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Vacancy Details

Location: Training & Development Academy
Region: Liverpool
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Group: Uniformed
Closing Date: 11/25/2019
Date Posted: 11/12/2019
Reference: FF2019B



Do you want a career where you make a difference every single day?

Do you want to work for an organisation that wants to develop their staff to be the best they can be?

Looking for a career which is exciting and has great promotion prospects?

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting for Trainee Wholetime Firefighters to join our Recruit Courses in 2020 and 2021.

The role of a Merseyside Firefighter is to save and preserve endangered life by supporting and maintaining an emergency response service to the community.  Instances where Firefighters are called upon to make life-saving decisions include the distinguishing of all fire related incidents, responding to requests for emergency medical care and rescuing people from what can be distressing situations.  As well as providing this crucial service, Merseyside Firefighters assist in the delivery of prevention activities to the most vulnerable people in our region to keep them safe.

We are looking for people with the right skills and experience who are just as passionate as we are in working to make the communities of Merseyside safer and stronger.

We have a long and proud history.  Be part of our future.

The role:

Hours: 42 hours per week (48 hours over 8 days) with 42 hours of retained cover per week also.

Trainee Salary: £23, 366 per annum

Upon successful completion of the Recruit Training course and subsequent development within the role, salary will increase to £31, 144 per annum with an additional 10% for providing retained cover.

If you believe that you meet the criteria as set out in the Person Specification, please complete the on-line application form to be considered for this exciting career.

Please note the proposed dates for the Firefighter selection process:

Closing date: Midnight 25th November 2019

**Should we receive a sufficient amount of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert early**

Physical Assessments: 20th January - 7th February 2020

Assessment Centres: Various dates throughout February 2020

Swimming Assessments:
9th – 13th March 2020

Interviews: 16th – 23rd March 2020

Commencement date: May 2020 / September 2020 / January 2021

Important information for completing your application form

If you have not attained the required qualifications as indicated in the Person Specification, you will be asked to complete an on-line numeracy and literacy assessment before being invited to attend the Physical Assessments.

If you have the required qualifications, you must attach copies of your certificates when submitting your application.  Failure to do so will result in you being asked to complete the on-line numeracy and literacy assessments.

Applicants should note that information provided in the Supporting Evidence section of the application form should be no longer than 20,000 characters in length.

We do not accept CV submissions for this vacancy.

You do not need to live in Merseyside currently to apply for the role.  However, if successful, you will be required to reside in Merseyside from when you start your Firefighter training course.

Due to the high volume of applications that these vacancies generate, candidates should expect to hear whether their initial application has been shortlisted by 20th December 2019.  Please be patient during this time as we process all applications received.


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Contact Name: Recruitment Team
Telephone: 0151 296 4925
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