Wholetime Crew Manager and Watch Manager transfers (including FF- CM promotions opportunity)





South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (SYFR) is seeking applications for operational transfers in to the service for the below roles. Transferees will be placed on a contract to cover any SYFR Duty System (please see details below) but will only be requested to undertake a role on a non-preferred Duty System for a maximum duration of two years. Opportunities to take up Instructor roles at our Training & Development Centre and within our Community Safety Teams may also be available and would be subject to a minimum three year commitment.

Wholetime Duty System Crew Manager:

Option 1:         Transfer Process (substantive wholetime contract Crew Managers – Competent or Development)

Option 2:         Transfer & Promotion Process (competent & substantive wholetime contract Firefighters seeking promotion to Crew Manager)

Wholetime Duty System Watch Manager

Open to substantive wholetime contract Watch Managers (competent or development)

Individuals wishing to submit a formal application for consideration for any of the above roles will need to complete the appropriate Application Form and submit this by 08:00 on Friday 21st February via email to recruitment@syfire.gov.uk. Candidates should be aware that, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria, the assessment process for the above roles will take place between the 12th – 25th March 2020. Individuals successful within the process may be offered immediate employment with SYFR or may be placed within a pool for future suitable opportunities which may arise in the future if insufficient opportunities are available immediately.

Eligibility and Process Details:

Crew Manager – Transfer Process (For substantive Crew Managers – competent or development)

Eligibility:

  • You will need to hold all 4 units (listed below) of the IFE Level 3 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety and Management. (Please note that these do not need to have been achieved within the 5 years required for the Certificate itself).

Unit 1: Fire Engineering Science

Unit 2: Fire Operations

Unit 3: Fire Safety

Unit 4: Management and Administration in Fire and Rescue Services

  • Be on a substantive/permanent Crew Manager contract on a Wholetime Duty System within a UK Fire & Rescue Service. (Please note that applications from individuals from airport or defence fire services or those from individuals on an On Call system will not be accepted).
  • Be ‘in ticket’/up to date with all operational training in line with your current service training policy
  • Willing to undertake a Basic Disclosure Scotland or DBS check as relevant to role
  • Have a satisfactory Personal Development Review, Appraisal or equivalent for the last year
  • Not be in possession of any formal disciplinary sanctions at the point of application
  • Not be subject to any informal or formal development plans within current role at point of application
  • Have acceptable references received from current UK Fire & Rescue Service
  • Be medically fit to undertake the role applied for. (Please note medical sign off by the SYFR Medical Officer will be required). This will include being at the required level of Fitness in line with the SYFR Fitness Policy (42.3 vo2 Max level).

Please note:

SYFR CM Candidates are expected to have completed a CMI Level 3 Leadership and Management Qualification, IOSH Managing Safely and an externally accredited Incident Command Level 3 qualification. Candidates who are competent in role but have not achieved these (or equivalent qualifications) will be required to do so as a condition of their employment.

Process:

  • Completion of Application Form
  • Interview (Operational/Technical & Managerial Questions) & Presentation
  • XVR Incident Command Assessment at Level 1
  • Fitness Test – Bleep or Chester Walk Test
  • Please note that references, confirmation of competence/development status, qualifications and training records will all be sought from your current FRS prior to any final offer of employment with SYFR.
  • All offers will be subject to the above and being signed as medically fit to undertake the role.Crew Manager – Transfer & Promotion Board (For competent & substantive Firefighters seeking promotion to Crew Manager)

Eligibility:

  • You will need to hold all 4 units of the IFE Level 3 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety and Management. (Please note that these do not need to have been achieved within the 5 years required for the Certificate itself).

Unit 1: Fire Engineering Science

Unit 2: Fire Operations

Unit 3: Fire Safety

Unit 4: Management and Administration in Fire and Rescue Services

  • Be on a substantive/permanent Firefighter contract on a Wholetime Duty System within a UK Fire & Rescue Service. (Please note that applications from individuals from airport or defence fire services or from those on an On Call contract only will not be accepted).
  • Have been deemed competent in the role of Firefighter via completion of an appropriate quality assured development programme or accredited qualification.
  • Be ‘in ticket’/up to date with all operational training in line with your current service training policy
  • Willing to undertake a Basic Disclosure Scotland or DBS check as relevant to role
  • Have a satisfactory Personal Development Review, Appraisal or equivalent for the last year
  • Not be in possession of any formal disciplinary sanctions at the point of application
  • Not be subject to any informal or formal development plans within current role at point of application
  • Acceptable references received from current UK Fire & Rescue Service
  • Be medically fit to undertake the role applied for. (Please note medical sign off by the SYFR Medical Officer will be required). This will include being at the required level of Fitness in line with the SYFR Fitness Policy (42.3 vo2 Max level).

