The Donegal County Hearth Service are searching for to rent a lot of Retained Firefighters for his or her service throughout the county.
Donegal County Council has commenced a recruitment marketing campaign to rent Retained Firefighters for the Retained Hearth Stations domestically.
What’s a Retained Firefighter?
A Retained Firefighter is an expert firefighter, who’s paid an annual retainer for being obtainable on a 24/7 foundation and in addition paid for precise hours labored.
They have to dwell and work inside 3km of their assigned fireplace station and at a location acceptable to the Chief Hearth Officer. They carry an emergency pager or alerter with them always and reply to their station when it goes off.
Donegal County Council operates 15 Retained Hearth Stations across the county, positioned as proven beneath.
Following a assessment of the Retained Hearth Service nationally, a brand new strategy to the service has been adopted, specializing in improved recruitment and retention, structured day without work and a rise in assured pay. On account of the brand new settlement, all Hearth stations will now have a minimal of 12 firefighters, who, when this complement is reached, will broadly function on every week on/versatile week association in relation to attending emergency calls.
To attain the elevated crewing degree in stations, Donegal County Council has commenced a county-wide recruitment marketing campaign for Retained Firefighters. It’s supposed to recruit as much as 45 new Retained Firefighters to the present county complement of 147 Retained Firefighters.
What’s the wage for a Retained Firefighter?
Efficient from 1st October 2023, the minimal assured wage for a brand new retained firefighter is €18,905 gross, or roughly €362 per week, rising to €22,203 gross every year, or roughly €425 per week, as present on the desk beneath.
Along with the annual retainer, retained fireplace fighters are paid an hourly charge of
- €23.75 per hour from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday
- €47.50 per hour in any respect different occasions (public holidays entice the upper charge of pay)
Retained Firefighters additionally attend a 2-hour weekly on-station (drill night time) coaching and bear common refresher coaching in sure areas to take care of their expertise. Drill night time coaching is paid at a charge of €47.50 per hour.
It the busier stations i.e., these above 100 name per yr, Retained Firefighters may earn greater than €30,000 every year. Additionally it is vital to notice that the majority Retained Firefighters have a second job or are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance.
Software varieties can be found within the Recruitment part of the Donegal County Council web site www.donegalcoco.ie The web site additionally contains an data doc produced by the Hearth Service entitled ‘Why be part of your Native Hearth Brigade’. The doc provides data on what’s concerned in changing into a Retained Firefighter, i.e. the applying course of, the suitability assessments, the coaching programs for brand new recruits, and so on.
If somebody is interested by changing into a Retained Firefighter, and meet the fundamental necessities for the position, they need to apply and bear the suitability assessments to see if the job is for them. This enables people to get a flavour for the job with out giving up their very own job. Being an equal alternatives employer, the Council is searching for folks from all sectors of the communities that’s serves.
As half of the present recruitment marketing campaign, the Hearth Service is organising Open Nights in all Retained Hearth Stations to assist and inform folks contemplating making use of for a job with the Hearth Service. Posters and flyers can even be distributed within the locality of stations across the county.
Accomplished purposes needs to be submitted by e mail to [email protected] no later than 12:00 midday on Monday 19th February 2024.
For all particulars on all Donegal County Council vacancies see http://www.donegalcoco.ie/vacancies
Vacancies: Donegal County Hearth Service are hiring was final modified: February 2nd, 2024 by