Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service often has vacancies in many areas of service provision, including wholetime community Firefighters. But ask yourself these questions:
Who do you think supports the Firefighters in their life-saving role?
Who services fire appliances?
Who makes sure that Firefighters are paid?
Who provides essential health and welfare support for Firefighters?
The answers are very simple. The Fire and Rescue Service not only needs to employ Firefighters, but also needs to ensure that equipment, premises and vehicles provided for Firefighters are fit for purpose.
Not everyone who works for the Fire and Rescue Service is involved in firefighting. Crucial support functions are carried out at our many locations across the region, with a variety of different skills employed in areas including Community Safety, Technical and Engineering Services, Information Technology, Finance and Human Resources. We employ Clerical and Administrative staff, Accountants, Property Managers, Technicians, HR Advisors and IT Specialists, to name but a few.
We also employ a number of Fire Control Operators staff who undertake the vital role of answering and dealing with emergency calls and making sure Firefighters are supported at every incident.
These roles provide comprehensive and key support to the operational effectiveness of the service, thereby contributing to the safety of the public we serve. Although the number of staff employed in these areas is relatively small in relation to the firefighting staff, they form at least one quarter of our workforce and provide a professional support function in many key strategic areas.
If you are interested in working for the Fire and Rescue Service and supporting safety in the community in which you live and work, look no further than the vacancies we have available at present. Whether that be as a Firefighter, Vehicle Technician or one of our many other roles, consider applying to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.
Corporate employees typically work 37 hours per week on a flexible working scheme, with many of our roles open to job share. New employees are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.
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