Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Breathing Apparatus (BA) Technician

Working Hours: 37 hours per week         

Salary: £26,999 - £29,636 pa

Location: Lexden Workshops Colchester (travel throughout the County will be required)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Breathing Apparatus Technician within the Technical Services Department at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. 

The role will be responsible for the repair, servicing and maintenance of the organisations Breathing Apparatus and BA related equipment to support the operational capabilities and requirements of a modern Fire and Rescue Service.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to practically apply manual dexterity skills with a level 2 standard of education e.g. GCSE or equivalent. 

Proficiency in assessing problems, interrogating information and determining the most appropriate action to feedback to other departments or senior managers is essential.  You will also be proficient in IT skills and be required to use the Services equipment management system.

If you wish to discuss this role further please contact Steve Foster on 07979 540219 or

Please note: The location of this role is currently in Lexden Colchester; however, this may be subject to re-location in due course. 

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

It is our policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose if you are currently being investigated by any regulatory body or have any decisions or sanctions pending or in progress in respect of your suitability to work for the Service.

You agree to inform the Service within 24 hours if you are subsequently investigated by any agency or organisation in relation to concerns about your behaviour towards children, young people or vulnerable adults.

The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to the appointment for which you are applying.

This role maybe subject to a standard/enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

To apply for this position please download the below application form/gain an application form please download this off our website at, contact us via email at or call us on 01376 576121 between 08.30-17.00 Monday to Thursday and 08.30-16.30 on Friday.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the Recruitment team by email to or by post and addressed to HR Support, ECFRS Service Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Essex, CM8 3HB.

Closing Date – 23rd August 2019

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