Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fire Control Op

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Working Hours: 42 hours per week         

Salary:  £21,763 - £29,006 p.a. / pro-rata p.a.

Location:  Kelvedon Park

A chemical plant fire.  A smash on the M25.  A terrorist threat (a hoax maybe?).  Children trapped in a burning house.  Get the info.  Calm the caller.  Assess the situation.  Give life-saving advice.  Any special equipment?  Brief the Officer.  Send the report.  Police?  Ambulance?  Keep them in the loop.  Think fast but think clearly.  Lives may depend on these first critical minutes …

Our team at ECFRS Control are the unsung heroes of Essex.  In fact, they are ordinary people, from all types of backgrounds, who have trained hard to do an extraordinary job.  A job which demands intense concentration and offers immense satisfaction.  Maybe, just maybe, it is exactly what you are looking for.

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 –                   5th April 2019

Assessment Date -           17th April 2019

Interview Date –              23rd April 2019

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