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External Wholetime Transfer Process - Expression of Interest

Please be aware that we will retain your details until we have a sufficient number of vacancies for our selection process to take place. This means that you may not hear from us for some time.

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 42 hours per week

We are currently seeking competent skilled personnel from the Wholetime Duty System at other Fire and Rescue Services to transfer into Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s Wholetime Duty System. This opportunity is open to competent Firefighters, Crew Managers and Watch Managers (Wholetime only).

This is an open and ongoing campaign, therefore selection processes will only be undertaken at the point that vacancies arise during 2021/2022.
Please note that it is not possible to confirm the likelihood of vacancies at this moment in time.

Expression of interest forms will be reviewed and your details will then be added to our External Transfers List. We will then contact you regarding selection processes as and when vacancies arise within the Service.

Please be aware that you could be posted to any role, location or station within the Service, this will be based on Service needs and requirements. We cannot guarantee that you will be posted to a location near to your home address.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for this transfer opportunity:

  • You must be a competent Firefighter/Crew Manager/Watch Manager within a substantive Wholetime position
  • You must currently be employed as a Firefighter/Crew Manager/Watch Manager within a Fire & Rescue Service
  • You must hold a Class B driving license.

How to apply: 

If you wish to express your interest please complete the expression of interest form below. 

Completed expression of interest forms must be sent to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8JJ.

Alternatively, you can email your expression of interest form to

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