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Every role in East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service exists to support the overall aim of achieving a safer and more sustainable community.

As you can imagine, achieving our overall aim depends on a variety of people with a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences.

On this page, you will find a list of our current vacancies and details of how to apply. You may want to check this page regularly, as we will update it with new roles as they come along.

Retained woman

You may not be looking for a career move, but you could train to be a Retained FireFighter & respond to incidents in your local community. 

Find out more on our Retained Recruitment page

SCC

All 999 emergency calls for the Fire & Rescue Service within East Sussex & West Sussex are routed to the Sussex Control Centre based in Haywards Heath.

Support Staff Generic

We have a wide range of support roles from conducting Home Safety Visits, marketing the Service to the community, co-ordinating training or running payroll.

  • For vacancies see below
Flood rescue
Applicants for these jobs must already be an operational member of staff in the national Fire & Rescue Service.

If you can demonstrate resilience, tenacity and a sound operational knowledge, together with a commitment to driving change and delivering the core values, we want to hear from you! Please see below for a list of our current Operational vacancies. 

Firefighter Transfer opportunities will be advertised here as they arise - we do not hold a 'Transfer List', but advertise roles as they become available. 

  • For vacancies see below

Hot fire training

We are not currently taking application for Wholetime Firefighters


The role of the Fire Service has changed considerably in the last ten years, and the role within the community has had to change to reflect the new demands made on the Service.

Volunteers

A little of your time can mean a lifetime of safety for someone living in your community.


YOU can make a difference in your local community: Become a Community Volunteer with East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.



Current Vacancies

Find out more about our wholetime firefighter recruitment, retained (on call) firefighter recruitment or being a volunteer by clicking the sections above.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Project Manager – Programme Management Office (12 Month FTC) Shared Headquarters, Lewes - 37 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen for a disciplined and experienced Project Manager to support the delivery of East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s (ESFRS) strategic projects.

Working within our Programme Management Office (PMO), the Project Manager will ensure the smooth running of strategic projects with responsibility for planning, co-ordination and delivery of project objectives. This will also include risks and issues management through monitoring, reporting and escalation, maintenance of project plans and logs, as well as stakeholder management and projects budget management. Additionally, this role will advise the PMO Manager of any operational, financial, technical, resource or managerial risks and issues, and potential slippage, and any impacts on ESFRS. The Project Manager will also play an important role in setting up the PMO, analysing projects and proposing ways forward for delivery.

To fulfil this pivotal role for ESFRS, you must have strong project management experience supported by knowledge of project management principles. Knowledge and experience of the full project life cycle from planning to closure in a Prince 2 environment and/or Lean is essential. Experience of managing projects through effective communication with all stakeholders, managing suppliers and partners as well as complex budgets are essential. Experience of end to end system implementation as well as managing suppliers for the design and implementation and managing the transition to BAU is also a requirement.
Experience of working in a PMO would be advantageous.

Salary: £37,306 - £41,988 per annum

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 20 July 2018

Interview date: TBC

Job Description and Person Specification

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Application Form

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@esfrs.org

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Maya Polak, Programme Office Manager on maya.polak@esfrs.org



Business Analyst – Programme Management Office (12 Month FTC) Shared Headquarters, Lewes - 37 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen for a disciplined and experienced Business Analyst to support East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) strategic projects delivery.

Working within our Programme Management Office (PMO), the Business Analyst will capture business requirements, outline solutions and propose ways forward to support the PMO set up and the delivery of individual projects. Documentation of as is, gap analysis, training needs analysis, and supporting the development of new processes and procedures are key. Performing business and data analysis to inform decisions while being a conduit between the Programme Office and the business, providing training and support around project management, planning and delivery and analysing projects requirements are critical responsibilities of this role.

To fulfil this key role, you must have strong business analysis experience, outlining detailed processes using Visio, swim lanes and data dictionaries, as well as development of processes and business solutions to support effective operation and business change. Experience of working as a business analyst including requirements analysis, ‘as is’ and ‘to be’ processes analysis and documentation is also essential. Working as part of a business change project team would be advantageous, together with experience of working within the Public sector.

Salary: £33,532 - £37,012 per annum

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 20 July 2018

Interview date: TBC

Job Description and Person Specification

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Application Form

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@esfrs.org

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Maya Polak, Programme Office Manager on maya.polak@esfrs.org



Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Lead

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Reigate - 36 hours per week

An excellent opportunity to be a key member of a dynamic Occupational Health fitness and wellbeing department looking after the health and fitness of Surrey and East Sussex Fire and Rescue employees.  This role requires you to devise and implement health, fitness and wellbeing strategies across Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS).  This role is working within the collaborated Occupational Health provision for blue light services across Surrey and Sussex.

