Current Vacancies

We're currently recruiting for the following roles. For more information and to apply, click on the title.

 

Wholetime Firefighters

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On-call Firefighters

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Do you live within 5-10 minutes of your local Fire Station? We currently have on-call firefighter vacancies in the following Fire Stations.

Carmarthenshire

  • Carmarthen
  • Kidwelly
  • Llandeilo
  • Llandovery 
  • Llandysul 
  • Llanelli 
  • Newcastle Emlyn
  • Pontyates
  • Tumble
  • Whitland

Ceredigion

  • Aberaeron
  • Aberystwyth
  • Borth
  • Cardigan
  • Lampeter
  • New Quay
  • Tregaron



Neath Port Talbot

  • Cymmer
  • Glynneath
  • Port Talbot
  • Seven Sisters

Pembrokeshire

  • Caldey Island
  • Crymych
  • Fishguard
  • Milford Haven
  • Narberth
  • Pembroke Dock
  • St Davids

Powys

  • Abercrave
  • Brecon
  • Builth Wells
  • Crickhowell
  • Hay on Wye
  • Knighton
  • Llandrindod Wells
  • Llanidloes
  • Llanwrtyd Wells
  • Machynlleth
  • Montgomery
  • Newtown
  • Presteigne
  • Rhayader
  • Talgarth

Swansea Command

  • Pontarddulais
  • Reynoldston
  • Morriston
Do you have what it takes?

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For further information please visit the On-call recruitment pages.

Ready to apply

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Please complete our online expression of interest form today.

 

Request to return to employment (On-call only) 

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The option of “returning to employment” can be offered when an employee has voluntarily terminated their On Call Contract with MAWWFRS and requests a return to employment within four years of their last recorded day of duty. This facility is only available to employees looking to return to the role of a firefighter. Although personnel who had previously held the role of a Crew or Watch Manager are eligible to apply, their return can only be to the role of a firefighter.

Please complete our Return to Service form or contact the Recruitment team for more information on 01267 226832 or email humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk​

Support Staff

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ICT Training Officer 

ICT Department, Carmarthen Headquarters

Grade 6 £27,852 - £29,439 per annum

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced ICT Training Officer to join the ICT Department, based at Service Headquarters, Carmarthen. This is a full-time role working 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

The ideal candidate is required to have good, professional experience in running ICT training courses for an audience of all levels of ICT proficiency – from total ICT beginners, to experienced ICT Department colleagues. This is very much a hands-on role which includes the responsibility for researching and producing training content for existing systems and new systems brought into the service by the ICT Department and especially the ICT solutions Team.

A key part of this role will be to produce engaging and easy to understand written guides, interactive content and video tutorials is essential, as well as being able to deliver training face-to-face and via video streams with engaging multimedia presentations.

This post is responsible for providing ICT training to all new entrants – both operational firefighters and support staff. Crucially the Service is also committed to increasing the digital literacy of all staff and this will also be part of your remit.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service pride themselves on their innovative approach to solving problems and utilising technology to its maximum potential to improve  efficiency and service delivery demonstrating a return on its investment With a mix of cutting edge and legacy technologies currently in place we have created a new ICT solutions team which will be looking to utilise ICT to phase out and retire older systems, introduce new systems fit for the modern workplace and streamline working processes through automation.

The ICT Department is currently undergoing rapid change with some interesting projects being rolled out over the coming years. Some of these projects will create major positive change within the organisation and ICT will be at the heart of these, so it is a great opportunity for someone passionate and enthusiastic about ICT and its potential to drive organisational change and development.

The Mid and West Wales service area covers 12,000km of Wales. With 58 stations from Caldey Island in the South West of Wales up to Llanfyllin in the North East of Wales. Delivering ICT to these areas may require some extensive travel and stays away from home for periods of time during the working week. A full driving licence is therefore essential as well as having your own vehicle (although pool cars are available for most travel).

You will be rewarded with an exciting and challenging  role, great benefits including the possibility of quick progression through to the top of the pay grade, generous leave allowance as well as bank holidays, a highly desirable pension scheme, national discount scheme. Most of all you would be working for a well-respected organisation that is an Investors In People Platinum award holder, a great team – both in ICT and the wider organisation, and the knowledge that the work you do will help save lives and help communities across Wales.

For further information regarding this post, please contact Head of ICT, Dafydd Lawrence on 01267 226855 or email d.lawrence@mawwfire.gov.uk .


Applying for the role

To apply for the role, please visit https://www.mawwfire.gov.uk/eng/join-us/current-vacancies/.

Please complete the application form available via the link, with reference to the criteria set on out the Job Description and Person Specification.

