£22,641 per annum starting salary.
Increasing to £23,585 per annum during Development and £30,179 per annum when deemed Competent in role (It is expected that Competent status is achieved between 18 and 24 months of commencing employment).
1 x Permanent position
1 x Temporary position (for approx. 12 months initially, with the possibility of extension, subject to funding)
Based at Ascot Drive Fire Station, Derby (with the requirement to work from other Fire Control locations within the region as necessary).
Application are also welcome from Competent Firefighter Control Operators interested in a permanent transfer into Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The first vital part of firefighting equipment? – The phone.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service responds to thousands of calls each year. These can range from multiple road traffic collisions, property fires and chemical spillages to rubbish fires or animal rescue. So how do the Firefighters know where to go and what to expect? That is the responsibility of the Firefighter Control. Fire Control has an essential and extremely important role to play. It is far more than a call handling centre – it forms the central hub of all Fire Service activity.
- Over 18 years of age
- A good communicator
- Calm under pressure
- Capable of prioritising tasks
- Able to work as part of a team
- Able to adjust between quiet and busy periods
- Prepared to work shifts, public holidays and weekends
- Looking for a job with good salary, benefits and career prospects
- Able to confirm GCSE Mathematics and English grades A – C or 9 – 4 (or equivalent) qualifications
- Capable of typing and have good keyboard skills
Have a full valid UK driving licence
Normal working hours are 42 hours per week, the shift system involves 2 days, 2 nights and 4 rota days over a rolling period. There may be a requirement for some travel for which a pool car will be provided.
In return we offer full uniform, family friendly policies, free car parking, health & wellbeing services, discount scheme and eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.
We are committed to equality and fairness at work. Applicants are encouraged from all diverse communities.
A basic disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be requested for the successful applicant.
Job related tests will be undertaken by successful candidates at shortlist prior to interviews being held.
To apply please visit: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/derbyshirefire/displayjob.aspx?jobid=482
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 2nd May 2021. Interviews and assessment / job related tests will take place week commencing 17th May 2021
If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre on 01773 305441.
- Address Derby