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Inter-Service Transfers

  • Reference:orbis/TP/771/1525
  • Positions:15
  • Salary:National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services plus £1,327 Surrey Allowance
  • Category:Fire & Rescue
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:42
  • Posted on:7 May 2019
  • Closing date:31 May 2019
  • Directorate:Community Protection, Transport & Environment
  • Location:Countywide

About the role


Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is now inviting applications from existing substantive competent firefighters, working in Local Authority fire services or PFCC Fire Services, for vacancies for substantive competent Firefighter, substantive competent Crew Commander and substantive competent Watch Commander roles.

If you would like to transfer to a forward thinking, progressive Fire Authority, that encourages developing a range of skills to help serve the community, then we would like to hear from you.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has the responsibility of protecting over one million people who live in the 650 square miles of Surrey. The Service employs just under 700 people across the County in a variety of roles. Comprising both uniformed personnel and support staff, they all share one vision: With you, making Surrey safer. We do this by:

  • Serving the needs of our community.
  • Flexibly responding to a constantly changing environment.
  • Recognising and embedding diversity in everything we do
  • Solving challenges through intelligence driven collaboration, innovation and improvement.

Surrey Fire and Rescue is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents. We expect all our staff to embody these values.

  • Fairness and Respect – We embrace diversity and promote a culture of inclusivity.
  • Responsibility – We are answerable for our decisions and actions.
  • Professionalism - We will always be the best we can be.
  • Honesty and integrity – We are truthful and trustworthy. We do the right thing even if it's not the easiest option.
  • Leadership – We choose to lead by example and inspire others in an ethical way.
  • Openness – We are open to new ideas.

Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact with us. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat others. Please find attached to this advert our Values and behaviours explained in more detail. We expect all existing and future staff to uphold and promote these Values and behaviours.

Additional information

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Closing date: 31 May 2019

Interviews will take place week commencing 10 June 2019

Medical and fitness test will commence from 18 June 2019

About the organisation

Thank you for your interest and in the meantime if you want to know more about us, please visit our Surrey Fire and Rescue Recruitment Pages.

How to apply

You can find useful guidance on our website to assist you with your job application. There are also further helpful hints, handy tips and employment advice to make sure your application sells you in the best possible way. To apply for this job please click on the Apply online button at the bottom of the page.

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  • Updated: 23 Feb 2020