On Call/ Retained (part time) firefighter recruitment
On Call/Retained firefighters are professionals trained by North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service but working on a part-time basis. Rather than being based at a fire station, on call/retained firefighters provide on-call cover from home or their place of work. They respond to emergencies when their pager alerts them, so must work or live within approximately four minutes travel time from the station.
Find out more about our stations here (please note some of our shift and day crewed fire stations also have a retained crew).
We are particularly keen to recruit people who can provide daytime and weekend cover (6am-6pm or parts of). If you are interested in applying, please download the information and application packs below. If there are no vacancies at the station for which you have applied, we will keep your details on file for 12 months and contact you if any vacancies become available during that period.
Please note that Goathland and Lofthouse are volunteer fire stations and attract a different salary package to that detailed in the information pack. Please contact the recruitment team or attend the relevant drill night as detailed in Section 12 of the information pack if you would like to know more about these stations. Volunteer firefighters are still required to apply and undertake all the tests detailed in the information pack.
If you are successful following the recruitment process, you will be expected to attend four drill nights at your retained station and one pre-course learning day at our training centre in Easingwold prior to attending a two week On Call/Retained Firefighter Course.
Please be aware that all applications are processed as quickly as possible but vacancies at stations are limited. Applicants who have been in the recruitment system longer may be successful in filling the vacancies before you. However, in this situation we will hold your details on file and re-activate your application as and when another vacancy arises. Depending on the length of time that your details are held on file, there may be a need to re-take the tests or medical as they are only valid for a certain period of time. We would discuss this with you in full if we hold your application.
To be considered for the position you must follow the recruitment process:
1) Complete the Availability Form which can be found in the application pack: This form indicates your availability to attend fire calls and it is an integral part of the recruitment process. If your availability does not meet the requirements of the station or your address is outside the (approximate) one mile / four minute response time then your application will not be progressed.
2) Complete the Application Form: Please note that Section 2 of this form will be sent out later in the recruitment process for you to complete, after you have successfully passed the written and physical tests. It is not included in this application form at this stage.
3) Complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Information Form.
4) Complete the Pre-Physical Test Questionnaire - Please see the covering letter in the application pack for full details of how to return these forms.
Please note the files below may take a while to open.