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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.


Community Volunteer Co-ordinator

Eastbourne Fire Station 

37 hours per week

Working within our busy Community Safety Department, the Community Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating our successful and expanding community volunteer scheme that currently includes 100 volunteers. Responsibilities will include recruitment, training and development of new and existing volunteers, liaising with staff across our fire stations, liaising with partner organisations including Police and Health, monitoring of the community volunteer budget and development of the volunteer key priorities.

The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, the ability to prioritise work, be self-disciplined, have the ability to work to deadlines and a proven record of working in diverse teams.

The role is predominantly office based but there will be a requirement to attend some volunteer evening meetings at fire stations as well as some of the volunteer activities within the community.

Salary: £23,398 - £26,334 per annum

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 2 February 2018       

Interview Date: TBC            

Job Description & Person Specification 

Application Form

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@esfrs.org


ESFRS Trainer

Service Training Centre, Maresfield

18.5 hours per week - Days/ Hours Flexible

We are looking for a trainer to design, deliver and evaluate training throughout East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) including; health, safety and welfare training, first aid training (both Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work), manual handling training, working at height (Access Safety Kit) training and water safety training.

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

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 2 February 2018

Interview Date: TBC

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@esfrs.org


Democratic Services Officer

Shared Headquarters, Lewes  

37 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Democratic Services Officer to join East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service on a full time, permanent basis.

With excellent writing and minute taking skills, a keen eye for detail, experience of working to tight deadlines, and a proven track record of working with Senior Officers and Elected Members, you will contribute to the efficient and effective delivery of the decision making process, which includes supporting the Fire Authority and its Panels. 

You will be organised, accurate and able to work under pressure to pre-determined deadlines, confident in dealing with Elected Members and Senior Officers and possess good ICT, English language and communication skills. You must also have experience of working with minimum supervision, have a good understanding of local authority working and have experience of interpreting constitutions or other detailed procedural documentation.

You will be responsible for preparing agendas, reports, and minutes, organising meetings, and assisting with the maintenance of monitoring schedules. You will also lead on the Service’s responses under the Freedom of Information Act.  The Democratic Services team deal with the Freedom of Information requests, the Service’s Publication Scheme and Environmental Information Regulations, dealing with members of the public and officers at all levels.

Experience of supporting council committees and a sound understanding of local government will be highly desirable.

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Salary: £26,822 - £30,188 per annum

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 26 January 2018

Interview Date: February 2018 

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@esfrs.org

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Liz Ridley, Assistant Director – Planning & Improvement, via email on Liz.Ridley@esfrs.org or call 07876 133662.


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