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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.



Financial Services Administrator  

37 hours a week based at Lewes HQ


A new opportunity has arisen within our Treasurer and Resources Directorate for a Financial Services Administrator to assist in the provision of financial support services to the organisation.

Under the supervision of the Senior Finance Officer, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting your manager in the processing of invoices and employee/volunteer claims for expenses.
  • Raising Debtor invoices, monitoring to ensure correct budget codes, calculations and VAT. 
  • Undertaking all appropriate checks and monitoring procedures in accordance with Financial Regulations and other guidance.
  • Maintaining effective manual and computerised systems used within the team, including SAP finance system and Microsoft Excel.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in a local authority finance or related business management environment.  They will be an effective communicator liaising with all parts of the organisation on finance matters.


Salary: £19,695 - £22,658 per annum         

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 18 May 2018    

Interview Date: TBC

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form


Please send completed application forms to recruitment@esfrs.org



Project Support Administrator

Zero hours contract based at Lewes HQ

We are looking to recruit Project Support Administrators on zero hour contracts to be based at Lewes HQ but with the ability to travel across the county. This job role will provide administrative support for ESFRS Project Board meetings as required. 

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • To assist with the preparation and co-ordination of ESFRS Project Board meetings, as required.
  • Booking meetings rooms, refreshments, parking spaces
  • Preparation of agendas and other relevant meetings papers and ensuring these are circulated to Project Board members.
  • Attendance at Project Board meetings to take minutes.
  • ·he preparation and transcription of minutes (non-confidential and confidential).
  • Assisting where required with the work of other Administrative staff.

The successful candidate should be educated to GCSE level or equivalent, have a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook and have the ability to prioritise and manage variable workloads.  Applicants must have experience of working in an office environment providing administrative support to a range of personnel, possess excellent communication skills, be able to work with minimal supervision and be able to demonstrate accurate shorthand or note taking skills.

Salary: £10.23 per hour plus annual leave allowance

Hours of work: As required

Closing Date: 4 May 2018

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@esfrs.org


Assistant Director - Operational Support & Resilience

Assistant Director – Training & Assurance

Salary: £52,194 - £57,252 per annum (Flexi Allowance £10,439 - £11,450 per annum)

Closing Date:Friday 20 April 2018 at 12 noon

Assessment and interview dates are to be confirmed.

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@esfrs.org

For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Mark O’Brien, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, or Mark Andrews, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, via Karen Vinall on 01323 462061 or karen.vinall@esfrs.org


Graphic Designer and Visual Imaging Technician (part time)

Salary: £26,822 - £30,188 pro rata per annum

Closing Date:Noon, Friday 27 April 2018

Interview Date: Friday 18 May 2018

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

If you would like any further information or to have an informal chat, please contact Elizabeth.curtis@esfrs.org or call 01323 462384


Head of Occupational Health & Wellbeing Services, Surrey Police, Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire & Rescue and Surrey Fire & Rescue

Vacancy Information

This post is being advertised in parallel with Force Redeployment Processes.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to play a significant role in developing a multi-disciplinary Occupational Health Service across two major police forces and two fire and rescue services.

The role will lead the development and delivery of Health and Wellbeing reactive and proactive strategies as part of each partners’ people and workforce strategies, and their organisational priorities.

Key Responsibilities

To develop and manage the delivery of an integrated and proactive Occupational Health Service for officersand staff of police and fire services, in order to ensure the health and wellbeing of employees, therebyenabling partner organisations to manage health risks and deliver its services with the optimum level of staff resources.

Skills & Experience

Will include (but not exclusively):

  • Developing and delivering Occupational Health & Wellbeing strategies
  • Meeting strategic implementation plans
  • Managing the OH and Wellbeing function
  • Ensuring clinical practice and governance is compliant with professional standards
  • Maintaining service provision and audit
  • Management of budgets
  • Full staff management responsibilities
  • Service and business planning
  • Compliance with legislative requirements

This is a senior leadership role with budgetary responsibility for £1.2 million pa, representing health and wellbeing at senior levels within all the partner organisations.

The successful candidate will be a qualified health professional with demonstrable leadership qualities.

The application and job description is available here

Location: Lewes, Guildford, Reigate, Horsham

Vacancy Type: Police Staff

Contract and Hours: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £60k plus £4,500 car allowance

Closing Date: TBC

Contact Details

If you require any further information in relation to this role then please contact Liz Eades, Surrey Police Clinical Head of Service on 01483 632003 or Karin Nolan HR Lead Consultant on 07786 526163


Clinical Lead Occupational Health & Wellbeing Services, Surrey Police, Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire & Rescue and Surrey Fire & Rescue

Vacancy Information

This post is being advertised in parallel with Force Redeployment Processes.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to play a significant role in assisting the Head of Service to manage a multi-disciplinary Occupational Health Service across two major police forces and two fire and rescue services.

The role will assist in the development and delivery of Health and Wellbeing reactive and proactive strategies as part of each partners’ people and workforce strategies, and their organisational priorities.

Key Responsibilities

To lead the clinical team in order to provide Professional Nursing services to promote the health and wellbeing of all officers, firefighters and staff employed by Surrey, Sussex Police, Surrey Fire & Rescue and East Sussex Fire & Rescue - The partner organisations.

To maintain the occupational health nursing standards within the unit and ensure that best practice is adhered to, provide professional leadership for a nursing team employed by partner organisations.

Skills & Experience

Will include (but not exclusively):

  • Provide professional leadership, direction and governance
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing clinical policies and procedures
  • Providing clinical expertise and guidance to managers
  • Responsible for organising the provision of health surveillance and health promotion to ensure the maintenance of the highest possible standard of health for police and fire personnel.
  • Ensuring clinical practice and governance is compliant with professional standards
  • Maintaining service provision and audit

The successful candidate will be a qualified health professional with demonstrable experience of working in a senior clinical role.

The application and job description is available here

Location: Lewes, Guildford, Reigate, Horsham

Vacancy Type: Police Staff

Contract and Hours: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £45,000 per annum

Closing Date: TBC

Contact Details

If you require any further information in relation to this role then please contact Liz Eades, Surrey Police Clinical Head of Service on 01483 632003 or Karin Nolan HR Lead Consultant on 07786 526163.

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