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Do you want to #Buildyourfuture?

Published
02.11.2017

Then Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) needs you!

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Following a recruitment freeze, GFRS welcomed new Firefighters into the team for the first time in eight years during the autumn of 2016.

Now, GFRS are actively looking to recruit replacement ‘Full Time’ firefighters to join one of the country’s highest performing Services.

GFRS are currently asking residents to have their say on the future of the service as part of a public consultation into the Integrated Risk Management Plan, which sets out the organisation’s priorities for the next three years.

As part of that, the Service wants to make sure that it better reflects the communities it serves by recruiting a diverse group of individuals, with the right strengths, values and behaviours that will continue to make a difference to the people of Gloucestershire.

During the last intake of firefighters the service addressed a number of imbalances in the current workforce. These included the rising age of staff and a lack of underrepresented groups from our communities, especially women.

In recent weeks staff have been out around the county, speaking with people from all backgrounds about the opportunities to join the fire service.

There has already been a lot of interest shown in joining Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and now that recruitment has officially opened, the opportunity is available for all to apply.

To be considered for a role within GFRS, all applicants must live within 15 kilometres of the Gloucestershire border (proof of address will be required in the initial application stage), be 18 years old when you commence your training and hold a full driving licence.

Stewart Edgar, chief fire officer at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking, dynamic and innovative team who are committed to protecting the Gloucestershire communities.

"We’re looking for people to help make this service the best it can be. By joining Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service you can be part of an organisation that is committed our values, to diversity and integrity and most importantly to keeping our communities safe.

“Visit our website to find out more and you could be joining our dedicated team working to protect the people of Gloucestershire and #buildyourfuture.

For more information on what to expect from joining the fire service, visit www.glosfire.gov.uk/recruit_wtff_faqs.html.

Applications can be made through: http://www.glosfire.gov.uk/firefighterrecruitment.