South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Contingency Fire & Emergency Operative Vacancies

Seeking a new challenge? Looking for something out of the ordinary?

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service is looking for team focused and practically minded individuals with a good level of physical fitness to join our already established Contingency Fire Crew (CFC) in the role of Contingency Fire & Emergency Operative. The Contingency Fire Crew exists to provide support in the event of exceptional excess demands on the service or in the event of local or national industrial action. Those selected will be trained in basic firefighting and emergency response techniques and will be called on (post initial training) to provide cover as and when required.

This is a zero hours contract following initial training. (Please note this is a separate role to that of a full time Firefighter).

Contingency Fire & Emergency Operative Role 

Pay:                             £13.40 per hour during any period of training or work undertaken*.

*You will receive a minimum of 12 hours pay (£160.80) for any period of work undertaken (non training) i.e. if you are required to work for just a 2 hour shift you would still receive 12 hours pay. Any work undertaken over 12 consecutive hours will then be paid at an additional £13.40 per hour.

£200 retention payment for every 4-week period of availability post Initial Training. Please be aware that to receive the retention payment you would need to attend at least 4 out of 8 weekend scheduled top up training courses/days within a calendar year.

Contract Type:          Following your initial training you will be contracted to work only as and when required but would receive the £200 payment per four week period.

Considering the demanding nature of emergency and fire response work you must be medically fit for the role and must have a good level of physical fitness. A fitness test, practical assessment and full medical assessment including substance misuse testing will form part of our selection process.

The initial training will consist of a 12 day residential course and the dates and location for this will be confirmed in the near future.

NOTE: If you are interested in applying you must be available to attend the full initial 12 day residential training course and the further dates to be announced for the other areas of the selection process. You will also need to be able to provide reasonable availability to cover potential periods of exceptional excess service demand or industrial action.

You must be 18 or over and eligible to work in the UK. All recruitment is subject to successful completion of all assessments, medical screening, substance misuse testing and a Disclosure and Barring Service Check of unspent criminal convictions.

For further information on the role, what is involved at each stage of the recruitment process and how to apply please visit our website at .

Please be advised that the application process will close as soon as we have received sufficient applications.

This content was last updated on September 26th, 2022