Trainee Wholetime Firefighter based in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland
£22,908 - £30,533 (Commencing Trainee rate £22,908)
Firefighting is only one vital part of the service that our Firefighters provide. They also respond to road traffic collisions, air and rail crashes, chemical incidents and animal rescues amongst others. In addition to emergency response, a great emphasis is placed on safety and the reduction of the numbers of avoidable injuries within the local communities. As such, our Firefighters are involved in providing advice and support to members of the public on a variety of safety issues with the aim of reducing the numbers of incidents they attend.
Not everyone is suited to a career as a Firefighter. You must be caring, compassionate, respectful, able to form relationships with colleagues and the public and be fit and strong enough for the physical elements of response. You need to be studious, diligent and able to manage the administrative and planning elements of the role. A career as a Firefighter involves working nights, weekends and public holidays and working at emergency incidents for several hours in difficult conditions, without a break. You will deal with incidents that most people will never experience; these can be stressful so we provide a range of welfare and counselling services to support you. Trainee Firefighters will be required to attend a residential training course (Monday to Friday) for eight weeks with no time off for holidays.
To be eligible you must currently and permanently live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, have a full, current and UK, EEA or EU driving licence with no more than three penalty points, possess a level two qualification in English Language and Maths, be aged at least 18 years on or before 1 April 2019 and be prepared to undertake a basic criminal records disclosure.
Please note that the HR team will not be available to provide any technical support during weekends.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Furthermore, we want to create a work environment where everyone feels safe, can be themselves and can perform their roles to the best of their abilities. We have signed up to a number of organisations that promote equality, diversity and inclusion and help us to achieve our aim by assessing our progress. These organisations include:
• Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI)
• Stonewall Diversity Champions and Workplace Equality Index (WEI)
• Department of Works and Pension’s Disability Confident scheme
• British Sign Language Charter
• Asians in the Fire Service Association (AFSA)