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  • Position: Secondary Employment Opportunity - Drone (Unmanned Ariel Vehicle) Operator (Internal)

    Contract Type: Part-time, On-Call

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 08 March 2020

    Salary: Grade 4 - £22,021 to £23,836 full time equivalent

    Location: FSHQ, Birkenshaw

    Description:

    Applications are invited from Green Book staff to undertake the role of Drone (Unmanned Ariel Vehicle) Operator. 

    Closing Date – Midnight 8 March 2020 

    The successful candidates will be required to attend FSHQ within 45 minutes following a request for the drone. They will also be expected to work flexibly to support a rota comprising of 8 pilots. Each mobilisation will consist of two pilots.  

    The standby rota will be initially over a period of twelve months but may be subject to change within this period under a mutual agreement.   

    During your normal working day there may be occasions whereby the Drone is requested to an operational incident within Brigade or through an agreed MOU to our neighbouring Brigades. Therefore agreement from your line manager must be sought prior to submitting your application.

    Full training will be provided to the successful applicants.

    For further information on the Drone please click on the link below:

    Click here for the Drone Policy

    Those eligible to apply must:

    • Have a band A or B in their current PDR
    • Have no current disciplinary awards
    • Have and maintain a full driving licence
    • Line Manager approval

    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 https://static.wcn.co.uk/company/wyfrs/internal_search.html.

    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 your application form if you meet all Essential criteria. Any incomplete applications received or applications received after the deadline date will be discounted

    Timeline

    • Applications open:  17 February 2020
    • Applications close: 8  March  2020 (midnight)
    • Shortlisting:       Week commencing  9 March 2019       
    • Interview:    Date to be confirmed

    For an informal discussion about this role, please contact WM Andy Metcalfe or Stuart Wilson on 01274 471781 (Email: Andrew.metcalfe01@westyorksfire.gov.uk)

    Click here for the Job Description.

    Click here for the 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: On-Call Watch Manager – Mytholmroyd (Internal only)

    Contract Type: On-Call

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 01 March 2020

    Salary: Watch Commander On-call

    Location: Mytholmroyd Fire Station, Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd HX7 5DL

    Description:

    An opportunity has arisen for a Watch Manager (WM) to work at Mytholmroyd Fire Station on the Retained Duty System (RDS). Applications are welcome from existing Wholetime and RDS Watch Managers and competent Crew Commanders as a promotion opportunity.

     Members of staff applying must be:

    • A competent Watch Manager or Crew Commander
    • Have a band ‘A’ or ‘B’ in their most recent PDR
    • Have no current disciplinary awards throughout the process
    • Live within a 1mile radius or a 5 minute response time to the On-Call station
    • Be able to provide a minimum of 60 hours cover per week (minimum 40 premium hours per week)
    • Have a full current driving licence

     Application

    If 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 your application form if you meet all Essential criteria. Please see the guidance notes attached to the vacancy. Any incomplete applications received will be discounted.

     Timeline

     Applications open:                                    Monday 17 February 2020                             

    Applications close:                                     Sunday 1 March 2020

    Shortlisting:                                              Tuesday 3 March 2019

    Presentation and Interview:                       W/C 16 March 2020

    Command Assessment (if required):           TBC*

     *Successful applicants will be individually assessed to ascertain what level of command competence they currently have, and a development programme will be designed to work towards an assessment.

    For an informal discussion about these vacancies, please contact SM Ronan Bruce at ronan.bruce01@westyorksfire.gov.uk  or Mobile: 07789696560

     For further details including the job description and to apply online visit the corporate website http://www.wyfs.co.uk/careers/vacancies or the e-recruitment website https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/west_yorkshire_fire_and_rescue_service/vms/e/careers/search/new

     For those employees unfamiliar with the e-recruitment system please click here for guidance on registering and using the online system.

     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 and ensure you have read the guidance notes regarding completion of the application form.

     This vacancy will close on Sunday 1 March 2020

     Click here for the Job Description

    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: On-Call Crew Manager – Mytholmroyd (Internal only)

    Contract Type: On-Call

    Job Function: Other Roles

    Closing Date: 01 March 2020

    Salary: Crew Commander On-call

    Location: Mytholmroyd, Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd HX7 5DL

    Description:

    An opportunity has arisen for a Crew Manager (CM) to work at Mytholmroyd Fire Station on the Retained Duty System (RDS). Applications are welcome from existing Wholetime and RDS Crew Commanders and competent Firefighters as a promotion opportunity.

    Members of staff applying must be:

    • A competent Firefighter or Crew Commander
    • Have a band ‘A’ or ‘B’ in their most recent PDR
    • Have no current disciplinary awards throughout the process
    • Live within a 1mile radius or a 5 minute response time to the On-Call station
    • Be able to provide a minimum of 60 hours cover per week (minimum 40 premium hours per week)
    • Have a full current driving licence

     Application

     If 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 your application form if you meet all Essential criteria. Please see the guidance notes attached to the vacancy. Any incomplete applications received will be discounted.

