16 June 2019

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

    Location:

    Are you an experienced Infrastructure Engineer specialising in Voice and Communications technology?

    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 manage, maintain and support the ICT infrastructure and play a key role in how it is shaped and developed in the future.

    You will have proven experience in supporting and delivering communications solutions in a complex multi-site organisation with specific knowledge of fixed and mobile telephony, radio systems, network systems and VoIP. You will need to be flexible and adaptable, willing to be part of an out of hours standby scheme and hold an appropriate professional technical qualification such as communications or networking technologies.

    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 and the possession of current valid driving licence.

    We offer an excellent package, including Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking, 37 hour flexible working week, an employee assistance programme, technical as well as corporate 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 16th June 2019 with interviews will be held on 27th June 2019.

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    Click here for terms & conditions associated with the post

    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 - Fire Investigation Officer

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 16 June 2019

    Salary: Watch Commander B Salary plus 20% Flexi Duty System Allowance

    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 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 following 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 16 June 2019

    Shortlisting completed week commencing 1 July 2019.

    Competency based Interview and Presentation 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.

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    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

  • Position: Crew Manager Training Centre Instructor (Internal only)

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Firefighter

    Closing Date: 09 June 2019

    Salary: Crew Manager rates

    Location:

    Applications are being sought from Wholetime Firefighters and Crew Managers to work in Trauma, BA, Trainee and Technical Rescue Training departments.

    Description:

    Training Centre Instructors receive a 4% Training Centre Instructor Additional Responsibility Allowance and a 4% Training Centre Instructor Duty System Allowance (Grey book flexi system, which may include weekends and evenings, predominately working at FSHQ but may include other appropriate locations as required). 

    Successful FF applicants will not be required to enter the FF to CM promotion process unless they wish to do so and will be paid at CM rate of pay.

    As part of your qualification you may have to attend residential courses out of county.

    Eligibility

    Members of staff applying must:

    • be a Wholetime substantive and competent Firefighter or Crew Manager
    • have a band ‘A’ or ‘B’ in their most recent PDR
    • have no current disciplinary awards
    • have a full driving licence

    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 http://www.wyfs.co.uk/careers/vacancies

    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 following 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

    • Applications open:                       Tuesday 21st May 2019             
    • Applications close:                       Sunday 9th June 2019 (midnight)         
    • Shortlisting:                                w/c Monday 10th June 2019
    • Presentation and Interviews:        w/c Monday 24th June 2019

    For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact SM Adam Greenwood at Adam.Greenwood01@westyorksfire.gov.uk or relevant Head of department.

    Click here for Job Description/Person Specification

    Click here for Grey Book Recruitment Guidance Notes

     

    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: Driver Trainer/Instructor - ADI

    Contract Type: Full-time, Temporary

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 26 May 2019

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

    Location:

    Applications are invited for a non-operational Driver Training Instructor to assist the Authority by providing support on training and operation of CAT B & C Fire Vehicles. You will be required to train personnel in a number of specialist vehicles to recognised national standards for emergency response driving.

    Description:

     

    There are 2 posts available:

     

    1. Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) This post is full-time, fixed term for 2 years.

     

    1. Core Driver/Instructor (LGV Cat C and Specialist roles). This post is 18.5 hours per week (working pattern to be discussed), and is permanent

     

    You may apply for one or both of the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) position or Core Driver/Instructor roles (LGV Cat C and Specialist roles), however there are separate applications for both posts.

     

    You will be carrying out instruction in line with the requirements of the department as directed by the Driver Training Manager.

     

    Applicants for the ADI role must be Approved Driving Instructors (ADI).

     

    Applicants for the LGV role will have held an LGV licence (Cat C) with experience of training LGV drivers to a high standard.

     

    It is essential that applicants hold a full and current driving licence, possess a recognised teaching / training and assessors qualification and have a sound knowledge of driving skills, legislation and road safety knowledge. You must also have the ability to implement practical health and safety at work and possess good computer skills.

     

    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.

    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, 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: Driver Trainer/Instructor - LGV

    Contract Type: Part-time, Permanent, Job Share

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 26 May 2019

    Salary: £24,313 to £26,317 per annum (FTE)

    Location:

    Applications are invited for a non-operational Driver Training Instructor to assist the Authority by providing support on training and operation of CAT B & C Fire Vehicles. You will be required to train personnel in a number of specialist vehicles to recognised national standards for emergency response driving.

    Description:

     

    There are 2 posts available:

     

    1. Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) This post is full-time, fixed term for 2 years.

     

    1. Core Driver/Instructor (LGV Cat C and Specialist roles). This post is 18.5 hours per week (working pattern to be discussed), and is permanent

     

    You may apply for one or both of the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) position or Core Driver/Instructor roles (LGV Cat C and Specialist roles), however there are separate applications for both posts.

     

     

    You will be carrying out instruction in line with the requirements of the department as directed by the Driver Training Manager.

     

    Applicants for the ADI role must be Approved Driving Instructors (ADI).

     

    Applicants for the LGV role will have held an LGV licence (Cat C) with experience of training LGV drivers to a high standard.

     

    It is essential that applicants hold a full and current driving licence, possess a recognised teaching / training and assessors qualification and have a sound knowledge of driving skills, legislation and road safety knowledge. You must also have the ability to implement practical health and safety at work and possess good computer skills.

     

    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.

    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, 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.