Recruitment for Service Control Centre Operators has now closed.
Do you have what we need?
The following list of questions has been put together to help you decide whether you would like to apply for this job and whether it would be suitable to you.
Ask yourself the following…
- Are you genuinely interested in people?
- Are you someone that others see as dependable?
- Can you get on with people from different cultures and backgrounds?
- Can you work as part of a close-knit team?
- Are you able to work calmly under pressure?
- Can you think on your feet and solve problems when you know a lot may depend on the suggestion you produce?
- Are you someone who can cope with routine, as well as changing demands?
- Do you have the sensitivity to deal with members of the public when they are distressed, confused and unsure of where they are?
- Are you committed to maintaining and developing your skills?
- Can you take responsibility for representing the Service when you are at work – and when you are not?
- Are you prepared to work days, nights, evenings, weekends, and public holidays, including Christmas Day?
If you were able to answer ‘Yes’ to all the above, then we have your next career ready and waiting.
If you have responded with a ‘No’ to some questions, we strongly suggest you think seriously about whether being a Firefighter (Control) is right for you.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be able to apply for the role of Firefighter (Control):
- Be a minimum of 18 years old at the point of application
- Be able to live and work in the UK without any restrictions
- Do not have any unspent criminal convictions*
- Have 4 GCSE passes – Grade A*-C / 9-4, preferably including English and Mathematics / equivalent Level 2 qualification / or higher-level relevant qualification, or have at least six months relevant experience of working in an emergency service/military environment
As well as the above criteria, candidates should be aware that they will need to meet the required fitness standards, medical health check and eyesight standards for entry.
*The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 gives you the right not to disclose details of offences which are seen as ‘spent’. However you are required to declare any convictions for offences that are not ‘spent’. If you are unsure about whether a conviction is spent please refer to the website www.gov.uk – New Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
A criminal record may not automatically bar you from appointment (it may in some cases). The Service will consider whether the conviction makes you unsuitable for appointment. Failure to declare a conviction, caution or bind-over may disqualify you from appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light.
Below is an outline of the timescales we are working to; more detailed information can be found under Recruitment process.
You will be emailed regularly throughout the process therefore it is essential that candidates check their junk email on a daily basis throughout the process.
|Stage One||Complete online application form by midnight on Sunday 15 May 2022|
|Stage Two||Online assessments to be completed between 18 May and 23 May 2022 at 12 noon|
|Stage Three||Practical testing on 8, 9 or 10 June 2022 (candidates to attend one of these dates)|
|Stage Four||Interviews on 29 or 30 June 2022 (1 July 2022 is a reserve date if needed)|