Whilst firefighting and attending other emergency incidents is the most recognised part of what we do, we know we could not achieve this without the right support functions in place to provide the systems, processes and technology to help deliver a vital service to our communities.

We have a whole host of career opportunities in non-operational functions and each role is equally important in helping us achieve our vision to reduce risk and save lives. We will recruit based on skills, experience and behaviours and are looking for talented, motivated, flexible, forward thinking professionals who want to contribute to the future of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

Support staff perform a range of functions across the Service – from project management to corporate communications; human resources to property services; fleet to information technology – each providing the Service with specialist professional advice and services.

As each job is different, there is a separate Role Profile and Person Specification for each role and these are provided at the time of advertising a vacancy.

Support Staff vacancies available:

Station Manager (Grey Book) Talent Pool Applications

In the first few months of 2020, we will be looking to appoint Station Managers to station-based and specialist roles. These new Station Managers will come from a talent pool of people who have successfully passed a PQA-based assessment. As such, ahead of a Role Specific process, we are inviting applications for our Station Manager Talent Pool.

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Fire Hydrant & Dry-Riser Technician

Water Section are currently recruiting for a Fire Hydrant & Dry-Riser Technician to join our team of five other technicians and our administration team. Based at Wivenhoe fire station, the role involves the inspection and maintenance of statutory and private fire hydrants and other assets across the County, predominately in the North East of the County.

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Project Officer (12 months FTC)

Are you a Project Officer looking for your next step? An opportunity has arisen to join Essex County Fire & Rescue Service as a Project Officer within the Innovation, Risk and Future Development Directorate.

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