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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. 

NIFRS wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified NIFRS RCC personnel to undertake a Regional Control Centre Watch Commander selection process. A reserve list will be created for 12 months should any additional vacancies arise after the initial intake.   

Watch Commanders perform a vital role within NIFRS, leading others to deliver excellent performance and supporting Middle Management to deliver against a demanding agenda. Successful candidates will role model the values of the Fire and Rescue Service, ensuring a fair and ethical approach to service delivery and ensuring the effective implementation of organisational policy and procedures.

All candidates must possess an operational assessment at Watch Commander (Control) level prior to appointment.  

NIFRS may appoint secondments from this recruitment and selection process should these arise during the time the reserve list is live. It should be noted that in order to be appointed to a seconded post the candidates’ substantive role cannot be more than one rank below.

Closing date for applications is 12pm, Thursday 1 July 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Please note: the duties and responsibilities of these posts may be subject to change.

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 or by email , in the first instance or, alternatively, please contact the Resourcing Team by email .

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