SFRS and ESFRS consists of nearly 1,300 operational staff who provide fire cover for the residents of Surrey and Sussex. The need to maintain and monitor physical fitness and wellbeing is a key factor is delivering this service.

This role will be responsible for the management of a small team who together promote and monitor the health fitness and wellbeing of all staff. The successful candidate will be both an inspiring leader and a proactive hands on person, who will be heavily involved in delivery as well as design of initiatives.

As the Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Lead you will devise and implement wellbeing initiatives and support the wider team to deliver their objectives in line with service policies. You will manage your own load of rehabilitation cases, aiming to return to full fitness. You will assist the team in delivering fitness tests and seminars/initiatives on stations around the County. Advise and assist the Occupational Health (OH) Department in the promotion and dissemination of information on good health practice and health promotion. Alongside the implementation of the Fire Service and County Council’s health related policies, in order to maintain a healthy well informed work force and a reduction in sickness absence.

Salary: £38,888 per annum

Closing Date: 23:59, Friday 29 June 2018

Job Description and Person Specification

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Please submit your CV and personal statement here

For an informal discussion contact Rob Cheeseman on 01737 733645 or by e-mail at robert.cheeseman@surreycc.gov.uk



Health and Safety Business Partner

Shared Headquarters, Lewes - 37 hours per week


An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for the post of Health and Safety Business Partner to provide professional assistance and advice to East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service staff on all matters pertaining to health, safety and wellbeing.  The post-holder will work with internal clients across the Service to embed a positive health and safety culture; promote proactive local health & safety management; support with policy development and revision and provide the Service with assurances that it’s meeting its statutory obligations by undertaking audits across the Organisation.  The role will also support the Strategic Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager in carrying out and meeting the requirements of the named “competent person” as defined in regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999.

The successful candidate must be a member of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, hold a Health and Safety NEBOSH diploma or equivalent as well as having extensive experience of operating in a similar role.  A good working knowledge of Microsoft applications gained in a work environment are essential, together with a working knowledge and experience in Health and Safety data collection systems are essential.

The post requires a valid driving licence and the ability to undertake critical safety management audits and investigations.

Salary: £33,532 - £37,012 per annum

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 29 June 2018

Interview & Assessment Date: TBC

Job Description and Person Specification

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Application Form

Please send completed application forms to work recruitment@esfrs.org

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Amanda Hastings, Strategic Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, via email on Amanda.Hastings@esfrs.org or call 07876 133633.




Recruitment Officer - 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Based at Shared Headquarters, Lewes

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Recruitment Officer to join the HR team within the HR and Organisational Development Directorate in Lewes. This challenging role will involve the proactivecoordination of an efficient, effective and professional recruitment service to proactively provide support to managers and candidates at all stages of the recruitment process.   The successful applicant will be able to use their own initiative, be responsible for a specific HR function working to tight deadlines and challenges, and ensure high quality candidates are recruited in a timely and cost effective manner.

Duties will include:

  • Guidance in the creation and posting of job adverts to support recruitment needs and attract the right candidates
  • Expert advice and guidance on the appropriate recruitment and attraction tools required
  • Creation and maintenance of a job description and recruitment template repository
  • Facilitating recruitment by sending out relevant recruitment correspondence, including shortlisting and interview packs
  • Organising relevant administrative checks related to the recruitment process
  • Administration of new employee records within the HR Management system
  • Facilitate and run training and coaching workshops to support managers in the recruitment process
  • Facilitate supportive engagement sessions with potential applicants
  • Work closely with the Inclusion and Diversity team
  • Design and deliver appropriate occupational testing tools and executive level recruitment processes

The successful person will have:

  • Knowledge of HR recruitment and experience of both generalist HR and recruitment policies, processes and practices.
  • Be able to prioritise workload and have excellent organisational skills
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a relevant HR qualification

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Angela Packebusch, HR Manager (Operations) via email on Angela.Packebusch@esfrs.org or telephone 07983 624165

Salary: £26,822 to £30,188 dependent on experience. 

Closing Date: Noon, Saturday 30th June 2018

Interview Date: W/C 2nd July 2018


Job Description and Person Specification

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Application Form

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@esfrs.org

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