Process:

  • Completion of Application Form
  • Completion of SYFR Crew Manager Promotion Board
  • Operational/Technical & Managerial Interview
  • Presentation
  • Managerial Role Play
  • Incident Command Simulation Assessment at Level 1
  • Fitness Test – Bleep or Chester Walk Test
  • Please note that references, confirmation of competence status, qualifications and training records will all be sought from your current FRS prior to any final offer of employment with SYFR.
  • All offers will be subject to the above and being signed as medically fit to undertake the role.

Watch Manager – Transfer Process (For substantive Watch Managers – competent or development)

Eligibility:

  • You will need to hold the IFE Level 3 Diploma Unit 6 Paper: Unit 6 Paper in Fire Service Operations and Incident Command
  • Be on a substantive/permanent Watch Manager contract on a Wholetime Duty System within a UK Fire & Rescue Service. (Please note that applications from individuals from airport or defence fire services or from those on an On Call contract only will not be accepted).
  • Be ‘in ticket’/up to date with all operational training in line with your current service training policy
  • Willing to undertake a Basic Disclosure Scotland or DBS check as relevant to role
  • Have a satisfactory Personal Development Review, Appraisal or equivalent for the last year
  • Not be in possession of any formal disciplinary sanctions at the point of application
  • Not be subject to any informal or formal development plans within current role at point of application
  • Acceptable references received from current UK Fire & Rescue Service
  • Be medically fit to undertake the role applied for. (Please note medical sign off by the SYFR Medical Officer will be required). This will include being at the required level of Fitness in line with the SYFR Fitness Policy (42.3 vo2 Max level).

Please note:

 SYFR WM Candidates are expected to have completed a CMI Level 3 Leadership and    Management Qualification, IOSH Managing Safely and an externally accredited Incident Command Level 3 qualification. They are also required to hold the Level 3     Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment. Candidates who are    competent in role but have not achieved these (or equivalent qualifications) will be required to do so as a condition of their employment with SYFR.

Process:

  • Completion of Application Form
  • Interview (Operational/Technical & Managerial Questions) & Presentation
  • XVR Incident Command Assessment at Level 1
  • Fitness Test – Bleep or Chester Walk Test
  • Please note that references, confirmation of competence status, qualifications, training and employment records will all be sought from your current FRS prior to any final offer of employment with SYFR.
  • All offers will be subject to the above and being signed as medically fit to undertake the role.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (SYFR) Duty and Staffing Systems

SYFR offer a variety of duty systems and applicants can express preference for these within their Application Form. Preferences will be considered but allocation will be based on workforce requirements and planning.

Wholetime 2-2-4 Duty System

This duty system consists of crews working 2 day shifts followed by 2 night shifts followed by 4 rota days

Wholetime Day Staffing Duty System

The Day Staffing Duty System consists of individuals working a set pattern of Day Shifts only.

Operational Resourcing Team (ORT) Staffing System

The ORT consists of wholetime Firefighters, Crew Manager and Watch Managers who offer cover as part of a flexible resourcing team working varied shifts. ORT members could be required to work any shift/system where staffing is required. This will be on a quarterly pre-planned basis although flexibility will be required where individual staffing needs arise. This system is subject to a 10% salary increase on basic pay (pensionable).

POST APPLICATION PROCESS:

Medical Assessment:

All candidates successful within the process will progress through to a medical check with the SYFR Brigade Medical Officer. Individuals will need to be deemed fit for operational duties in order to receive a formal offer of employment.

Conversion Course:

Individuals will be required to undertake an Induction Process and Operational Conversion Course which will be run at the SYFR Training and Development Centre in Sheffield.

If you have any questions in relation to your application please contact us on 01142 532880 or at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk.

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This content was last updated on February 03rd, 2020