Current Vacancies

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

 

Wholetime Firefighters

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Watch Manager B - Direct Trainer
Training Delivery Department, Earlswood

The Service is currently seeking external transfers for the role of Watch Manager B – Direct Trainer within the Training Delivery Department.

The Role
The main purpose of this role is to deliver instruction to service personnel on various subjects.

 

Requirements
The Service is asking individuals to apply as follows:

  • Current Wholetime Operational Watch Manager Bs who wish to transfer.
  • Current Wholetime Operational Watch Manager As seeking promotion
  • Current Wholetime Crew Managers seeking promotion

Location
Earlswood

Enquiries
For further information regarding this vacancy please contact Head of Training Delivery, Geraint Thomas by email to gm.thomas@mawwfire.gov.uk.

Applying for the role
Completed applications should be sent by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk

Closing Date
16:30 on 24 May 2021

Application Forms and Further Information
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. 

Please see the attached person specification and job description. 

Application Form (PDF 882Kb)
Job Description (PDF, 135Kb) 
Personal Specification (PDF, 115Kb)
Application Guidance (PDF, 1.2Mb)

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Department (humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk), Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP.

On-call Firefighters

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Do you live within 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
  • Whitland

Ceredigion

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



Neath Port Talbot

  • Amman Valley
  • Cymmer
  • Port Talbot
  • Seven Sisters

Pembrokeshire

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

Powys

  • Brecon
  • Crickhowell
  • Hay on Wye
  • Knighton
  • Llandrindod
  • Llanfair Caereinion
  • Llanidloes
  • Llanwrtyd Wells
  • Machynlleth
  • Montgomery
  • Newtown
  • Presteigne
  • Rhayader
  • Talgarth
  • Welshpool

Swansea Command

  • Pontarddulais
  • Reynoldston

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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Community Safety Assistant (Temporary)
Ceredigion Community Safety Team
GRADE 4 - £20,9030 - £22,183

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are seeking a Temporary Community Safety Assistant to work within the Ceredigion Community Safety Team.  The role will support the department for a period of maternity cover and will be for 12 months from commencement. 

The Role
The postholder will help support a a wide range of community safety interventions and initiatives in line with the Service’s strategy and will generate and deliver Home  Safety checks and provide effective administration of the home safety process and to the activities of the community safety team. 

Working within the community will be an important element of this role and the postholder will be required to work across the wider Ceredigion area.

The post is 37 hours per week (Monday-Friday) and the successful candidate will be required to work flexibly on occasion to meet the varied needs of the Service. 

Requirements
Candidates should possess a driver's licence. 

Location
Throughout Ceredigion

Enquiries
For further information regarding this post, please contact Neil Evans on 0370 60 60 69


Applying for the role
Completed applications should be sent by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk

Closing Date
16:30 on 24th May, 2021

Application Forms and Further Information
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. 

Please see the attached person specification and job description. 

Application Form (PDF, 882Kb)  
Job Description (PDF, 135Kb)
Personal Specification (PDF, 115Kb)
Application Guidance (PDF, 1.2Mb)

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Department (humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk), Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP.

HR Information Systems Administrator (Temporary)
Human Resources Department
GRADE 6 - £25,481 - £27,041

The HR Department is looking for a suitably experienced candidate to provide support to the department in the development and expansion of current HR Information Systems. This role will be based at Service Headquarters, Carmarthen, and is temporary initially for 6 months from commencement, working 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

The Role
The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting the development of the Human Resources Management Information System (CoreHR) and maintaining the information within the system. The post holder will liaise closely with key stakeholders to ensure the management information system is up to date and accurate and will be required to gain an in-depth understanding of the system and the workflows generated from it, to support ongoing use of the system.

Requirements
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Location
Service Headquarters, Carmarthen

Enquiries
If you require further information regarding the post, please contact Human Resources Manager, Karen Fairhurst by email to K.Fairhurst@mawwfire.gov.uk, or on 07883573343.

Applying for the role
Completed applications should be sent by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk

Closing Date
16:30 on 20 May 2021

Application Forms and Further Information

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. 

Please see the attached person specification and job description. 

Application Form (PDF, 882Kb)
Job Description (PDF, 135Kb)
Personal Specification (PDF, 115Kb)
Application Guidance (PDF, 1.2Mb)

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Department (humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk), Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP.

