South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

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Contingency Fire & Emergency Driver/Pump Operator 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 Driver/Pump Operator. 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.

Driver/Pump Operators will be required to drive fire appliances and operate pumps and will be given suitable Emergency Fire Appliance Driving (EFAD) training. Applicants for this role will need to hold a current Class C LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) licence and have undertaken over 200 hours LGV driving. Applicants will need to undertake and pass a fitness test for this role. There is the potential for Driver/Pump Operators to undertake wider training in operational areas following a higher level fitness assessment, however this will be voluntary and discussed at interview.

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 Driver/Pump Operator 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, driving assessment and full medical assessment including substance misuse testing will form part of our selection process.

The initial training course is likely to take place at a venue in South Yorkshire and the dates 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 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 21 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