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On-Call Recruitment & Engagement Officer

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
£26,421 - £28,770 per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Emergency Services
Job Type
Non-uniformed staff
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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Job Details

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen within our Response Directorate for an On-Call Recruitment & Engagement Officer based at Service Headquarters, Hindlip, Worcester.

The overall purpose of the role will be to contribute to the delivery of the Response Strategy supporting the Recruitment, Marketing and Retention Team to design, deliver and promote EDI focused recruitment and engagement strategies in line with national and local objectives and frameworks. 

To be considered for this role you will have previous experience of developing and delivering engagement activities to a wide audience and demonstrate knowledge of recruitment and selection processes. You will also have experience of working with and engaging underrepresented groups and an understanding of positive people culture. You will also have evidence of challenging discrimination and promoting and implementing equal opportunities.

Most importantly, we are seeking an individual who is passionate, personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable in this subject area and is driven to make impactful change. This will require the ability to work under pressure to conflicting deadlines, supported by a knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and associated applications.

The key duties will include the design, delivery and evaluation of recruitment and engagement strategy, initiatives, programmes and events across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. You will engage and build relationships with stakeholders, community teams and network groups to deliver initiatives and raise awareness of the On-Call Firefighter role and create processes and opportunities to positively impact recruitment and the diversity profile within the service. 

The job description, person specification and an application form can be found attached to this job advert, at the bottom of the page. 

Reasons to Join Us 

HWFRS is proud to offer a range of benefits for this role, including:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing to 32 days after five years’ continuous service (plus bank holidays)
  • Access to a local government pension scheme
  • Flexi-time scheme allowing you to have an element of flexibility over your working hours
  • Hybrid working opportunities
  • Free car parking

The successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment checks including a standard DBS check and a social media screening check. The successful applicant will also be subject to a NPPV Level 2 Vetting Check, as we are co-located on West Mercia Police premises.  

Any questions or for an informal discussion please contact Station Commander Craig Newman on 07899 066055.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 20th June 2024 at midday.

Interviews will take place on 1st and 2nd July 2024

We recommend you read the candidate guidance notes, as well as the job description and person specification, before applying for this role. 

Attached documents
Candidate Guidance Notes
Job Description & Person Specification


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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for providing day-to-day fire and rescue services across the two counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our stations are staffed by a mix of 'wholetime' firefighters - operating on a full-time basis and providing an immediate response - and ‘on-call’ firefighters who work and live in their local communities and respond to emergency calls whenever they are needed.

There are many interesting career opportunities with us, in Fire Control or one of our specialist support staff roles as well as being a firefighter.

Support staff work in areas including Finance, Community Safety, Training, Human Resources, Information Technology and Workshops. 

Equality and inclusion

We aim to provide equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and sections of society.

Company info
01905 368343
Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Service
Hindlip Park
United Kingdom

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