Fleet Technician (1 Permanent and 1 Temporary)
Transport Department
GRADE 5 - £23,080 - £24,491

Applications are invited for two current vacancies for the post of Fleet Technician, currently based at Earlswood, Jersey Marine, but with a view of relocating to Dafen, Llanelli in the coming months. Posts are 37 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with one being a permanent role and the second temporary initially until 31 July 2021.

The Role
The role will involve carrying out routine maintenance, along with mechanical, electrical and bodywork repairs of both HGV and light vehicles, plant and equipment to an agreed standard.

Requirements
Candidates should possess an LGV Licence. 

Location
Earlswood, Jersey Marine with upcoming relocation to Dafen, Llanelli

Enquiries
If you require further information regarding these posts, please contact Head of Fleet, Engineering & Logistics Department, Stephen Davies on 01267 226820, or by email to s.j.davies@mawwfire.gov.uk.

Applying for the role
Completed applications should be sent by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk

Closing Date
16:30 on 19th May, 2021

Application Forms and Further Information

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. 

Please see the attached person specification and job description. 

Application Form (PDF 882Kb)
Job Description (PDF, 135Kb)
Personal Specification (PDF, 115Kb)
Application Guidance (PDF, 1.2Mb)

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Department (humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk), Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP.

ICT Manager
ICT Department
SERVICE HEADQUARTERS, CARMARTHEN
GRADE 11 - £38,890 - £41,881

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are looking for an experienced ICT Manager to join their team at the Carmarthen headquarters.

The Role
This is a full-time role working in the ICT department, reporting to the Head of ICT and also fulfilling the function of Deputy Head of ICT. Leading the ICT Business Systems Team you will be responsible for overseeing the systems and infrastructure across the Service area providing advice, knowledge and innovative ICT solutions to users across the organisation.

What we're looking for
This role requires extensive, general ICT skills honed from many years of experience as a manager within ICT, with a proven technical knowledge of networking, servers, software and hardware having delivered your own innovative ideas, that have brought about significant change in your previous positions. Critical to this role is sound leadership skills with strong people focus and the ability to put the team and organisation first. You will have good project management skills utilising various methodologies and the ability to create work plans with appropriate timescales and budgets. Ensuring that ideas are well researched with detailed reports listing options and risks are produced and presented to a high standard.

You will be expected to represent the ICT department in meetings at all levels, maintaining a professional attitude and enthusiastic demeanour. This will require you to have good interpersonal skills, with the ability to get the best from suppliers and audit whether the service they provide is effective and value-for-money. Communication with the wider organisation will be required on a regular basis including contact with the various departments, including support departments and operational divisions.

Knowledge of public sector procurement, governance and regulations and the emergency services would be useful, although not essential.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service pride themselves on their innovative approach to solving problems and utilising technology to enhance the way the employees can achieve results. With a mix of cutting edge and legacy technologies currently in place we will be looking to utilise ICT to phase out older systems, introduce new systems fit for the modern workplace and streamline working processes with automated tools.

ICT within the Service 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 them, so it is a great opportunity for someone passionate and enthusiastic about ICT and who has a great work ethic.

The Service
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 a great role, great benefits including potential for progression through the pay grade, generous leave allowance as well as bank holidays, a highly desirable pension scheme and 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.

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

Applying for the role
Completed applications should be sent by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk

Closing Date
-

Application Forms and Further Information

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. 

Please see the attached person specification and job description. 

Application Form (PDF, 882Kb)
Job Description (.docx, 250Kb)
Personal Specification (.docx, 55Kb)
Application Guidance (PDF, 1.2Mb)

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Department (humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk), Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP.

ICT Network Administrator
ICT Department
GRADE 8 - £30,451 - £32,234 per annum

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced ICT Network Administrator to join their ICT  Business Systems Team based at Service Headquarters, Carmarthen. This is a new fulltime post working 37 hours per week Monday- Friday.

The Role
We are looking for someone who has a minimum of  3 years  practical experience delivering networking solutions across multi-site organisations. You will have a great understanding of network security which will underpin all the work that you do and all the recommendations that you make. You will be responsible for upgrading, maintaining and making sound recommendations for the whole Service architecture – from local LANs, private WANs, inter-organisational VPNs and the connections out to the public internet.

