Current Vacancies

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

Wholetime Firefighters

On-call Firefighters

We currently have on-call firefighter vacancies at all Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Fire Stations.

 

Do you have what it takes?

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

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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

Information Governance Officer

Human Resources Department, Service Headquarters, Carmarthen 

Grade 9 - £37,336-39,186

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is seeking applications from individuals for the role of permanent Information Governance Officer within the Human Resources Department based at Service Headquarters, Carmarthen.

The Role
To provide direction, support and advice to the Authority, Principal Officers, Heads of Department / Response and all departments across the Authority in relation to their data protection responsibilities.

To take the lead role in the implementation and management of information governance compliance procedures and activities.

To be responsible for advising and monitoring the Authority’s compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Data Protection Act 2018 and other linked legislation, including performance of other formal duties as defined by the legislation.

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 Human Resources Manager, Steve Rees at s.rees@mawwfire.gov.uk.

Applying for the role
To apply for the role, please complete the application form, with reference to the criteria set  out in the Job Description and Person Specification in the attached job application pack.

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

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
4.30pm 29 February 2024

Deputy Head of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

ICT Department, Service Headquarters, Carmarthen 

Grade 13 - £51,515-£53,500

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is seeking applications from individuals for the role of Deputy Head of ICT within the ICT Department based at Service Headquarters, Carmarthen. 

The Role
A highly sought-after role at a high level within the ICT department has arisen for an individual with Mid and West Wales Fire Service. This role is at the core of the work required for one of the largest Fire Services in England and Wales, providing the critical technological backbone to the Service. We will reward you with great benefits, including generous pension and you’d be part of the move into newly-refurbished ICT offices in 2024 and you’d have the knowledge that the work you do will help save lives and help communities across Wales.

This is a full-time role reporting to the Head of ICT and filling the function of Deputy Head of ICT. As the manager for the ICT Business Systems Team you will be responsible for overseeing the systems and infrastructure across the Service area providing advice, knowledge and great ICT solutions to users.

You will have a high level of cybersecurity knowledge with experience of securing systems from their inception and remedial security works. This will result in ensuring best practice security from industry and government professionals is followed and issues are removed or mitigated. Helping to ensure the IT Security Management System operates effectively and the documentation is in place and regularly reviewed.

This role requires great, general ICT skills honed from extensive experience as a manager within ICT, with a proven technical knowledge of networking, servers (physical and virtual, cloud and on-prem), 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 above yourself. Although you will be leading a team this role will be hands-on and will suit someone who enjoys the technical aspects of ICT. 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 worthwhile and value-for-money. Communication with the wider organisation will be required on a regular basis with regular contact between the various departments, both support and operational.

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 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 ICT and who has a great work ethic.

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).

Enquiries
For further information regarding this post please contact Head of ICT, Dafydd Lawrence by email to D.Lawrence@mawwfire.gov.uk.

Applying for the role
To apply for the role, please complete the application form, with reference to the criteria set out in the Job Description and Person Specification in the Job Application Pack below.

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
4.30pm 1 March 2024

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