On-call firefighter recruitment

Firefighters come from all walks of lifeOn-call/part-time firefighter roles within Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service:

How to apply to become an on-call firefighter?

To apply to become an on-call firefighter please visit your local on call station on a drill night, see link below, or call the HR Business Support Team on 01606 868428.

**Please note if you are an HGV driver in your current employment you will need to discuss this with a member of the HR Business Support Team prior to completing an application form.

On-call Fire Stations - drill nights

Video - About the role of an on-call firefighter

Two female on-call firefighters discuss their role:

Transcript for the on-call firefighter video (new window, PDF 53KB)

Recruiting on-call firefighters now

We are looking to recruit on-call firefighters at the following stations, providing cover between the times detailed below.

For information regarding on-call firefighter recruitment at:

please call Sarah on 01606 868451 or email sarah.dornford-may@cheshirefire.gov.uk

For information regarding on-call firefighter recruitment at:

Please call the HR Business Support Team on 01606 868428.

Please note: we are not currently recruiting at the following stations:

Congleton, Crewe, Birchwood, Ellesmere Port, Penketh, Sandbach and Stockton Heath.

Timelines for on-call firefighter recruitment

January 2017 Start

To be included on this course, candidates need to submit their applications by 4th September 2016. Any applications received after this date will be added to the next available course.

  • Closing Date for Applications - 4th September 2016

  • Short listing stage - 5th September 2016 (sift packs sent to CFRS panel members only - not candidates)

  • Short Listing Close Date - 19th September 2016 (candidates will be contacted after this date to be informed if their application has been successful or unsuccessful)

  • Written Assessments - 4th October 2016

  • Written Assessments Resit - 11th October 2016 depending upon the outcome of your written test results, there may be an opportunity for you to retake the written assessments on this date

  • Practical Tests - 24th October 2016

  • Interviews - week commencing 1st November 2016 - please ensure you retain availability throughout the week as we cannot guarantee which evenings / afternoons interviews will take place, your flexibility will be greatly appreciated. Interviews take approx. 1 hour

  • Medicals - week commencing 18th November 2016 & week commencing 21st November 2016

  • Course Start Date (Mod 1) - 9th-13th January 2017 (one week course) or 7th&8th, 14th&15th, 21st&22nd January 2017 (weekend course)

  • BA Course - to be confirmed on appointment

June 2017 Start

To be included on this course candidates need to submit their applications by 2nd January 2017. Any Applications received after this date will be placed on the next available course.

  •  Closing Date for Applications - 2nd January 2017

  • Short Listing Stage - 2nd January 2016 (sift packs sent to CFRS panel members only - not candidates)

  • Short Listing Closing Date - 15th January 2017 (candidates will be contacted after this date to be informed if their application has been successful or unsuccessful)

  • Written Assessments - 25th January 2017

  • Written Assessment Re-Sit Date - 2nd February depending upon the outcome of your written test results, there may be an opportunity for you to retake the written assessments on this date

  • Practical Assessments - 10th February 2017

  • Interviews - Week Commencing 20th February & 27th February please ensure you retain availability throughout the week as we cannot guarantee which evenings / afternoons interviews will take place, your flexibility will be greatly appreciated. Interviews take approx. 1 hour

  • Medicals - Week Commencing 6th March 2017 and Week Commencing 13th March 2017

  • On Call Induction Period - 22nd May 2017 until 5th June 2017

  • Course Start Date (MOD 1) - 5th - 9th June 2017

  • BA Course - To Be Confirmed on Appointment

October 2017 Start

To be included on this course candidates need to submit their applications by 9th May 2017. Any Applications received after this date will be included on the next available course.

  • Closing Date for Applications - 9th May 2017

  • Short Listing Stage - 10th May 2017 (sift packs sent to CFRS panel members only - not candidates)

  • Short Listing Closing Date - 25th May 2017 (candidates will be contacted after this date to be informed if their application has been successful or unsuccessful)

  • Written Assessments - 12th June 2017

  • Written Assessments Re-sit date - 19th June 2017 depending upon the outcome of your written test results, there may be an opportunity for you to retake the written assessments on this date

  • Practical Assessments - 27th June 2017

  • Interviews - Week Commencing 10th July 2017 please ensure you retain availability throughout the week as we cannot guarantee which evenings / afternoons interviews will take place, your flexibility will be greatly appreciated. Interviews take approx. 1 hour

  • Medical - Week Commencing 24th July 2017 and Week Commencing 31st July 2017

  • On Call Induction Period - 18th September 2017 - 2nd October 2017

  • Course Start Date (MOD 1) - 2nd - 6th October 2017

  • BA Course - To Be Confirmed on Appointment

For more information please call HR Business Support on 01606 868457 or e-mail recruitment@cheshirefire.gov.uk

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