Current Vacancies

Shropshire FRS staff stand in front of a fire appliance

Firefighters may attract the headlines but a modern fire and rescue service relies upon a talented team of support staff to help deliver the service the community expects. These roles are wide and varied and include Administration Support, Human Resources, ICT, Operational Planning, Planning & Performance, Resources & Workshops, and Training & Development.

For more information about all job roles, including support staff roles, please contact our human resources team on 01743 260200 or email recruitment@shropshirefire.gov.uk

Firefighter

The primary role of a firefighter is to protect people, the environment and property by responding to emergency incidents. These days, the role of a firefighter is about more than fighting fires. Just as important is the fire safety work, helping prevent fires and accidents from happening.

Firefighters advise people on fire prevention, escape routes and hazards at home, in the community and in business. They visit schools, teach and work with children to raise awareness of dangers like fireworks and matches. And they work with businesses promoting safety initiatives and inspecting buildings to make sure they meet fire safety regulations. For more information on firefighters, please visit this page. LINK

Control Operator

The control room is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by four watches of four fire control operators.

The main role of the fire control operators is to answer the emergency calls and decide what appliances need to be sent to each incident. Although the mobilising officer is in charge of this decision, each control operator needs to have a good knowledge of what to send, as the mobilising officer may be otherwise engaged during busy spells.

Other duties are carried out during periods when the Service is not responding to incidents.

Fire Safety

Within this directorate there are 2 departments which carry out prevention work in conjunction with Firefighters. These departments are:

  • Business Fire Safety - This department focusses on safety regulations in the workplace or public locations.
  • Community Fire Safety - This department focusses on safety measures in the community, dealing with arson, anti-social behaviour, along with home, road and water safety.

Support Staff

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service also employs a range of other staff who carry out various jobs to support the aims and the work of the Service.

These roles are wide and varied and include Administration Support, Human Resources, ICT, Operational Planning, Planning & Performance, Resources & Workshops, and Training & Development.

We currently have the following vancancies:

Training and Development Co-ordinator

Fixed Term Contract - 12 months

Grade 5 – £21,166 per annum (pro rata)

25 hours per week (Flexible)

We are looking for an exceptionally organised and motivated individual to join our Training and Development Team at Telford on a 12 month fixed term contract. The successful applicant will be responsible for co-ordination of training events throughout Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to support the timely allocation of training for all our employees.

This includes all training administration functions, including the input, management and reporting of data, filing and document management, liaison with both internal customers and external providers of training activities and products and for providing general guidance and support to other members of the Training Administration Team. 

The position will be based at Telford Learning and Development Centre, Stafford Park, Telford, reporting to the Station Manager, Development.

The post offers a flexible working system and days and hours of work will be negotiable. The post offers eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme, 23 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays and an additional discretionary day as determined by the Authority.

For a job description and application form please see below attachments. Please email completed applications to Recruitment@shropshirefire.gov.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 5 April 2019.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion at work.  We want to reflect the communities we service and therefore we positively welcome applicants from disabled people and minority groups who are under-represented in our Service.

 

Corporate Communications Officer

Grade 9 - £31,371 per annum (as of 1st April 2019)

37 hours per week

As our Service continues on a period of significant change we are looking to recruit a highly motivated, multi skilled communications professional. Overseeing the delivery of our Communications Strategy you will be an experienced communications professional with a good level of exposure to working in the public sector. You will be expected to develop and deliver both internal and external communications and engagement plans.

Working alongside Elected Members and Service Personnel you will respond to media enquiries, plan campaigns, work social media channels and draft clear and compelling internal communications. 

The role is full of autonomy and variety, which will give you the opportunity to put your creative, management and people skills into practice.  

Activities also include:

Supporting organisational change by ensuring appropriate systems of communications are in place for key Service Objectives and the Service’s Digital Change Programme.
Supporting the Strategic Alliance with Hereford and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Delivering internal communications and employee engagement activities.
Overseeing the use of social media to support the delivery of Service information to staff, the public and media.

Although the post will be based at our Headquarters in Shrewsbury, there will be a requirement to engage with staff and stakeholders across the county and liaison with neighbouring emergency Services requiring you to travel.

For a job description and application form please see below attachments. Please email completed applications to Recruitment@shropshirefire.gov.uk  and enclose a current CV with your application. The closing date for applications is 12 April 2019.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to equality and diversity at work. We positively welcome applications from disabled people and under-represented groups.  

 

Multi Media and Communications Support Officer

Grade 7 - £25,295 per annum (as of 1st April 2019)

37 hours per week

Working with the Service’s Corporate Communication Officer you will manage and maintain the Service’s external Website and internal portal, develop graphic and multimedia solutions, produce videos, podcasts and audio content.

Liaising with staff at all levels of the Service you will be responsible for gathering user requirements, creating story boards, designing, demonstrating and handing over solutions such as digital campaign materials. An ability to work under your own initiative, but also capable of working to deadlines on multiple projects and activities is an essential part of the role. 

You will be required to keep your skills updated through continual professional development to take advantage of the latest developments in technologies, in order to deliver high quality multimedia solutions across the Service.  

You will be highly motivated, possess strong customer service skills and have a willingness to adapt and embrace new challenges. The role requires excellent IT skills, well developed communications skills, an attention to detail and a flair for creativity and design.

For a job description and application form please see below attachments. Please email completed applications to Recruitment@shropshirefire.gov.uk  and enclose a current CV with your application. The closing date for applications is 12 April 2019.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to equality and diversity at work. We positively welcome applications from disabled people and under-represented groups.  

 

Vulnerable Persons Officer  

Grade 6 - £22,911 per annum (as of 1st April 2019)

37 Hours Per Week

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Prevention Team to work closely with vulnerable groups in the community.

Applicants must have a strong empathy and background of working with vulnerable groups within their home environment.

Key responsibilities will include delivering Shropshire Fire and Rescue Services Prevention strategy, working with statutory partners and attending forums which represent the interests of vulnerable people.

A large proportion of the role will include delivering Safe and Well visits in the homes of vulnerable people.

A full valid driving licence is essential.

For a job description and application form please see below attachments. Please email completed applications to Recruitment@shropshirefire.gov.uk   The closing date for applications is 18 April 2019.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to equality and diversity at work. We positively welcome applications from disabled people and under-represented groups.  

 

Open Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies

Further Information

recruitment@shropshirefire.gov.uk