Whole time Crew Commander

Location: Various across West Yorkshire

Contract Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Salary: Crew Commander Competent Salary

Specific Hours: 42

Whole time Crew Commander

An opportunity has arisen for wholetime and retained duty system (RDS) Crew Managers to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services. We serve a population of more than two million people spread over almost 800 square miles. We are an organisation where everyone is encouraged, trusted and supported to play their part in promoting safety and wellbeing across all communities in West Yorkshire. We are looking for candidates who are committed to our vision of making West Yorkshire safer and who demonstrate the values of team, responsibility, integrity, dialogue and learning.

We offer an excellent package, including access to an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym.

WYFRS is an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion.   We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

Applications are welcome from existing wholetime and RDS Crew Managers. These vacancies are for wholetime Crew Manager positions.

Eligibility

The following criteria must be satisfied to be eligible to apply:

  • be a wholetime/RDS substantive and competent Crew Manager (or above) in a UK Fire and Rescue Service.
  • possess an IFE Level 3 Certificate in Fire Service Operations AND Level 3 Certificate in Fire Engineering and Science OR Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety OR equivalent relevant qualifications
  • have no current/outstanding development action plans, performance improvement action plans or capability issues related to competency.
  • be free of current formal disciplinary awards throughout the entire process.
  • have achieved a grade ‘A’ or ‘B’ score in your latest Personal Development Review (PDR) (internal candidates only)

The selection process will comprise of:

  • Stage 1 – Identify potential via the PDR process (‘A’ or ‘B’ score) this only applies to internal applicants
  • Stage 2 - Completion of an online application form and subsequent shortlisting
  • Stage 3 - Presentation and Interview
  • Stage 4 – Operational Command Development/Assessment
  • Stage 5 – Pre-employment check

Application Form

Applicants must complete and submit an online application form using the e-recruitment system which will require them to detail how they meet all the essential criteria for the role. To apply, please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers.

Shortlisting

Following the closing date, submitted application forms will be forwarded to the Shortlisting Panel for consideration. All applicants will be advised via the e-recruitment system whether or not they have been successfully shortlisted.

Presentation and Interview

As part of the selection process applicants will be required to undertake a 45 minute interview and prepare a 10 minute presentation, for which the title will be given beforehand. External candidates will be required to bring to interview their training records and qualifications.

Operational Command Assessment

If you do not possess a 'Skills for Justice Initial Incident Command' qualification you will be required to undertake an assessment in to ensure you can work to WYFRS protocols. In addition as part of this qualification applicants will be expected to complete the Skills for Justice Knowledge and 'Understanding elements 1- 6' achieved through an E-Learning portfolio. Applicants that fail to complete the E-Learning portfolio in the permitted timescales will be removed from the process.

Pre-Employment Checks

All offers of employment will be subject to a skills gap analysis, references, medical, fitness test, Disclosure and pre-employment checks.

Timeline

  • Applications open: 24 February 2020
  • Applications close: Open ended closing date
  • Shortlisting: TBC
  • Interviews: TBC
  • Command Development/Assessments: TBC

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact:

GM Graham Ambler at graham.ambler@westyorksfire.gov.uk or SM Richard Hawley at richard.hawley01@westyorksfire.gov.uk

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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 www.wyfs.co.uk/careers/vacancies and complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.

We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

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