Working for the fire and rescue service is a really respected role within the community. We rely on a team of people with a mix of skills and experience to deliver an effective frontline service and make our region safer from fire.

Currently Recruiting

Watch Manager B: Business Fire Safety

The Service is currently seeking external transfers for the role of Watch Manager B – Business Fire Safety Inspector within the Business Fire Safety Department.

The main purpose of this role is to enforce fire safety legislation and associated regulations in accordance with Service policies and procedures, and secondly to provide leadership and support at operational incidents. 

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

 The Service is asking individuals to apply as follows:-

  • Current Wholetime Operational Watch Manager B’s who wish to transfer.
  • Current Wholetime Operational Watch Manager A’s seeking promotion

Individuals should submit an application form, please see attached.

For further information regarding this vacancy please contact Head of Business Fire Safety, Sion Slaymaker on 

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
Job Description
Personal Specification
Application Guidance

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 21 April 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Results will be by sent by e-mail after 14:00 hrs on Tuesday, 24 September 2019.

Stage 2 consists of Ability Tests. Details are available via the Candidate Information Pack.

You need to contact immediately to identify any special requirements that you may have.  This will enable us to make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

Please see the proposed timetable of activities below for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service:

 Ability Tests 09-15 October 2019 
 Physical And Practical Assessments w/c 18 November 2019
 Selection w/c 25 November 2019
w/c 02 December 2019
w/c 09 December 2019

Please note that these dates are subject to change in accordance with the number of candidates involved within the process.

Due to the numbers involved within the process, it may not be possible to accommodate you at an alternative time.

As part of our obligations under data protection legislation, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are required to publish information in relation to the personal information we collect and how it is be used.

You can find out more about how we use personal data as part of this recruitment process here.

Firefighters and Community Fire Safety staff from the Service will now visit domestic properties to provide home safety advice and will supply and install a smoke alarm free of charge, where appropriate. 

These checks are the cornerstone of the proactive role the Service is adopting in its drive to reduce the deaths and injuries that are caused by accidental fires.​

The provision of smoke alarms and other home safety items by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is supported by funding from Welsh Government.