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IT jobs in the emergency services

Speed of response in the emergency services saves lives; therefore systems and equipment have to be ready and available at all times. As accredited recruiters for emergency services, Hays is experienced in responding quickly to fill business critical roles.

The emergency services are divided into the Police Service and Fire & Rescue. Both operate on a 24-hour, 365 day a year basis, and top-quality IT staff are integral to their smooth running.

All employees need to obtain security clearance before commencing employment with the police service, with the level of clearance varying depending on the role. Police forces are changing how they use IT, which has led to an increase in demand for experienced transformation managers. There is an emphasis on joining up and sharing information both locally and nationally, and portable IT systems for ‘constables on the beat’ are becoming more integral.

Fire services have equally important systems, from computers in the operations room to the radio equipment and GPS systems on the fire appliances. Highly competent IT support staff are required to work in these high-pressure environments.

Management Information is essential to help direct funds to relevant work streams, so data and information analysts are always required. Other specialist skills in demand include GIS mapping and database administration.

If you are interested in working in a fast-paced environment please contact your local Hays Information Technology office.

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