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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
Brecon | Builth Wells | Newtown | Machynlleth | Montgomery | Llandrindod Wells Llanfair Caereinion | Llanfyllin | Llanidloes | Knighton | Presteigne | Talgarth

Ceredigion
Cardigan | New Quay

Pembrokeshire
Crymych | Haverfordwest | Narberth | Pembroke Dock

Swansea
Pontardulais

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

Carmarthenshire
Ammanford | Llandysul Llandeilo | Llandovery | Whitland

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

​Wholetime Firefighter Vacancies

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 WORKSHOP CHARGEHAND
TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, BUILTH WELLS
GRADE 6 - £22,937 - £24,472

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and/or experienced personnel to apply for the post of Workshop Chargehand based in Builth Wells. The temporary vacancy will be for a period of 12 months. This post is 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday).

The role will involve carrying out routine maintenance, mechanical, electrical and bodywork repairs of appliances, vehicles, plant and equipment to an agreed standard.  The successful applicant will be required to deputise in the absence of the Workshop Supervisor and prioritise work for the Mechanics. You will also be required to participate in the Transport Department on – call rota. 

For further information regarding this post, please contact Steve Davies on 01267 226820.

Please see the attached job description and person specification. Completed application forms must be returned to the 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 Friday, 06 May 2016

TEMPORARY ICT TECHNICIAN, ICT DEPARTMENT
SERVICE HEADQUARTERS, CARMARTHEN
GRADE 4 - £17,714 - £19,742

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a temporary post of an ICT Technician to be based within the ICT Department at Service HQ, Carmarthen. 

This temporary post is 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday) and for an initial 12-month period.

The successful applicant will be a member of a small team that is responsible for providing PC hardware, radio equipment and software support throughout the Mid & West Wales fire service area.  The work typically involves installing and maintaining PC's, printers and other peripherals as well as the configuration of all associated software.  

Minimum qualifications of 5 GCSE's grade C or equivalent (including English and Mathematics) are required in addition to a demonstrable aptitude or previous experience in this type of work.  

For further information regarding this post, please contact Mark Dennis on 01267 226858.

Please see the attached Person Specification and Job Description. Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Department, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP by no later than 1630 hours on Tuesday, 26 April 2016.

TEMPORARY STATION SUPPORT
NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNTY COMMAND HEADQUARTERS
GRADE 4 - £17,714 - £19,742

A temporary vacancy exists for suitably qualified or experienced personnel for the above posts within Neath Port Talbot County Command, Neath. The post is 37 hours per week (Monday-Friday) and for a 6-month period initially.

The role will be responsible for the overall coordination and administration of command activities to ensure the effective and efficient running of the stations within the command. 

If you require further information regarding the post, please contact Head of Response Peter Greenslade on 01792 705221 or Command Co-ordinator Emma Saunders on 01792 705235. 

Please see the attached Person Specification and Job Description. Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Department, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP by no later than 1630 hours on Tuesday, 26 April 2016.