Retained Fire Control Operator
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
£10.34-£13.78 per hour for training and hours worked
Hours per week:
120 Hours per week or Job share
Fire and Rescue (On Call)
Training and Administration Hub, Hartlepool
Job Title: Retained Fire Control Operator
Hours: Upto 120 Hours per week standby cover (Job share will be considered)
Salary: £1,698 -£2,263.50 per annum pro rata for providing standby cover plus £10.34-£13.78 per hour for training and hours worked
Location: Training and Administration Hub, Queens Meadow Business Park, Hartlepool, TS25 5TH
Cleveland Fire Brigade is looking for motivated, dependable, flexible individuals to support in providing an extra level of resilience within its state of the art Fire Control Room.
This role offers an exciting opportunity for individuals who wish to work part time in a challenging environment whilst supporting us in keeping the people of Cleveland safe.
Working on a standby basis you will provide up to 120 hours of cover per week. Job share will be considered where applicants cannot commit to a minimum of 90 hours per week.
During your standby period you may be called upon to work. You will then be required to report promptly to the control room where you will work as part of a team to receive and action emergency and non emergency calls. This will include mobilising resources to operational incidents, maintaining communication channels with operational crews and members of the public whilst keeping accurate records of actions.
Hours of standby cover will be rostered by the Brigade and will include a minimum of 2 blocks of 10.5 hours to cover the Fire Control Room’s day shift, Monday to Friday.
In order to maintain competence you will also be required to work in the Fire Control Room for 3 hours each week plus 1 day shift every calendar month.
Successful candidates must have demonstrable experience of working within a dynamic, high pressure environment and be able to display resilience, with the ability to remain calm and focused in challenging situations.
ICT literacy is essential as is the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
Previous experience of working within an emergency service control room would be desirable but is not essential as full training will be given.
The training schedule is as follows:
• 2 weeks of full time 0830-1700 Monday to Friday Induction Course
• A further three/four months working one day a week with a designated mentor watch to conduct on watch development training. This also requires a degree of flexibility as it make take longer than the three months depending on individuals development.
• A three hour drill night weekly on a designated mentor watch.
To obtain an application form and information pack you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Human Resources Department on 01429 874019.
Closing Date: 12am 4th October 2020
Shortlisting: W/C 5th October 2020
Psychometric Assessments: 6th to 13th October 2020
Role Related Assessments: 19th, 20th PM and 21st October 2020
Interview: Week commencing 26th October 2020
Training: Week commencing 16th November 2020 for 2 weeks
You will be joining a proud, passionate, professional and inclusive team and will have access to a range of benefits including:
• Flexible working with our annualised hours system
• Membership of the Local Government career average pension scheme
• Family friendly policies to help you manage your home and work life balance
• Free access to up to date on-site gyms
• Support when you may need it from the Fire Fighters Charity
• Discounts from local and national chains / suppliers with your Blue Light Card
• 24/7 Employee Assistance line plus excellent occupational health services
• Free parking at any of our sites
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and aim to ensure that our workforce is representative of the communities we serve. We understand that having a workforce which is made up of those from the wide range of communities, localities and backgrounds will enable us to offer the best possible service through strong community links, better understanding of our communities and providing opportunities for all. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black or Minority Ethnic Backgrounds (BME), those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce.