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​Current ​​​​​Vacancies 

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On-call Firefighter Vacancies

​The Service currently has on-call firefighter vacancies in the following fire stations:

Powys
BreconBuilth Wells | Crickhowell | Newtown | MachynllethMontgomery | Llandrindod Wells Llanfair Caereinion | Llanfyllin | Llanidloes | Llanwrtyd Wells KnightonPresteigne | Rhayader | Talgarth

Ceredigion
Cardigan | New Quay

Pembrokeshire
Crymych | Haverfordwest | Milford Haven | Pembroke Dock

Swansea
Pontardulais

Neath Port Talbot
Amman Valley (Gwaun Cae Gurwen​) | Cymmer | Port Talbot | Seven Sisters | Glynneath

Carmarthenshire
Ammanford | Carmarthen | Kidwelly | Llandysul Llandeilo | Llandovery | Llanelli Pontyates | Whitland

For further information please contact your local station​, or the recruitment team on 01267 242636 or personnel@mawwfire.gov.uk​​​

​Wholetime Firefighter Vacancies

WATCH MANAGER B VACANCIES

Please be advised that Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service currently has Watch Manager B vacancies within the Business Fire Safety Department, and is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who may wish to transfer into the Service.

The Business Fire Safety Department deliver its audit and enforcement activities from five regional offices located in Newtown, Llandrindod Wells, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest and Swansea.

Interested individuals should hold the SFJ Level 4 Certificate or Diploma in Fire Safety or other equivalent qualification.

For further information regarding the vacancies please contact Head of Business Fire Safety, Group Manager David Hancock on d.hancock@mawwfire.gov.uk.

Expressions of interest together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (evidencing your suitability for the post and listing the necessary BFS qualifications held) should be sent to Miss Danielle Phillips (dm.phillips@mawwfire.gov.uk), by no later than 1630 hours on Friday, 03 June 2016.

WATCH MANAGER A - DIRECT TRAINER VACANCIES

Please be advised that Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service currently has Watch Manager A – Direct Trainer vacancies within the Training Delivery Department, and is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who may wish to transfer into the Service.

The Training Delivery Department operate from three locations in Earlswood, Haverfordwest and Newtown.

Successful applicants will be involved in planning, coordinating and delivering both On Call and BA Initial courses to meet the needs of this challenging phase of recruitment. 

Interested individuals should hold at least one of the following

Breathing Apparatus Trainers qualification
Road Traffic Collision Trainers Qualification 
A Fire Behaviour Trainers Qualification 
A First Aid/Trauma Care Trainers qualification would also be desirable

For further information regarding the vacancies please contact Head of Training Delivery, Group Manager Andy Francis on a.francis@mawwfire.gov.uk.

Expressions of interest together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (evidencing your suitability for the post and listing the necessary qualifications held) should be sent to Miss Danielle Phillips (dm.phillips@mawwfire.gov.uk), by no later than 1630 hours on Friday, 03 June 2016.​


Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment – What Next?

The All Wales 2015 Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment Campaign is currently underway.  Over 5900 candidates were part of the initial Sift process. Successful candidates within the SIFT have now been invited to undertake Working With Information Tests.

Below you will find some Frequently Asked Questions for this stage of the process….

I want to be a Wholetime Firefighter and I did not register for the All Wales 2015 Campaign – when can I apply next?

Recruitment Campaigns are scheduled according to business needs within the Fire & Rescue Services.  It is highly unlikely that the next campaign will be run before 2017/18.

I applied to the Sift as part of the recent campaign and I was unsuccessful – can I get Feedback?

An e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that you registered with us advising you of how you can access individual Feedback Reports. These reports will be available in the next fortnight to three weeks. Please do not contact us regarding feedback – we will keep you informed of how and when you can access the Feedback Reports.

I have sat the Dealing with Information Tests, when will I get my results?

Results to the Dealing with Information Tests will be sent by no later than Wednesday 28 October 2015.  Please do not contact us regarding your results – results will not be available via phone.

