On-call firefighter recruitment
On-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 the HR Resourcing Team on 01606 366711.
Please note: we are not currently recruiting at the following stations:
Birchwood, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Nantwich, Northwich, Penketh, Sandbach and Stockton Heath.
Timelines for on-call firefighter recruitment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org