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 for retained firefighters at Turriff fire station and at other 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.
Use the following links for more information about being a RDS firefighter with Scottish Fire And Rescue Service
If after reading the information above you are interested in applying, speak to someone at Turriff fire station or visit the myjobscotland website.