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Control Crew & Watch Promotion Boards & Transfers In (October 2022)





South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is proud to be one of the leading fire and rescue services in the country, having been rated as triple good in our most recent inspection from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

We have a clear vision – to make South Yorkshire safer and stronger – and we base everything we do around this core aim. We also have a set of three key aspirations – to be a great place to work, to put people first and to strive to be the best.

We are a forward thinking and ambitious organisation that is constantly determined to improve. SYFR Control is fundamental to our delivery of high quality services to the public of South Yorkshire and we are seeking applications from existing Fire Control staff who may wish to transfer in or be promoted into our Control Room at Crew or Watch level. We can offer a positive, developmental working environment within a busy metropolitan service.

We also want good people who share our values of honesty, integrity and respect. People who are brave and have the courage to do things differently, embrace diversity of thought and adapt to the challenges we will inevitably face in the future. If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you. 

Eligibility Criteria

Our Control Crew and Watch Manager Promotions and Transfer In Processes will take place between 17–28 October 2022.

Applications are invited from individuals who meet the relevant criteria for the relevant roles as below:

Crew Manager Control Promotion Board

  1. Hold a current employment contract within a UK Fire & Rescue Service Control
  2. Have been deemed competent in the role of Firefighter Control
  3. Not be subject to any current development plans or sanctions
  4. Be willing to undertake all development as necessary for the role (see application form)

Crew Manager Control Transfer In Process

  1. Hold a current employment contract within a UK Fire & Rescue Service Control
  2. Be a substantive Control Crew Manager
  3. Not be subject to any current development plans or sanctions.
  4. Be willing to undertake all development as necessary for the role (see application form)

Watch Manager Control Promotion Board

  1. Hold a current employment contract within a UK Fire & Rescue Service Control
  2. Be a substantive & competent Control Crew Manager
  3. Hold a Level 3 accredited supervisory leadership & management qualification e.g. CMI, ILM
  4. Not be subject to any current development plans or sanctions
  5. Be willing to undertake all development as necessary for the role (see application form)

Watch Manager Control Transfer In Process

  1. Hold a current employment contract within a UK Fire & Rescue Service Control
  2. Be a substantive Control Watch Manager
  3. Hold a Level 3 accredited supervisory leadership & management qualification e.g. CMI, ILM
  4. Not be subject to any current development plans or sanctions.
  5. Be willing to undertake all development as necessary for the role (see application form)

Application Process 

To apply please read the FAQ below and then complete the relevant Application Form:-

Application Form – Transfer in as Control Crew Manager (CMC)

Application Form – Transfer in as Control Watch Manager (WMC)

Application Form – Promotion Board to become Control Watch Manager (WMC)

Application Form – Promotion Board to become Control Crew Manager (CMC)

If you have any questions about the process please get in touch by emailing recruitment@syfire.gov.uk.

The closing date for submitting completed Application Forms is 09:00 on Monday 3 October 2022.

Please note, any appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check, if applicable. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the promotion board or transfer process entail?

Both Promotion Boards will consist of the following elements:

Operational Assessment

This will consist of a realistic simulated operational assessment applicable to the aspirational role. The purpose of the assessment is to measure an individual’s skills, knowledge and understanding and to provide scoring against the relevant criteria. This type of assessment gives candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and practice within a realistic setting and allows for specific and targeted feedback to be provided to all candidates regardless of performance.

Presentation

Individuals will be given a topic prior to the assessment date and will be required to develop and deliver a presentation on this theme.

Combined Operational & Managerial Interview

This will be an interview held with two Station Managers (HR will undertake sampling) which will assess both technical operational knowledge and managerial capabilities and judgement.

Areas which may be covered within the operational section are:

  • Knowledge of Fire Control Mobilising Procedures

Areas which may be covered within the managerial section are:

  • Supervisory competencies & behaviours (based around the NFCC Leadership Framework) and how an individual meets these within their behaviours and managerial approach
  • Organisational Values & Behaviours
  • Knowledge of organisational processes & procedures

Managerial In-tray exercise (WMC Promotion Board Only)

Individuals will be provided a scenario at the assessment centre and will undertake a simulation exercise which will be assessed against criteria based on the NFCC Leadership Framework.

When will the Promotion Boards and Transfer Processes take place? 

These will be between the 17 and 28 October 2022. If there are any dates within this period when you will not be available please inform us at the time of your application and we will try our best to accommodate you where possible.

Who can I contact for further information?

To discuss any of the roles or processes please contact Control Station Manager Ian Gillatt on 07824 608697.

For any other queries relating to your application please email recruitment@syfire.gov.uk in the first instance.

This content was last updated on September 01st, 2022