Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting for On Call Firefighters at: Ashby (LE65 2GW), Melton (LE13 0NP), Coalville (LE67 3PU), Shepshed (LE12 9QE), Wigston (LE18 1PD), Billesdon (LE7 9AA), Oakham (LE15 6BQ), Uppingham (LE15 9RL), Market Harborough (LE16 9QG), Kibworth (LE8 0HQ), Hinckley (LE10 1LW), Lutterworth (LE17 4DZ) and Market Bosworth (CV13 0LT) Stations* As an On-Call Firefighter, you must live or work within four minutes of these stations, with the exception of Billesdon and Market Bosworth station, which is six minutes.
*Please note that all stations advertised are subject to current vacancy availability.
Our On-Call Firefighters receive an annual retaining fee dependent on the number of hours they are available and this can vary from the minimum 24 hours of availability per week (20% cover) to the maximum of 120 hours of availability per week (100% cover). In addition to the annual retaining fee, our On-Call Firefighters receive payments for disturbance, attending and turning out for emergency calls, attending 'drill nights'; and other duties. Responding to emergency calls is only part of what our On-Call Firefighters do; they face all kinds of challenges from floods to road traffic accidents, and they also inform our community about fire safety and prevention.
Our On-Call Firefighters carry an alerter and they respond to emergency calls during periods when they are available. If you want to combine an exciting and rewarding contribution to your community with opportunities for training and development affording you transferable skills, then this is the career for you.
Application Specifics: • As an On-Call Firefighter, you must live or work within four minutes of these stations, with the exception of Market Bosworth and Billesdon stations, which is six minutes. • You must currently and permanently live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland. • As part of the application process, you will need to complete the Point of Entry Selection Tests which will include an on-line assessment. Details of which will be provided at the relevant stage of the process. • You must be aged at least 18 years, on or before the training course commences. • You must be prepared to supply details of two referees, attend a medical and undertake a criminal records disclosure and right to work check. • You must be able to attend all training dates detailed on the training schedule.
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 with a number of nationally recognised organisations that promote equality, diversity and inclusion and we are working with them to help us achieve our objectives.
These organisations include: • Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) • Department of Works and Pension’s Disability Confident scheme • British Sign Language Charter • Asians in the Fire Service Association (AFSA)
Annual Allowance- Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any Annual Allowance implications.
A breach in the Annual Allowance threshold could result in a Tax charge. Further information on Annual Allowance can be obtained from our Pensions team.
Lifetime Allowance - Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any Lifetime Allowance implications. A breach in the Lifetime Allowance threshold will result in a Tax charge. Further information on Lifetime Allowance can be obtained from our Pensions team.