When are the Physical and Practical Assessments?

The Physical Assessments for candidates who are being processed by Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service are being held between Monday the 9th of November and Friday the 13th of November.  If you are undertaking the Assessments in North Wales or South Wales Fire & Rescue Services, please refer to their websites for further details.

Where can I find more details on the Physical and Practical Assessments?

You can access information in relation to the Physical and Practical Assessments from the Candidate Information Booklet.  You will find a link to a Preparatory Fitness Programme Booklet on the right hand side of this web page.

What if I can’t make the Physical and Practical Assessment dates?

Physical Assessments will only be held in Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service between Monday the 9th of November and Friday the 13th of November 2015.  Due to the number of candidates within the process, it is highly unlikely that changes can be made to any assessment dates.  Where exceptional circumstances exist, efforts will be made to make alterations if/where possible.


​​Service Control V​acancies

​The Joint Fire Control Centre Bridgend is now Recruiting Control Firefighters! 

An Application Form and a Candidate Information Pack​ are available to download today!

We are proud to be able to recruit emergency call handlers (Control Firefighters) to the newly established Fire Control Centre in Bridgend.  The Centre will support emergency calls for both Mid & West and South Wales Fire & Rescue Services.

The role of the Control Firefighter is both highly challenging and rewarding.  It involves working in a dynamic environment responding to 999 calls and mobilizing appliances to support the effective response to emergencies.

Successful candidates will need to be able to deal with distressed members of the public to gather appropriate and detailed information.  Accurate typing skills are required at a minimum of 35 words per minute.

Please note that the role of the Control Firefighter does not provide a career path to the role of Wholetime or Retained Firefighter.

Application Packs are available to download between the 4th of January and the 5th of February.  Below you will find the timetable of assessments for the process.

Timetable of Assessments

Vacancy Advertised - 11th of January 2016

Closing Date for Application Forms - 5th of February 2016

Ability Testing Week Commencing the 21st of March 2016

Selection Stage - Week Commencing the 11th of April 2016

Medicals - To Be Confirmed

The above dates are subject to change in accordance with the number of candidates applying.

All documentation is available in both Welsh and English and we welcome correspondence in either. 

We believe in the true value of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from all sectors within the community.

​​Support Staff Vacancies​​​

TEMPORARY PROJECT ASSISTANT
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT SERVICE HEADQUARTERS, CARMARTHEN
GRADE 3 - £16,481 - £17,547​

A temporary vacancy exists for a suitably experienced candidate to provide comprehensive project and clerical support within the Human Resources Department based at Service Headquarters, Carmarthen. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking project support, together with a range of other general clerical and administrative tasks. 

The post is 37 hours per week (Monday-Friday). This temporary vacancy is for an initial period of 12 months.

If you require further information regarding the post, please contact Human Resources Manager, Karen Fairhurst on extension 01267 228 837. 

Please see the attached person specification and job description. 

Completed application forms must be returned to Miss Danielle Phillips, Human Resources Department, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP (dm.phillips@mawwfire.gov.uk), by no later than 1630 hours on Thursday, 07 July 2016. 



TEMPORARY PART-TIME CLERICAL ASSISTANT
CEREDIGION COUNTY COMMAND, ABERYSTWYTH
GRADE 2 - £15,238 - £16,191 (pro-rata)

Applications are invited from suitably experienced personnel for the above temporary post based at Ceredigion County Command, Aberystwyth.  The post is 18.5 hours per week. This temporary vacancy will be for an initial period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking clerical work including word processing, together with a range of other general clerical and administrative tasks.

If you require further information regarding the post, please contact Head of Response Justin Lewis on 0370 6060699 or Command Co-ordinator Elisabeth Calligan on 01792 705294. 

Please see the attached person specification and job description. 

Completed application forms must be returned to Miss Danielle Phillips, Human Resources Department, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP (dm.phillips@mawwfire.gov.uk), by no later than 1630 hours on Thursday, 30 June 2016.