Bid to recruit five more Rye firefighters

Fire recruitment SUS-150429-130240001

Fire recruitment SUS-150429-130240001

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The Fire Service is seeking five new retained firefighters to bring the Rye station up to strength.

The Rye station currently has 15 firefighters but needs an equivalent of 18 full time firefighters.

Firefighters will be attending a local Jobs Fair in Rye next week in the hope of attracting more interest.

Becoming a retained firefighter involves a two-week training course at the Eastbourne headquarters training centre, followed by a further two weeks learning to use breathing apparatus.

Drill nights are held weekly, lasting about two and a half hours.

The job can be combined as part-time working with other employment, though alerters must be carried in order to respond to calls.

The Jobs Fair is for people interested in finding employment or need any advice and guidance. It takes place at Tilling Green Community Centre on Tuesday May 5 between 1- 4pm.

As well as the Fire Service, other employers who will be at the event include Bluebird Care, which has recently opened a new office in Rye.

The company says it is looking to provide good quality care at home for residents living within the Rother and Hastings district and is actively recruiting for support workers to work a variety of full or part time shifts suiting their availability.

Seasonal staff are required at Pontins Holiday Park, Camber Sands. Job opportunities vary from restaurant staff to maintenance.

There will be applications forms and light touch interviews on the day.

Other employer attending include Jempsons, who run supermarkets and coffee shops, and new company Chapman’s of Rye.

Also present at the event will be Hastings based company, Education First Language Centre, who are recruiting summer activity leaders.

EF are looking for keen, energetic candidates and will offer basic training to this summer’s recruits.