On-Call Firefighter

Warwickshire County Wide
£2,419 - £3,224
31 May 2022
12 Sep 2022
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Be extraordinary – become an On-Call Firefighter

Help protect your local community – join our team of On-Call Firefighters!

On-Call firefighting can be for anyone, it could be the ideal job for someone who now works from home, a parent who needs flexible working hours, someone with some spare time, is unemployed or even someone in full-time employment.? 

If you would like to be an On-Call Firefighter, you must live or work within five minutes travel from the fire station you will be based at. If you can work remotely for you full time employer, then you can work from any of our fire stations. The job involves a number of hours where you must be available for call outs via a pager.? 

We are looking for dedicated and committed people to deliver modern fire and rescue services within your local community. Join us at this exciting time?and we will provide you with a high level of training and a chance to be part of a professional team.? 

The essential requirements

Aged 18 and above on or before the initial course date  Able to reach the station within five minutes of a call at normal road speed  Able to attend a drill session once a week at your On-Call station  Have permission from your employer if responding to calls from work 

The Role
Do you have the enthusiasm to work in a team environment?

Are you willing to support the community?

There is a requirement to attend a weekly training drill session for at least two hours at your local fire station. 

On-call Firefighters receive a basic salary and are paid extra for any call out’s, training courses, drill periods.?? 

On average you could earn between £5000 and £8000 per year.? 

For further information about the role please?click here. 

Still interested in becoming an On-Call Firefighter? 

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To take a look at some case studies from?current serving Firefighters and for employer advice,?please visit the NFCC website at?https://oncallfire.uk/

Our 6 week workout plan includes a series of cardio and strength training exercises, using your own body weight as resistance. We also have?FireFit videos which will give you an insight into?each of the role related physical tests:?? 

Get FireFit and Role Related Test Videos

The Application Process

Once you have submitted your application and your On-Call address has been verified (if remote working please put the fire station address), you will be invited to attend the following stages:? 

On-Call Firefighter Awareness Day (optional) - Date TBC  Written assessments - Date TBC  Role Related Physical - Assessments Date TBC  Interview – Date TBC Medical and Fitness test – Date TBC 

You must pass each stage of the process to progress to the next.? 

If successful in all assessments and pre-employment checks completed, you will be expected to attend the initial recruit training course.

Please note:

Candidates will be given advance notice to attend a briefing session and other assessment events. If your circumstances change or you are unable to attend an assessment event, please notify us or withdraw your application if the position is no longer suitable.? 

For further information about the role please contact ffrecruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk? 

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.? 

Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not be submitted unless asked to do so.? 

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.? 

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk.? 

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification. 

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact?hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.? 

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.? ? 

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce.?Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.?WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See?more.


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