Automotive Technician - West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
37 Hour Working Week
Fire and Rescue Headquarters, Birkenshaw
Full Time, Permanent
£26,999 to £28,785 per annum, plus 5.5% Standby Retainer

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our Transport team to maintain our fire appliances and ensure our dedicated firefighters arrive safely at incidents to save lives.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the country’s leading Fire and Rescue Services; to become part of a family where everyone plays their part in making West Yorkshire Safer.

Based at our Headquarters, you will have the opportunity to work across West Yorkshire to carry out the inspection, repair and maintenance of the Fire & Rescue’s fleet of vehicles and associated operational equipment.

Candidates must have considerable experience in the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and possess a recognised apprenticeship in vehicle maintenance with City and Guilds Parts 1, 2 and 3 Craft studies (or Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or equivalent level relevant qualification) and a full UK car manual driving licence.

You may also be required to participate in the section’s standby rota, to which terms and conditions apply.

We offer an excellent package, including excellent training and development including generous holiday entitlement, family friendly working, local government pension scheme, free parking, Sports and Social Club with free use of gym, with all clothing and personal protective equipment and tools provided. Job share applicants welcome.

You will work in a modern clean workshop environment with great motorway links and have access to the latest equipment to maintain our fleet. We invest in our staff and provide both in-house and external training including LGV driver, aerial appliance and Freight Transport Association training.

Joining a first-rate organisation, you will have the job satisfaction of knowing each day that you are contributing to the success of one of just six metropolitan fire and rescue services in the UK, supporting over 950 firefighters who work round the clock to help people and save lives.

We are a caring organisation, promote an environment of inclusivity and learning and welcome people from all walks of life - just as long as you can show commitment to our values such as integrity and teamwork.

If you can meet this challenge, we want to hear from you!

For more information about the role please contact Brian Dent, Workshops Manager on 01274 655851 or via 

For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online, please visit Closing date for all applications is Sunday 12 July 2020.

12 July 2020, 11:55 PM