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Crew Manager - Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (REF: CM:HWFRS)

Wholetime Crew Commander Salary: Crew Commander in line with NJC Grey Book pay scales Location: Various locations across the HWFRS boundary Contract: Full time, permanent plus pension and benefits

Listed 20 September 2021

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is pleased to invite applications for the role of Crew Commander. HWFRS is a forward thinking and dynamic organisation looking for talented, positive and inspirational individuals to join our team across locations stretching east to west from the Cotswolds to the mid-Wales border, and from the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve in the north, to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the south – with the Malvern Hills AONB right at the heart of the two counties. Our stations are crewed by a mix of Wholetime and On-Call Firefighters, supported by Fire Control staff and Support Staff.

We attend just over 6,500 incidents each year – more than 125 incidents every week – including property and countryside fires, RTCs and water and animal rescues, sometimes assisted by our USAR colleagues.

Eligibility to apply

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria at the point of application: 

  • Be a competent UK Local Authority Wholetime or On Call Firefighter (or role above) 
  • Be eligible to live and work in the UK without restrictions • Have had an appraisal in the last 12 months 
  • Not have any live formal disciplinary sanctions 
  • Not be in a formal capability process 
  • Be medically fit to undertake the role (current fitness test and 3 yearly medical)

Positions are available in a variety of functional and station based roles with a variety of duty systems on offer. Duty systems include the 7 day Flexi-Time System (42 Hour Day Duty), 12-Hour Day Duty System and Wholetime 224 Duty System. Please see the Crew Commander job description and person specification for further information about the role via the apply button below.

Selection process

The selection process will be as follows: 

  • an online application form
  • role play assessment 
  • an interview 
  • Incident Command assessment (where appropriate) 
  • a fitness test 
  • a medical assessment 
  • pre-employment checks

Shortlisting shall take place following the application stage as detailed within the candidate guidance document. Successful external candidates will be required to attend a conversion course training programme. Successful applicants who are not appointed initially may be placed on a holding list for up to 24 months until further vacancies arise.

Awareness Sessions

To assist potential candidates, a number of virtual awareness sessions are being held online on the following occasions: 

  • Wednesday 22nd September at 1500 hours
  • Thursday 23rd September at 1900 hours

If you are interested in attending one of these virtual sessions, please email recruitment@hwfire.org.uk with your preferred session and you will be sent a Microsoft Teams meeting invitation link, as well as guidance on how to login.

General information

If you have any questions regarding the process or you are experiencing any difficulties with your application, please contact the HR Support team via recruitment@hwfire.org.uk before the closing date (Friday 8th October at 12:00 noon). HWFRS values equality of opportunity and developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. We encourage everyone who has the necessary skills and experience to apply. To apply, please visit our WMJobs Application Portal.

Closing date: 08 October 2021

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