Wholetime Fire Fighter

£22,237 - £29,638
12 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017
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Have you got what it takes?

The role of a wholetime firefighter can sometimes be quite different from what you might expect. You’ll probably know that we work shifts, often carrying out our duties in arduous, highly stressful conditions and are frequently in contact with people who are suffering.

To keep ourselves effective, it’s no surprise that we regularly practice our drills, but did you know that we;

  • Educate young drivers to help minimise the risk of accident and injury?
  • Conduct home and workplace fire safety checks to ensure our communities are safeguarded?
  • Support our blue light colleagues in Ambulance and Police, from medical emergencies to rescuing people from Road Traffic Collisions?

Road and Fire Safety presentations at schools and local events?
Rescue both people and animals from height, confined spaces and where they are facing real danger?
If you’re still reading, that’s a good sign; it means you are still interested!

If you have compassion and an honest desire to help others, are a strong team player who treats others with dignity and respect, if you hold yourself to high integrity standards and demonstrate a solid level of resilience, these are the qualities we are looking for.

What else do I need to know?

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has a number of Stations that provide wholetime cover (24 hours a day/seven days a week) in Nuneaton, Rugby, Leamington, Stratford, Coleshill, Atherstone and Gaydon.

You will be placed at stations where there are vacancies, but it’s worthwhile being aware that our firefighters may also be required to transfer and work at other stations in the county.

To be considered you must:

  • be 18 years of age (at the beginning of your training course)
  • hold a full, current UK Driving Licence
  • have the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential

As our last campaign was almost 9 years ago, we anticipate significant levels of interest in these posts; it is strongly encouraged that you to apply as soon as you possibly can, in order to be considered.

For current Retained Firefighters currently working for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue: you will follow the same recruitment process, please apply without delay.

This is a great opportunity for us to ensure that the people we employ reflect our diverse communities. Applications are encouraged from females and ethnic minority communities, who are looking for a great career in a great service.

Closing Date: 15:00 Friday 28th April

What happens after I apply?

If you are successful at application stage, you will need to pass some psychometric selection tests.

The assessments are administered online by SHL; you can find out more about these types of assessment and have a go at some practice questions by visiting - https://www.cebglobal.com/shldirect/en/practice-tests

If you pass the initial application and then the psychometric assessments, you’ll proceed to the next stages in the selection process within the coming weeks. This will involve interviews, written tests, medical examinations (all applicants will be considered, irrespective of current or past medical conditions) and tests of physical strength (using ladders, hoses and other equipment which are essential to firefighters).

Further information

More information is available at our dedicated Warwickshire Fire and Rescue site, at https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/wholetimefirefighters

If you have any further questions, please contact us at recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk or 01926 738 444.