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Firefighter (Wholetime)

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Suffolk County Council
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12 January 2020 11:30 PM
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Suffolk wide. Wholetime stations at: Haverhill, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich East, Ipswich Princes Street and Lowestoft South.

The role of a firefighter is incredibly rewarding, and it is changing. Not only do firefighters respond to fires and other emergencies, but they work on preventing them happening in the first place through education and safety messaging.

Everyone at Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service prides themselves on putting our community first.

You will spend a lot of time out in the community conducting home safety checks in people’s homes, visiting businesses to improve their fire safety, and talking to people of all ages and different backgrounds about fire prevention, road safety and other safety messages.

The service prides itself in providing first class training and opportunities for career progression. Being a wholetime fighter will provide opportunities to develop your career, whether that is climbing the management ladder or specialising in a area such as prevention or training or developing experience to be the best firefighter you can be.

There are a number of stages to the recruitment process and we recommend that you read the information about this at: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/suffolk-fire-and-rescue-service/working-for-suffolk-fire-and-rescue/how-to-become-an-wholetime-firefighter/

If you have any questions, please email: firerecruit2020@suffolk.gov.uk

We are committed to achieving fairness and equality in employment and service delivery. Therefore, we welcome suitably skilled applicants from all parts of the community, including women and applicants of black and minority ethnic origin, as we are currently under-represented by these groups. All appointments will be made on merit.

It is important to note that if we receive a substantial number of applicants before the closing date, we reserve the right to close the application early. This is to ensure the service has the capacity to consider all applications thoroughly in the timescale available.

Please note that to apply you need to live in Suffolk or within 10 miles of the boundary of the county of Suffolk (as determined by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service’s mapping system).

Our preferred method of contacting you will be via email. We cannot guarantee that feedback will be available unless it is stated in an update, we send you.

* trainee basic rate progressing to £31,144 on completion of development.

Please read all the attachments before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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