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You can apply to join our team as a firefighter, between the below application window dates, through our dedicated application portal. Before you do so, though, we ask that you ensure you meet the criteria outlined below and have a read through of the documents at the bottom of this page.
   On-Call Window: OPEN NOW UNTIL 15 APRIL 2018.
Application criteria - wholetime:
  • You must live within one of these Borough/District Council areas: Mansfield District Council, Ashfield District Council, Bassetlaw District Council, Newark & Sherwood District Council, Gedling Borough Council, Broxtowe Borough Council, Rushcliffe District Council, Nottingham City Council. Unless you are, or have been in the last three years, a serving member of the armed forces (or you are the direct relative of somebody who serves, or has served).
  • You must be aged 18 or over on the date your training course begins - which will be in September 2018.
  • You must be confident in and around water and be able to swim the length of a pool - minimum 25 metres.
  • Have no known phobia of heights or confined spaces.
  • You must be able to attend a three month long training course at our Service Development Centre. The dates of this course are non-negotiable.
  • You must be able to travel between stations as and when necessary - bearing in mind you could be posted anywhere across the county.
Application criteria - on-call:
  • You must live or work within a five minute drive (at normal road speed) of your local fire station. If you have any queries about this, get in touch with the team at your local station and they will be able to help you gauge whether or not you are close enough.
  • You must be able to attend training - which may involve taking time off work and attending our Service Development Centre at evenings and weekends.
  • You must be aged 18 or over on the date that your training begins.
  • You must be able to offer at least 84 hours of fire cover each week. If you don't feel like you can offer this cover, but, for example, you are available during weekdays (our time of greatest need) then get in touch with your local station staff or contact our HR team.

For more information on the job related tests that we require all our applicants to pass - click on the link above.



Wholetime Applicant Guide.pdf

Firefighter Fitness Booklet 2018.pdf

Firefighter Recruitment - Medical Information.pdf

Firefighter Person Specification.pdf

Firefighter Selection Process.pdf

Firefighter Recruitment Process - Stages.pdf

Firefighter Terms and Conditions - Summary.pdf

Wholetime Recruitment 2018 - Advert.pdf

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