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Hydrant Technician

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
28/04/2021
Advert End Date:
11/05/2021 17:00
Salary:
£19,312 + benefits
Job Category:
Fire and Rescue (Other roles)
Vacancy ID:
206739
Employment Location:
Sunderland

Job details 

Closing date:
11 May


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Hydrant Technician
£19,312 + benefits

About Us:

We have an exciting opportunity for the role of a Hydrant Technician within our Operations Department based at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters.

This role will involve inspecting, maintaining and servicing statutory fire hydrants in line with the National Guidance procedures relating to the provision of water for firefighting.

The Service values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce that represents the communities we serve. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

About the role:

We are recruiting a Hydrant Technician who will be responsible for inspecting and maintaining fire hydrants, reporting defects and carrying out minor repairs.

Candidates should be self-motivated and have a proactive approach to work with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage workloads. They will also need to have good attention to detail and be IT literate including use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

The successful applicant will be provided with a Service vehicle to travel throughout the Tyne and Wear area, locating, inspecting and where necessary maintaining and carrying out minor repairs to fire hydrants. This is an outdoors, all year round role so applicants must be able to work in all weather. The role is physically demanding so the applicant should be physically fit and able to work unsupervised. There will be a need to operate on the public highway and pavement areas so a good knowledge of health and safety is essential.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake training and courses in accordance with the requirements of the role.

This full time, permanent role will be Monday to Friday and will follow the Services’ Flexible working pattern. All new employees will have an initial 6 month probationary period.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 1700 hours

What we can offer you:

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters are based in a purpose build office in Washington, with ample free parking and easy access from the A1 and A19. On site facilities include catering facilities and an onsite gym. The role also benefits from an attractive package, including up to 22 days holiday and public holidays, Local Government Pension Scheme and access to a range of social and volunteering opportunities.

About the Selection Process:

Set out below are the key dates relating to this selection process:

Advert closes: Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 1700 hours
Notification of shortlist: Thursday 13 May 2021
Interview/Assessment (you may also be required to carry out a practical assessment during the interview): Wednesday 19 May 2021

Please note the dates detailed may be subject to change due to COVID impact.

Interested in applying?

Further details can be found in the accompanying job description and person specification. More information about our Service can be found by visiting www.twfire.gov.uk and our various social media channels.

Thank you and good luck!

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