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:

Firefighter – Control

Full Time, Temporary for 12 months

£21,763 per annum, rising to £22,669 following successful completion of 4 weeks training

We are looking for someone to work within a small team dedicated to receiving 999 emergency calls, dispatching and providing support to operational fire crews dealing with emergency incidents.  Additional responsibilities of the team include a wide range of technical, operational and administrative duties.

We operate a Flexible-rostering duty system in our Fire Control department. For more specific details around this please contact Steve Jones, Fire Control Manager, on 01743 260226

Previous experience of emergency call handling is desirable. Interested candidates must have good written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; be computer literate with keyboard skills of at least 30 words a minute and be able to calm and control situations involving emergency calls.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure Check.

For a full job description and application form please see below.  Applications should be emailed to HRAssistants@shropshirefire.gov.uk

Closing date for applications is 2 August 2019.

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

 

HR Officer

Full Time, 37 hours per week

Grade 9 - £31,371 per annum

We are looking for an experienced HR Officer, to work as part of dynamic team, to implement our People Strategy and provide support to Managers and personnel working throughout Shropshire. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives on working in a busy environment and would relish the opportunity to support the development of HR policies, systems and procedures.

Reporting to the Head of HR and Administration, you will have a varied workload and must be able to work well under pressure and to multiple deadlines whilst providing a customer focused service. 

You will provide comprehensive HR advice and support to managers and employees with the aim of building and maintaining positive working relationships.  The successful candidate will also be proactive in coaching and supporting Managers in dealing with more complex issues.  You will possess a sound up to date knowledge of current and forthcoming employment legislation and be able to demonstrate a good track record of effective communication skills and the ability to promote, support and adapt to change.

You will be a proactive, can do person, with the ability to role model a positive team working culture, representing the HR Team in a professional manner to all stakeholders at all times. Practical experience in a people-focused HR role is key, with a pragmatic attitude to solving HR problems.

Good HR analytical and IT skills are essential and you will have experience of successfully researching, producing and working with a range of management information to support informed business decision making.

You will be CIPD qualified with demonstrable generalist HR and management experience.

For a full job description and application form please see below.  Closing date for applications is 12 August 2019.

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

 

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Further Information

recruitment@shropshirefire.gov.uk