Fire Control Inter-Service Transfers – Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is currently seeking inter-service transferees at Firefighter and Watch Manager level for Fire Control operators.

On conclusion of the process, a holding pool will be created to support both career progression and the anticipated retirement profile in our control room over the next 24 months.

Northumberland is the northernmost county of England, bordering Cumbria, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and the Scottish Borders. We have an outstanding North Sea coastline of 103 km and a county of rural natural beauty. The county is steeped in history and heritage with a population of over 300,000 residents. The council provides a wide range of services to the residents over an area of 5,000 sq. km.

We are looking for applications from competent control Firefighters and competent control Watch Managers.

The successful candidates will be expected to promote and maintain a positive relationship with all employees and their respective trade unions in the interests of developing a climate of harmonious and constructive employee relations.

With excellent interpersonal skills and innovative thinking, the different roles will support the services continuous improvement strategy while also promoting a positive and inclusive organisational culture.

If you think you would work well within these roles and have a desire to make our communities safer, then we encourage you to apply for these exciting opportunities.

Essential criteria for the role


You must be a competent Fire Control operative, currently employed in a UKFRS.

No outstanding ‘unspent’ disciplinary warnings.

Selection Process:

The selection process will be undertaken in accordance with workforce and succession planning requirements.

Your application will be reviewed and if you meet the eligibility criteria, you will then progress to the next stage of the process.

Our selection process will comprise of the following:

An assessment day consisting of a group discussion, and formal interview.

Assessment days will take place at:

Service Headquarters

West Hartford Business Park



NE23 3JP

For information about the process please contact Station Manager Diane Cairns or Group Manager Joe Hunter:



Closing date for applications is 12:00 on 22nd March 2024

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Alternative application format:

British Sign Language:

For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930

Closing date: March 22 2024

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