A diverse team

Our values of Teamwork, Integrity, Learning, Responsibility and Communication are really important to us
and are at the heart of everything we do. Our diverse team does what is right,
goes above and beyond and leads by example.

Our vibrant team culture and supportive work environment is the ideal place to do something incredible.

West Yorkshire is a diverse community and that’s what makes it such a great place to live and work.

Whilst we are proud to say our workforce is much more diverse than it once was we still have a way to go to achieve our ambitious targets of making our service more representative of our community.

We are a welcoming organisation and are keen to encourage women, people from our BAME communities and LGBT people into Firefighter roles to fully represent the Communities we serve.

Why is this important?

It is only when we are more representative of our community that we can fully understand what the community needs from us, to get into communities that are difficult to reach, and be satisfied that we are understanding, delivering and truly making a difference to every person who resides in West Yorkshire.

We want to recruit the best Firefighters who will represent our Service and have a long and successful career with us irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation – we don’t want any under-represented groups to feel that it is not the job for them because of outdated stereotypes.

  • Staff networks covering gender, disability, LGBT, BAME and menopause.
  • Annual events and celebrations within the diversity calendar, including Pride, Black History Month and National Inclusion Week.
  • Targeted diversity training sessions available to all staff.
  • Dyslexia screening and assessment programme.
  • Site licences for assistive software and dedicated trainers.
  • Inclusive policies such as; Shared Parental Leave, Flexible Working, Reasonable Adjustments, Dignity and Respect and Cultural Needs Policy.
  • Excellent Wellbeing and Employee Assistance package.

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

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DAILY ROUTINES AND INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF WORK

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Your Next Step

Being a firefighter involves making a commitment. The training and dedication
to the role is demanding, but the role provides real rewards.

Join our professional team and make a difference in the West Yorkshire community today. We’ll help you uncover strengths you didn’t even know you had and you’ll soon start noticing the benefits.

See the various stages of the recruitment and selection process here.

 

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If you have any questions, there are a few ways you can contact us

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