SFRS launch retained firefighter recruitment campaign

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is looking for new retained firefighters to help protect communities across Scotland.

The latest phase of RDS (Retained Duty System) recruitment campaign opens this week and applicants have three weeks to express and interest in joining the service as a part-time firefighter.

There are currently vacancies at community fire stations across Scotland*.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is encouraging men and women to apply in order to help protect the communities in which they live. Becoming a retained firefighter brings with it a tremendous sense of satisfaction and gives ordinary people an opportunity to do extraordinary work, helping protect communities from fire and saving lives and the environment.

RDS firefighters come from diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of experiences to the role. A range of skills are required including being a team player, having excellent communication skills and displaying attention to detail.

You must be aged 18 years or over, have a good level of physical fitness, have the required standard of vision and colour perception and live or work within five to eight minutes of the fire station.

A spokesperson for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “RDS firefighters are called upon to attend the same wide range of emergency service as whole time firefighters, including fires, floods, road traffic accidents, chemical spills and more.

“They can also be called upon to work with whole time firelighters to promote fire safety messages, giving fire safety advice to schools and other organisations as well as carrying out free home fire risk assessments within their communities.

“It is a very rewarding job and there are tangible benefits for employers who support and allow their staff to become RDS firefighters. Retained=retrained and employers will have a member of staff who will bring a host of transferrable skills.”

In return RDS firefighters are paid an annual retainer fee plus additional payments for every incident attended and time spent on all activity including training nights, community engagement and courses.

You will need to demonstrate that you have the potential to carry out this challenging role through a rigorous recruitment process, full details of which are documented within the information pack, with further supplementary information provided on our work with us area.

Applicants are requested to note the key dates for this recruitment process as detailed within the information pack and ensure that they consider their availability to attend on the dates specified, including the initial two-week training course, prior to submitting an application.

To apply speak to someone at your local fire station or visit myjobscotland website. 

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Location
Community Fire Stations

FIFE:

 

Anstruther, Burntisland, Newburgh, St Monans and Tayport

ABERDEENSHIRE AND MORAY:

 

Alford, Ballater, Balmoral, Banchory, Banff, Braemar, Buckie, Cullen, Ellon, Huntly, Fochabers, Forress, Inverurie, Keith, Lossiemouth, Laurencekirk, Maud, Oldmeldrum, Peterhead, Rothes, Stonehaven, Strathdon and Turriff

ORKNEY ISLANDS:

 

Eday, Kirkwall, Longhope, North Ronaldsay, Papa Westray, Rousay, Sanday, Shapinsay, St Margarets Hope, Stromness, Stronsay and Westray

EAST, NORTH AND SOUTH AYRSHIRE

 

Ardrossan, Colmonnel, Cumnock, Dalry, Dreghorn, Kilbirnie, Mauchline, Maybole, Millport, Muirkirk, Newmilns, Skelmorlie, Stewarton and Troon

EAST RENFREWSHIRE, RENFREWSHIRE AND INVERCLYDE

 

Johnstone

 

PERTH, KINROSS, ANGUS AND DUNDEE

 

Alyth, Arbroath, Auchterarder, Brechin, Carnoustie, Coupar Angus, Dunkeld, Glenshee, Kinloch Rannoch, Kinross, Kirkmichael, Kirriemuir, Montrose and Pitlochry

HIGHLAND CENTRAL

 

Beauly, Cannich, Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus, Foyers and Nairn

ARGYLL AND BUTE, EAST AND WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

 

Arrochar, Bowmore, Campbeltown, Cove, Dumbarton, Dunoon, Garelochhead, Helensburgh, Inverary, Tarbert, Tignabruich and Tobermory

STIRLING AND CLACKMANNANSHIRE

 

Aberfoyle, Alloa, Balfron, Bridge of Allan, Callander, Crainlarich, Doune, Dunblane, Killin, Tillicoultry and Tyndrum

FALKIRK AND WEST LOTHIAN

 

Broxburn, Denny, Falkirk, Linlithgow, Livingston, Slamannan, West Calder and Whitburn

MIDLOTHIAN, EAST LOTHIAN AND SCOTTISH BORDERS

 

Coldstream, Dunbar, Duns, East Linton, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Haddington, Kelso, Lauder, Newcastleton, North Berwick and Pebbles

NORTH LANARKSHIRE

 

Stepps

HIGHLAND NORTH

 

Bettyhill, Bonar Bridge, Dornoch, Durness, Helmsdale, Invergordon, Inverness, Kinlochbervie, Lairg, Lochinver, Scourie, Tain, Tounge

HIGHLAND WEST

 

Achiltibuie, Broadford, Acharacle, Applecross, Aultbea, Dingwall, Dunvegan, Fortrose, Gairloch, Glenelg, Kilchoan, Kinlochewe, Kinlochleven, Kyle, Lochaline, Locharron, Mallaig, Portree, Raasay, Staffin and Uig

SHETLAND ISLANDS

 

Bixter, Brae, Bressay, Fair Isle, Fetlar, Hillswick, Scalloway, Sumburgh, Walls and Whalsay

WESTERN ISLES

 

Bayhead, Castlebay, Great Bernera, Leverburgh, Lochboisdale, Lochmaddy, Ness, Port of Ness, Scalpay, Shawbost, South Lochs, Tarbert, Harris and Valtos

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

 

Dalbeattie, Drummore, Gatehouse, New Galloway, Thornhill and Whithorn

SOUTH LANARKSHIRE

 

Abington, Biggar, Carluke, Douglas, Lanark, Larkhall, Lesmahagow, and Strathaven

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