Benefits of the job

Being an on-call (part-time) firefighter is challenging but rewarding.

Here’s an overview of the benefits once you’ve been offered a post.

WYFRS require retained on-call firefighters to commit to between 50 hours (minimum) and 120 hours (maximum) per week in order to fulfil the duties of the on-call stations. Of these contracted hours, a minimum of 30% of an individual’s availability must be within the stated ‘Premium Hours’.
Premium Hours are classed as 8am until 6pm Monday – Thursday and 8am Friday UNTIL 6pm Sunday.

Below shows the range of salaries an on-call firefighter can earn between, depending on the number of hours committed to and the level of competency.

PAY RATES

£5,378 to £8,537

Trainee on-call firefighter

£5,593 to £8,874

On-call firefighter at the development stage

£7,081 to £11,221

On-call firefighter with full competence

Pay scales are correct as at 1 October 2018 and are reviewed annually.

RELOCATION PACKAGE

A relocation package of up to £10,000* maybe available for some on-call stations within West Yorkshire.

Due to the recruitment requirements, relocation packages are currently being considered for the following designated stations;

Otley

Ilkley

Silsden

For more information and full details, please contact us.

*Terms and conditions will apply.

BENEFITS

QUALIFICATIONS

Training and personal development opportunities, including a Level 3 NVQ Diploma (Emergency Fire Services Operations in the Community), an LGV licence, First Aid qualification and health and safety training

PROMOTIONS

Promotion opportunities, long service and good conduct award

FITNESS FACILITIES

Free use of the gym at Fire Services Headquarters, Birkenshaw

JOB SATISFACTION

Satisfaction and pride in helping people who live in West Yorkshire in a worthwhile and rewarding job

STRONG SUPPORT NETWORKS

Comprehensive induction programme for all staff and annual appraisal scheme

FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY

Access to The Firefighters Charity, their resources and support – visit www.firefighterscharity.org.uk for more details

ANNUAL LEAVE

28 days annual leave, increasing to 35 days after 5 years continuous service

FREE PARKING

Free of charge parking at WYFRS premises subject to availability and security arrangements

HEALTH SUPPORT

Occupational health support

PENSION SCHEME

Career Average Pension scheme

MATERNITY LEAVE

Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave

UNIFORM

All firefighters are issued with a uniform and kit before initial training commences

Your Next Step

Being a firefighter involves making a commitment. The training and dedication
to the role is demanding, but the role provides real rewards.

Join our professional team and make a difference in your community today.

We’ll help you uncover strengths you didn’t even know you had and you’ll soon start noticing the benefits.

See the application process stages for on-call firefighters here.

 

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If you have any questions, there are a few ways you can contact us