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Positive Action

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, striving to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.

We exist to keep the communities of Northamptonshire safe and well and seek to attract, recruit, develop and retain the best talent from the widest pool of people.

For these reasons we actively encourage individuals from any background to consider applying, through the use of positive action.

What is positive action?

Under Section 158 and 159 of the Equality Act 2010, employers can lawfully use positive action in recruitment and promotion, where they reasonably think that people with protected characteristics are under-presented in the workforce, or suffer a disadvantage connected to that protected characteristic.

Where the Service has under-representation, positive action measures are implemented to attract, recruit, develop, support and retain our people to progress and make their best possible contribution.

When a recruitment window is open, we aim to run a number of ‘Have a Go’ sessions for those interested in the role to come along and have a go at some of the Job-Related Tests (JRTs) utilised during the application process.  We would also look to hold a number of online sessions to help applicants with any questions they have during the process.  These events would be available on our Eventbrite page.

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