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Fire Fighter

Cornwall Airport Newquay Rescue and Firefighting Service are currently seeking a qualified, enthusiastic and experienced firefighter to join the team on a full time basis. The vacancy is open to candidates who hold a current and valid CAA qualification or certificate of competence from an approved in-house maintenance of competence scheme.

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Your duties will include:

  • Responding to requests for assistance in accordance with the companies emergency plan.
  • Maintaining of personal fitness in accordance with departmental standards. 
  • Report promptly to their immediate supervisor, all accidents, incidents, hazards, unsafe work situations, shortcomings in health and safety arrangements, whether or not personal injury has occurred.
  • Adhere to Company’s Health and Safety policy.
  • Undertake tasks requested by Supervisors/Managers.
  • Responsibly for ensuring you are familiar with Risk Assessments relating to the activity.
  • Main a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness in the workplace areas.

To find out more about the role please take a look at the person spec and job description attached below. 

About you

We are looking for candidates who are/have:

  • Candidates who hold a CAA qualification or Certificate of Competence for aviation firefighting
  • Ability to maintain competence in the workplace to National Occupational Standards
  • Be able to pass the company’s medical standards
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Full driving licence (category C)
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to use own initiative and self-motivate
  • Capable of working under pressure
  • Flexible regarding work patterns
  • Hold a First Aid at Work Certificate

Our offer to you

Salary:    £29,698

Working Hours:   40

Contract Type: Permanent

Base:   Cornwall Airport Newquay

Closing Date:  7 August 2022

Start Date:       ASAP

Working with us you will have an employee benefits package that includes:

  • Generous pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Employee discount scheme and wellbeing events
  • Holiday starting at 23 days and increasing to 28 with service (pro-rata if part-time) with option to purchase additional 
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Flexible working hours & home working options
  • Investment and support in your continuous training and development
  • Opportunity to become a Safeguarding Advocate, Health & Wellbeing Champion and Mental Health First Aider

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all our service users, clients and customers. This role is subject a Basic DBS check.  If the role is working with vulnerable individuals and/or children and young people, you will be asked to complete a relevant DBS check to be successfully appointed to the role.

To apply

It’s really easy to apply for our roles – simply follow the link to create a candidate profile, answer the screening questions and upload a CV.

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Thank you for your interest in Cornwall Airport Newquay and Corserv. 

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