SalaryOffers of appointment are made within the agreed salary grade for the post, and progression within the grade is by annual increments. You will be appointed at the minimum incremental point. If you have applied for a part time post your salary will be pro-rated, that is, you will receive a proportion of the full salary corresponding to the hours you work. Salaries are paid monthly by Direct Bank Credit Transfer on the 15th day of the month.Salary scale ranges from £12,145 to £41,616. Hours of WorkThe full working week is 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. A flexi-time scheme is in operation for the majority of posts and is run in conjunction with business requirements.Job ShareFurther details of the conditions relating to our Job Share Scheme are available on request.ProbationNew employees are subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probation period. During this period you will be expected to establish your suitability for the post.HolidaysAnnual leave entitlement is dependent upon length of service (see below):Length of Service (no. of Days)First 5 Years (21 days)After 5 years continuous service (25 days)After 10 years continuous service (28 days)After 15 years continuous service (30 days)
In addition to annual leave, you are entitled to twelve statutory holidays per year. Leave entitlement for part time employees is calculated on a pro rata basis.PensionAll new employees are automatically admitted to the Local Government Pension Scheme, which provides ill health and retirement benefits. Employees can opt out of the scheme, and full details are given on appointment.Politically Restricted PostsSome of our posts are politically restricted. You will be advised in the job description if this is the case for the role you have applied for.Trade Union MembershipSouth Wales Fire and Rescue Service fully supports the system of collective bargaining, believes in the principle of solving industrial relations problems by discussion and agreement, and recognises the rights of individuals to belong to appropriate trades unions. Car ParkingParking is available at all Fire and Rescue Service premises.RefreshmentsA canteen facility is available at our Headquarters premises.Corporate WearNew employees undertaking certain roles are required to wear South Wales Fire and Rescue Service corporate wear, and this will be provided upon appointment.Gym FacilitiesWe have free on-site gym facilities at most locations.