Watch Manager - Fire Safety Inspecting Officer

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Fire Service Headquarters, St Michael's Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2HJ
Wholetime Watch Manager rate of pay (Development / Competent B)
27 Apr 2022
31 May 2022
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About Us

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service operates from 23 strategically located sites across Shropshire. The Service has 3 whole-time stations located in Shrewsbury, Telford and Wellington. On-call firefighters operate from 22 stations. The Service headquarters is in Shrewsbury and the Training Centre is in Telford.

More than 500 full-time and on-call firefighters protect 493,000 residents throughout Shropshire & Telford and Wrekin and attend some 4,000 emergencies annually.

We provide emergency response services for the whole of Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin, operating with 46 vehicles plus specialist appliances.

Our prevention and protection activities also help educate and protect communities we serve and businesses within the area to avoid fires happening in the first place.

A modern fire and rescue service also 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, Finance, Planning & Performance, Resources & Workshops, and Training & Development.

Shropshire Fire & Rescue are currently seeking applications from current Wholetime Substantive Watch Managers and Wholetime Competent Crew Managers with a Crew Manager to Watch Manager CPG pass, to join our Fire Protection Department based at our Service Headquarters in Shrewsbury.

Applicants must:

  • Have an understanding of Fire Safety Enforcement legislation and procedures.
  • An understanding of the principles of fire investigation.
  • Level 1 Incident Command
  • Have a current full UK driving license

The Watch Manager – Inspecting Officers currently engage in an out of hours rota providing fire protection information and advice during operational incidents. In recognition of this an out of hours allowance is payable. The successful candidate will be expected to join this rota once the opportunity becomes available.

For a full job description please see attached document at the bottom of this advert.



For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact SM Alec Thomas

The post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check, references and medical clearance.

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

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Watch Manager - Fire Safety Inspecting Officer April 2022.doc