Equal Opportunities

Equal opportunities

  • North West Fire Control aims to provide equal opportunities and fair treatment for all people and is determined to ensure that no applicant, employee or volunteer:

    • receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex or marital status, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins.

    To help monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment policy, North West Fire Control would be grateful if you would complete the following:

  • Nationality

  • Equality Act 2010

    In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 we are asking the question at the bottom of this page to ensure that all applicants who are disabled receive the appropriate support and reasonable adjustments and to monitor all aspects of our recruitment process.

    Below are the 4 definitions of someone who is classed a disabled under the Act.

    1. A disabled person is someone who has a physical or mental impairment.

    Physical impairment includes hearing and visual impairments and conditions such as diabetes, dyslexia, severe disfigurement, heart conditions and epilepsy. It also includes anyone who has an impairment which is likely to develop over time such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, or someone living with HIV or AIDS.

    Mental impairment includes learning disabilities and mental illnesses. People whose impairments are controlled, corrected or adjusted by medication or appliances are covered by the DDA, as are those who have had a disability in the past but have since recovered.

    2. The impairment has got to last, or be expected to last, at least 12 months.

    • a person with a broken leg who is only temporarily disabled would not be covered.
    • a person who has had an impairment, which may happen again, is covered.

    3. The impairment must have a substantial and long term adverse effect. This may be obvious in the time it takes someone to carry out a task or in the way he/she carries out the task.

    4. The impairment must affect the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. These include mobility; manual dexterity; physical co-ordination; continence; ability to lift or carry objects; speech, hearing or sight; memory or ability to concentrate, learn or understand.



    The job you are applying for is exempt from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions) order 1975. Applicants are asked to declare if they have any criminal convictions, including spent convictions, cautions or reprimands. In the event of an offer of employment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by North West Fire Control. Any information given will be completely confidential and will be considered only in relation to an application for positions to which the order applies.


    An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check may be carried out on all successful applicants. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory receipt of this and an offer may be withdrawn if this requirement is not met.


    North West Fire Control is committed to equality of opportunity.
    All applications will be considered on their merits and selection will be made solely
    on the basis of the suitability of applicants when assessed against job related criteria.

    If you are appointed, documentary evidence will be required to confirm your personal details and entitlement to take up employment in the UK.