It is important that you complete all sections of the application form clearly. If you have any difficulty in completing the form or require the form in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Department.
Please enter these details on the application form so that we can clearly identify which job you are applying for. This information can be found on the job advertisement. To help us to ensure our advertising is as effective as possible, please also tell us where you saw our vacancy advertised.
Qualifications and Training
Provide us with details of any qualifications or training that you have completed or are currently undertaking. You will be asked to provide proof of relevant qualifications and training either at interview, or if you are offered the job.
Tell us about your current and past employers, including dates, and give us details about your duties. List any work experience you have which you think would help you in the job, including any voluntary work, temporary jobs, part-time or holiday work. As part of our safeguarding practices for children, young people and vulnerable adults you are required to provide details of any gaps in your working history.
Please provide the name and contact details of two referees. Your nominated referees could be teachers, community workers or employers, but if you are in work or have been employed, one of your nominated referees must be your current or most recent employer. We do not find it acceptable to take up references from friends or relatives.
Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service is an equal opportunities employer. If you have any specific requirements (for example, dyslexia), or require assistance or reasonable adjustments to be made for you during the selection process due to disability or long-term health condition, we will do our best to assist you. You are given the opportunity to express your needs on the application form.
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
If you have a previous criminal record this will not necessarily disqualify you from employment. However, you are required to declare any convictions for offences that are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, including offences dealt with by a court of law, HM services disciplinary procedures and any driving offences.
The information you provide on your application will be compared to the criteria detailed on the person specification and a decision made to invite you to the next stage of the recruitment process; therefore it is important that you explain clearly how your skills, experience and personal qualities match the requirements in the job description and person specification. Give specific examples wherever possible.
Any information you provide will be confidentially stored and only accessed by personnel involved in the recruitment process. Once the process is complete, the data relating to unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed after a fixed period.
Remember to sign and date your application form. If submitting your application electronically you will be required to sign at a later date. Your completed application should be returned to the Recruitment Department by noon on the closing date stated on the job advertisement.
If you are selected for the next stage you will be contacted by email as soon as possible after the closing date. Therefore please ensure that you supply us with a current email address and remember to check this regularly.
More information on how to complete the form is included in our guidance document.