South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Hydrant Technician

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 3 (£23,500 – £23,893*) *Pay award pending

Hours: Full Time - 37 hours

Work Pattern: Monday – Thursday 07:00 – 15:00, Friday 07:00 – 14:30 Flexible to Work Sundays

Location: Headquarters, Sheffield

An opportunity has arisen within our Technical Services Section for a Hydrant Technician, based at Sheffield Headquarters. Reporting to the Water Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring water supplies for firefighting purposes are accessible and operating effectively by carrying out day-to-day planned inspections, testing and maintenance of all fire hydrants, fire tanks and suction outlets in the South Yorkshire area.

Working mainly outdoors, the role will involve a significant amount of driving and physical work including removing hydrant lids, clearing and tidying hydrant sites and the maintenance and repair of hydrant fittings. You will also be required to complete and maintain accurate manual and computer records relating to all inspections, repairs and maintenance work and to report and monitor progress for major repairs via the relevant channels.

To be considered for this role you must hold a current and valid driving license and be able to read and interpret maps, particularly street directories, confidently. You will also have an awareness and strong commitment to safe working practices, particularly in relation to manual handling and be able to organise and prioritise your work effectively, safely and without supervision.

Due to the nature of the work, this post requires a flexible and co-operative attitude to working hours.

For more information about the role, please contact Susan Dunk on 07798 628715 or David Taylor on 07920 536456. 

Closing date for applications is 23:59 hours on Sunday 23 June 2024.

To apply for the post, please submit your CV along with a covering letter to Your covering letter should explain how your knowledge and experience meet the criteria within the person specification. If you do not include this information, your application may not meet the requirements within the shortlisting criteria. Please limit your covering letter to a maximum of two A4 pages.

If you would prefer to submit an application form, please download a copy here or contact recruitment at

New starters will commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. We offer 28 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays.  Annual leave increases after 5 years’ service to 32 days, followed by an extra day a year up to a maximum of 37 days.  We also operate a generous flexi time attendance scheme.

Other benefits include; a Cycle 2 Work Scheme, a Free on Site Gym, Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Schemes and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents. We warmly welcome applications from individuals who identify with underrepresented groups within our workforce, including individuals from Minority Ethnic backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT+), and individuals with disabilities. In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours. We believe that a diverse workforce leads to innovation, creativity, and better decision-making, and we are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone can thrive.

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. Asylum and Immigration Check, References, Medical Screening, Substance Misuse testing and Standard Criminal Records Check.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People.  All staff are expected to share this commitment.

If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

This content was last updated on May 31st, 2024