Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) encourages to consider a new career this winter as they open recruitment and look for aspiring firefighters to join the Service. The application process will be opened in November and all new recruits will have an opportunity to find out more about the role, Service, day to day duties, before they undertake practical test in early 2019.
Main message of the recruitment campain is ‘Yes You Can’ and is referred to communities of Bristol, Bath, North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Service looks for applicants from different areas and backgrounds.
Please read about expectations and details represented by Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Simon Shilton:
“A career in the fire service is exciting, often challenging, always varied and entirely rewarding.
“We are looking for people who are driven by representing and making a positive difference in their community; who want to be part of an effective and efficient team; and who have the aspirations of becoming a leader of the future.
“We need people with different skill sets who are passionate about community safety, are committed to prevention and protection and who can act as a role model for our young people.
“If any of these attributes resonate with you, I look forward to reading your application in the coming months.
“We have been delighted with the interest we’ve received during our previous recruitment campaigns and we are once again expecting a large number of applications.
“I am hopeful that they will come from all areas of our diverse community; it’s important the Service reflects the communities we serve and I would encourage people from all backgrounds to find out more and apply.
“If the role of a firefighter is not necessarily for you, we also currently advertising for various Corporate Staff roles.
“So, why not consider applying to become our next Media and Internal Communications Officer, HR advisor or Health and Safety Officer?
“We post roles all year round, so keep an eye on our website for future opportunities to join the Avon Fire & Rescue Service family.”
As a wholetime firefighter, you would be responsible for ensuring Avon’s fire stations are crewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fully qualified firefighters earn £29,000 a year and have the opportunity to look for promotion within the Service.