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:

Transfer Opportunities

Training Instructor - Watch Manager B

£38,611 per annum - 9-day fortnight

We are currently seeking transfer applications from Wholetime Substantive Competent Watch 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 Watch 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 3/4 qualification

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 29 November 2019.

For further information please contact Group Manager Shaun Baker on 01952 234069.

 

Transfer Opportunities

Wholetime Firefighter (Competent)

Salary £31,144 per annum

42 hours per week

We have opportunities for Wholetime Firefighters at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.  Applications are invited from current serving Wholetime Competent Firefighters on NJC terms and conditions of service who have:

Completed the National Firefighter Selection process
Completed a Wholetime Recruits Course
Hold NVQ Level 3 in Operations in the Community, or equivalent

We welcome applicants who are interested in job share opportunities. Please indicate this on your application form.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply, please request an application form by emailing HRAssistants@shropshirefire.gov.uk. The closing date for applications is 6 December 2019.

Please note that we will hold your application on file for a period of 12 months.

 

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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Open Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies

Further Information

recruitment@shropshirefire.gov.uk