Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Firefighter - Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Working Hours:                 Whole-time Firefighter duty system

Role:                                  Competent Firefighter

We are seeking expressions of interest from qualified, competent Whole-time Firefighters, who are currently serving with a UK Fire Authority (Excluding Aviation Authorities), and are looking to transfer to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.


  • The applicant is a Competent Firefighter (Substantive Post)
  • The applicant can complete relevant fitness assessment
  • The applicant has successfully completed all relevant operational assessments and compulsory courses for their role
  • The applicant has no current live disciplinary warnings, or ongoing performance or capability processes

We are looking for individuals who possess following personal qualities:


  • Effective Team Member
  • Effective Communicator
  • Motivated
  • Committed to Equality and Fairness


Please email your expression of interest to the Wholetime Recruitment team by email  to Eligible candidates will be invited to a role specific interview at Essex County Fire and Rescue Services Head Quarters, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Witham CM8 3HB.

Role Specific Interview

This will be a competency based interview which should last for approximately 45 minutes. The formal interview panel will consist of two ECFRS assessors. For further interview guidance please visit:


The interview will likely focus on:


•Effective communication

•Openness to change

•Working with others

•Situational awareness

•Commitment to diversity and integrity

•Confidence and resilience


Anticipated Interview Dates:

9th- 20th September


Closing Date:

Tuesday 3rd September


Successful candidates will be required to undertake a 5 weeks course run by the Service Training Centre in Witham and successful applicants are advised they could be posted to serve at any Service location within Essex Fire Service.


If you wish to discuss any queries or notify us of any special individual requirements that you may have in order to support your participation in the interview process, please do not hesitate to contact the Wholetime Recruitment Team via email at or by telephone on 01376 576445.

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.


These roles 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.



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