FIREFIGHTER – Specialist Recue Technician

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T: 028 9266 4221


Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is committed to ‘Protecting Our Community’.  We are proud to deliver a fire and rescue service and work in partnership with others to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.
We value our people and are committed to the principle of equal treatment for all applicants for employment irrespective of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion or political opinion. 
The Specialist Rescue Team (SRT) provides a specialist rescue operational response through enhanced water rescue, rope rescue and urban search and rescue (USAR) training and skills. The SRT has a number of vacancies and as a result NIFRS now wish to appoint a number of substantive Rescue Technicians in order to enable the Specialist Rescue Team to continue to provide business continuity for NIFRS.  Please be aware you must already be a substantive Wholetime Firefighter to apply for this role.
A reserve list will be created for 12 months should any additional vacancies arise after the initial intake this may also include secondments. This list will also be used to provide temporary cover within SRT, therefore those on the reserve list may also be required to complete the SRT pre-employment assessment and attend the required training dependent upon your place on the reserve list.
Please note: the duties and responsibilities of these posts may be subject to change.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 pm on Monday, 28 September 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
Line Managers should inform their staff (including those absent for any reason) of the detail of this Establishment Instruction to ensure that timely communication is achieved.
If you require any assistance/reasonable adjustments during any stage of the selection process due to a disability, please contact the HR Equality, Inclusion and Legal Team at NIFRS Headquarters, Tel: 028 9266 4221, in the first instance or, alternatively, please contact a member of the Resourcing Team directly.

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