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  • Position: Firefighter Control - 4 Posts - Fixed Term for 12 Months

    Contract Type: Temporary

    Job Function: Control

    Closing Date: 05 January 2020

    Salary: £22,198 (Trainee) rising to 29,587 (Competent)


    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue Services; to become part of a family where everyone plays their part in making West Yorkshire Safer.


    The role of a Fire Fighter (Control) is to receive emergency calls and mobilise appropriate appliances, officers and equipment.  Provide fire survival guidance to callers trapped.  Provide continual support to crews at incidents, to minimise loss of life and damage to property.  Monitor and maintain resource cover throughout the county. 

    Successful candidates will be able to communicate clearly and confidently, will have the ability to multitask and interpret & apply information accurately and quickly. Please see the Person Specification for a full list of the experience, special knowledge & skills and education & training required to successfully apply for this vacancy.

    Joining a first-rate organisation, you will have the job satisfaction of knowing each day that you are contributing to the success of one of just six metropolitan fire and rescue services in the UK, supporting over 950 firefighters who work round the clock to help people and save lives.

    The post is fixed-term for 12 months to cover maternity, however please note that there is potential for the post to become permanent if a vacancy does arise.

    Assessments for this vacancy will take place on 17th and 22nd January 2020.

    Interviews will take place on 27th and 31st January 2020.

    The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

    We offer an excellent package, including Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking, an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym.

    We are a caring organisation, promote an environment of inclusivity and learning and welcome people from all walks of life - just as long as you can show commitment to our values such as integrity and teamwork.

    If you can meet this challenge, we want to hear from you!

    Click here for Terms and Conditions

    Click here for Job Description

    Please click here for Guidance Notes

    All correspondence will usually be sent to your email account registered with the online recruitment system rather than by letter. Please check your email account regularly.

    If after reading all of this information, you are interested in applying, please read the documents listed above for more details and click on 'Apply' for the application form.

    Please note we do not accept CVs. If you are viewing this vacancy on ‘jobsindeed’ or other external platform, the only way to apply for this vacancy is to visit and the complete application form via our online Access vacancy system.