    Timeline

     

    Applications open:                                     Monday 17 February 2020                    

    Applications close:                                     Sunday 1 March 2020

    Shortlisting:                                              Tuesday 3 March 2019

    Presentation and Interview:                        W/C 16 March 2020

    Command Assessment (if required):            TBC*

     *Successful applicants will be individually assessed to ascertain what level of command competence they currently have, and a development programme will be designed to work towards an assessment.

     For an informal discussion about these vacancies, please contact SM Ronan Bruce at ronan.bruce01@westyorksfire.gov.uk  or Mobile: 07789696560

    For further details including the job description and to apply online visit the corporate website http://www.wyfs.co.uk/careers/vacancies or the e-recruitment website https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/west_yorkshire_fire_and_rescue_service/vms/e/careers/search/new

     Click here for the Job Description

    For those employees unfamiliar with the e-recruitment system please click here for guidance on registering and using the online system.

     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 and ensure you have read the guidance notes regarding completion of the application form.

     This vacancy will close on Sunday 1 March 2020

     

    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: Operational Risk - Fire Protection Officer

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent, Job Share

    Job Function: Fire Protection

    Closing Date: 23 February 2020

    Salary: £32,029 to £33,799 per annum

    Location: Service Delivery Centre, 637 Stanningley Road, Leeds, LS28 6FS

    Description:

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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 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 23 February 2020.

    We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

    Click here for the Job Description

    Click here for the 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 complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.

    We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

  • Position: Storekeeper

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: Transport

    Closing Date: 01 March 2020

    Salary: £18,795 to £19,945 per annum

    Location: Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY

    Description:

    As a key member of the Stores section you will assist the Stores Manager in providing a comprehensive stores function to the Fire & Rescue Service. The principal duties of the role will include checking incoming and outgoing goods, conducting stock checks, ordering, collecting and delivering vehicle parts, mail, stores and equipment to and from all Authority sites.

    Experience of working in a working within a vehicle parts stores environment is essential along with evidence of using a computer based vehicle stock control system Candidates must have the ability to work in a team and work flexibly in relation to the needs of the post. A current and full car driving licence is pre-requisite for the role. 

    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.

    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 and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

  • Position: Area Manager (B) FDS

    Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Job Function: Other Roles, Firefighter

    Closing Date: 01 March 2020

    Salary: Salary £75,753 Development Pay to £83,093 Competent Pay per annum (Inclusive of allowances). Lease car contribution £4,592

    Location: Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY

    Description:

    Due to a retirement in October 2020, an exciting opportunity has arisen 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 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 candidates 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.

    Timeline

    • Applications open:                                          10th February 2020
    • Applications close:                                          1st March 2020
    • Shortlisting:                                                   Week Commencing 2nd March 2020
    • Psychometric Tests:                                        9th to 22nd March 2020
    • Command Assessments (Table top):                16th, 17th and 18th March 2020
    • Assessment Centre:                                       23rd March 2020
    • Presentation & Interviews:                              26th and 30th March 2020

    The closing date for applications will be Midnight 1st March 2020

    For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:

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

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

     

    Click here for Job Description

    Click here for Continuous Duty System Policy

    Click here for Relocation Assistance Policy

    Click here for WYFRS Values

    For candidates unfamiliar with the e-recruitment system please click here for guidance on registering and using the online system

    Click here for Psychometric Tests Guidance

    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 and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

  • Position: Workshop Manager

    Contract Type: Full-time

    Job Function: Transport

    Closing Date: 23 February 2020

    Salary: £32,029 to £33,799 per annum

    Location: Headquarters, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY

    Description:

    Are you an experienced Workshop Manager looking for the next challenge? 

    A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services; to become part of a team where everyone plays their part in making West Yorkshire Safer.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to manage the West Yorkshire Fire Service vehicle repair facility at the Headquarters site in Birkenshaw, Bradford, ensuring the safety and reliability of firefighting vehicles and equipment through an extensive program of preventative maintenance and reactive repair.

    You will have proven experience managing a commercial or public sector workshop, be flexible and adaptable and possess an extensive knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair. You will be qualified to at least C&G level 3 in vehicle repair or ONC certificate in mechanical engineering with additional experience in managing teams in a workshop environment.

    You will be committed to the highest standards of vehicle engineering and be able to demonstrate a passion for delivering excellence and efficiency, with the ability to be an effective leader of a team of experienced, highly skilled technicians.

    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 vehicles and equipment you would provide are a vital element in this life saving work.

    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, actively promoting our core values such as integrity and teamwork.

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

    Interview to be held 06/03/20.

    Click here for Job Description

    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 complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.

    We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.