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 vacancies:

Prevention Officer – Vulnerable Groups 
37 hours per week

Grade 6 - £22,911 per annum

Permanent

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. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a DBS check before the appointment is confirmed.

For a job description and application form please see below.

Please return applications to HRAssistants@shropshirefire.gov.uk.

The closing date for applications is 24 April 2020.

 

Prevention Officer – Road and Water Safety 
18.5 hours per week

Grade 6 - £22,911 per annum pro rata

Temporary fixed term 12 months

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Prevention Team to co-ordinate all aspects of road and water safety delivery for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. The individual will work with a range of partners to promote road and water safety awareness in the community.

The post holder will be required to liaise with officers from other agencies as well as co-ordinate the delivery of road and water safety events and campaigns around the county.

A large proportion of the role will be to design and deliver road and water safety training, which will include the need to develop a range of training packages that suit different target audiences.

A full valid driving licence is essential. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a DBS check before the appointment is confirmed.

For a job description and application form please see below.

Please return applications to HRAssistants@shropshirefire.gov.uk.

The closing date for applications is 24 April 2020.

 

Transfer Opportunities

Training Instructor - Crew Manager

£34,528 per annum, plus 5.5% (Trainers Allowance) + flexibility payment for weekend working

9-day fortnight

We are currently seeking transfer applications from Wholetime Substantive Competent Crew Managers for the post of Training Instructor based at the Training and Development Centre, Stafford Park 1, Telford. Training Instructors are expected to work for 24 weekend days per annum with one evening commitment of 3.5 hours per week. In recognition of this a flexibility payment is payable.   Applications are invited from current serving Wholetime Substantive Competent Crew Managers on NJC terms and conditions of service who have:

Skills for justice or equivalent accreditation in BAI, RTCI & CFBTI
Rescue 3 accreditation in SRTI & RROI (Desirable)
FREC 3

If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply, please request an application form and job description by emailing HRAssistants@shropshirefire.gov.uk. The closing date for applications is 10 April 2020.                            

For further information please contact Group Manager Marc Millward on 01952 234068.

 

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

 

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Further Information

recruitment@shropshirefire.gov.uk