Fire Control Operator/Firefighter Control Transferees – County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

County Durham & Darlington Fire and Rescue (CDDFRS) welcome applications from ambitious and forward-thinking competent control operators/firefighters who would like to transfer to the service. We consider ourselves to be a professional, high performing, inclusive and innovative organisation which is well regarded by the communities we serve and the partner organisations with whom we collaborate.

About the role
We are looking for an inspiring individual who is motivated by improving how we do things and making a real difference for our communities.  Applicants must be innovative and dynamic, be willing to accept and drive change and be a role model for our Service values.  The ability to collaborate and work flexibly and coherently as part of a team is a must.  Individuals must be professional, enthusiastic and self-motivated.

The primary role of a Control Operator is to:

  • Answer, record and action emergency calls;
  • Mobilise resources to incidents throughout the County;
  • Provide support and guidance to members of the public;
  • Assist in the continued management of incidents;
  • Carry out a variety of emergency and non-emergency tasks to support and maintain an effective Fire Service response;
  • Have the ability to work under pressure in a fast-changing environment.
  • Have a positive and flexible attitude to all aspects of work;
  • Be able to work as part of a team and act on own initiative;
  • Be able to undertake intensive initial training and study;
  • Have a good level of commitment to own development.

A Firefighter Control will work on average a 42-hour working week and will be aligned to a rotating shift pattern including nights, weekends, and public holidays.

What we offer
We consider ourselves to be a professional, high performing, inclusive and innovative organisation which is well regarded by the communities we serve and the partner organisations with whom we collaborate.

If you think you have the right skills and are committed to a challenging but rewarding career, supporting public life and better outcomes for communities, we welcome your application.

In return the post offers 28 days annual leave rising to 31 days after 5 years, sports facilities, car parking and a pension scheme.

For an informal discussion please contact Alison Farndale, Station Manager Control – alison.farndale@ddfire.gov.uk / 07971 952 267.

Application packs are available to download via Northeast Jobs portal www.northeastjobs.org.uk and should be e-mailed to humanresources@ddfire.gov.uk

Salary: £35,791

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: July 1 2024

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