Completed forms should be returned by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk.

Please enclose copies of your qualifications with the application.

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.

Please be advised that applications are welcome in Welsh, and any applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Closing Date
07 December 2022

Accountant
Finance Department Service Headquarters, Carmarthen
Grade 7 - £30,151 - £32,020

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is seeking applications from individuals for the role of Temporary Accountant within the Finance Department based at Service Headquarters, Carmarthen. This post is temporary for an initial period of up to 12-months to cover maternity leave and provides the successful candidate with an opportunity to join a high-performing team with a proven track record of service improvement.

The Role
The primary focus of the role will be to provide technical accountancy support to the Accounting Services Manager and Head of Finance together with administrative support to the Accountancy Section. 

This is a full time post working 37 hours per week with flexible hours in line with the Service’s flexi-time scheme.

Enquiries
For further information regarding this post, please contact Interim Head of Finance, Stephen Phillips on 01267 226882.


Applying for the role

To apply for the role, please complete the application form available below, with reference to the criteria set on out the Job Description and Person Specification.

Completed forms should be returned by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk.

Please enclose copies of your qualifications with the application.

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check   and satisfactory references.

Please be advised that applications are welcome in Welsh, and any applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Closing Date
04 December 2022

ICT Operational Support Officer
ICT Department
Grade 7 - £30,151 -  £32,020 (Subject to impending job evaluation process)

The above vacancy exists for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to lead, manage, develop and support the deployment and running of critical emergency service communication devices, systems and infrastructure. The role will also be the subject matter expert in these areas as well as the interconnecting systems in our emergency control room and on-station alerting systems.

This role will represent the Service at industry events, contacts with suppliers and meetings with other fire and emergency services where you’ll be required to liaise with personnel at all levels. The role is also the ICT lead for Mid and West Wales Fire at our joint control room. Some work may require security clearance once in post.

A high level of experience and confidence in ICT systems, networks, in-vehicle devices and electronics and communication devices especially within the emergency services will be required. The candidate must also possess the ability to make rational decisions even stressful during critical incidents is required.

The role will work in the Operational Systems team within the ICT department and will report directly to the Operational Systems manager.

The post is 37 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with flexible working, and is based at Service Headquarters, Carmarthen. It may require some infrequent occasional travel and overnight stays and also may be required to provide on-call support on a rota basis out of normal working hours (with additional pay).

For further information regarding this post, please contact the Head of ICT, Dafydd Lawrence at d.lawrence@mawwfire.gov.uk or telephone 01267 226855

Please see the attached person specification and job description.

Completed application forms (evidencing your suitability for the role against the person specification) must be returned to the Human Resources Department, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP (Humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk)

Joint Fire Control
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999 Emergency Control Operator
Salary £22,981 (trainee)

Are you looking for a meaningful and purposeful job where you can help someone in their moment of need? Join the Fire and Rescue Services’ Joint Fire Control

Based in Bridgend, the Control Centre supports emergency calls and the mobilisation of resources and incident management for both Mid & West Wales and South Wales Fire & Rescue Services.  The role provides an excellent opportunity to support the public and communities by answering and professionally handling 999 emergency calls, mobilising appliances, officers and specialist resources to support the effective response to emergencies – no two calls are the same and no two days are the same! 

About the job

We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic Control Operators to work as part of our dynamic team to help support the 999 service and work to Fire and Rescue Service Values and standards of behaviour. You will need to be able to deal with distressed members of the public to gather appropriate and detailed information.  Having excellent keyboard skills is vital for this job as you will need to record accurate information quickly at a minimum of 35 words per minute.  You need to be highly professional, a strong listener with excellent communication skills and telephone manner. It is essential that you can follow processes and procedures and be able to remain calm under sustained pressure and work as part of a small team.

When will you work?

The Control runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all rolling shift patterns will typically involve working a mixture of day and night shifts (including weekend shifts, Christmas and Bank Holidays).

Please Note: the role of the control firefighter does not provide a career path to the role of wholetime or on-call firefighter.

APPLICATIONS AND CANDIDATE INFORMATION PACK are available to download today!

Apply now through South Wales Fire and Rescue Service: Latest vacancies - South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (southwales-fire.gov.uk)

Timetable of Assessments

Closing Date for Application Forms

 16 December 5pm

Ability Testing

 w/c 16th  January 2023

Interviews

 w/c 30th  January 2023

Medicals

 Vetting and medicals tbc


Please note:

All staff members within the Fire Control Team are required to pass a South Wales Police vetting process prior to appointment (Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV).  This level of vetting is standard practice and a requirement for anyone who has physical or remote access to police premises, information or intelligence.

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.