Competent Control Firefighter - Transferees

Competent Firefighter Control (Transferees)


Location:        Lansdown, Bath BA1 9DA

Contract:        Permanent

Hours:             42 hours per week (shifts of 2 days & 2 nights then 4 days/nights off)

Salary:            £30,179 (competent Firefighter Control rate)

Closing Date: Ongoing open campaign


The role:

We have a number of vacancies for competent Firefighter Control to increase resilience within our busy Control Room. You will work closely with colleagues, other Fire & Rescue Services and other agencies.  All roles operate on a standard 2-2-4 rotating shift basis with day, night and weekend working.  Training in Avon Fire & Rescue Service specific systems and processes will be provided. 

The candidate:

This role is for transferees only.  We are looking for a candidate that has gained a significant amount of experience working as a Firefighter control within a Fire and Rescue Service.

The following skills and attributes are essential:


  • Current experience as a Control Operator within a Fire and Rescue Service.
  • Previous Control Firefighter experience (previous employment as a Control Firefighter in a Fire and Rescue Service must not be more than 24 months ago)
  • Quick and accurate data entry skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Effective communications skills, including verbal, written and listening skills.
  • The ability to make effective decisions.
  • A positive, flexible approach to work.
  • The ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • The ability to work in a disciplined environment.
  • Able to deal appropriately and effectively with people from all sections of the communities we serve.
  • The ability to speak a second language would be an advantage

How to apply: 

If you wish to express your interest submit a CV and covering letter detailing your current role and level of experience.   

Completed applications must be received by Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8JJ.

Alternatively, you can email your application to


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