What we're looking for
The remit for this role includes switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, access points, SIP and VOIP related hardware and similar equipment. You should be experienced in setting up, configuring and troubleshooting all aspect of TCP/IP and lower protocols – including DHCP, DNS,, VLANs, routing protocols, QoS, Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, VPNs, RADIUS and WiFi (SSIDs, WPA2 and WPA-Enterprise etc), virtual networking in Azure and Hyper-V and great firewall knowledge – NAT, PAT, Policies, rules  bandwidth management site-to-site as well as personal VPNs. An ability to configure the networking for VOIP and SIP phone systems will be required as well as a good knowledge of inter-site connectivity, preferably via the Welsh PSBA provision.

Although you are required to have an in-depth knowledge of Cisco products, our network utilises a range of manufacturer’s devices so your skillset should be adaptable to a number of different networking products In addition, ethernet, fibre, SFPs, wall sockets, patch panel knowledge and well-dressed cabling and creating resilient networks are expected.

You will be working closely with the System Administrator to provide a secure and well-maintained systems and network, which is continuously well documented, and be knowledgeable where the skills overlap as well as being familiar enough with Windows Server systems to provide resilience and support in that area.

Troubleshooting will form a key part of this role and using packet-sniffing, understanding frame sizes, routing tables, WiFi issues, SNMP and MIBs should all be second nature.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service pride themselves on their innovative approach to solving problems and utilising technology to enhance the way the employees can achieve results. With a mix of cutting edge and legacy technologies currently in place we are looking to utilise ICT to phase out andretire older systems, introduce new systems fit for the modern workplace and streamline working processes with automated tools.

ICT within the Service 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 them, so it is a great opportunity for someone passionate and enthusiastic about ICT and who has a great work ethic.

The Service
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 a  varied 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.

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

Applying for the role
Completed applications should be sent by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk

Closing Date
-

Application Forms and Further Information
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. 

Please see the attached person specification and job description. 

Application Form (PDF, 882Kb)
Job Description (.docx, 250Kb)
Personal Specification (.docx, 250Kb)
Application Guidance (PDF, 1.2Mb)

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk, or to HR Department, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP.

ICT Project Manager
ICT Department
GRADE 8 - £30,451 - £32,234 per annum

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

The role
This is a new and exciting full-time, role working in the restructured ICT Department, leading the ICT Solutions Team tasked with providing business driven ICT solutions across our Service ranging from the 999 control centre to fire stations and commands and Fire Service Headquarters.

What we're looking for
This role requires utilising different project management methodologies as appropriate to each project, great people management skills, good technical understanding of ICT concepts and the ability to detail technical ideas in an easy to understand way. You will also need the ability to evaluate project requirements, estimate resources and timelines, provide constant analysis and reporting of the project milestones and ensure end-to-end delivery of the project or solution. In this role you will gather information from various stakeholders, evaluate priorities and risks, create technical analysis, test potential and final solutions (creating clear evaluation and testing plans) and ensure the team is working efficiently and to their strengths. This is very much a hands-on role and you  will be heavily involved in all aspects of the project from initiation to testing and delivery. There will be multiple projects of various sizes running concurrently, all of which need to be carefully managed.

As a manager of a 5-person team, you will need to demonstrate sound line-management and leadership skills to ensure that the team work efficiently and effectively and resources are carefully managed. You will also need to have great interpersonal skills,capable of working effectively alongside the managers of the other ICT teams, communicating well with other departments and external suppliers of products and services.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service pride themselves on their innovative approach to solving problems and utilising technology to enhance the way the employees can achieve results. 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 with automated tools.

ICT within the Service 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 them, so it is a great opportunity for someone passionate and enthusiastic about ICTand the potential to drive organisational change and development  

The Service
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, great benefits including the possibility of quick progression through 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.

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

Applying for the role
Completed applications should be sent by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk

Closing Date
-

Application Forms and Further Information
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. 

Please see the attached person specification and job description. 

Application Form (PDF, 882Kb)
Job Description (.docx, 250Kb)
Personal Specification (.docx 250Kb) 
Application Guidance (PDF, 1.2Mb)

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources by email to humanresources@mawwfire.gov.uk, or to HR Department, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, SA31 1SP.