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  • Ref no: SFRS01539
  • Published: 7/8/2020
  • Closes: 19/8/2020
  • Location: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service - Various Locations, G72 7NA
  • Salary: £22,198.00 - £29,587.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 42 hours per week

This position has expired.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is delighted to invite applications for the post of Firefighter (Control). 


About Us


As the largest fire service in the UK, we are reaching out to motivated individuals who are serious about serving our Communities and who share our values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect & Innovation, to apply to work in our front line control rooms, working together for a safer Scotland. 


Our Firefighters (Control) are the first point of contact for  our communities who require assistance from the Fire Service to attend fires, road traffic collisions, flooding and other natural disasters.  These situations may be stressful for the callers requiring Firefighters (Control) to provide ongoing safety advice and emotional support during these calls.


What We’re Looking For


To be considered for the role of a Firefighter (Control) with the SFRS, ALL applicants must meet the following criteria:


- Applicants MUST be aged 18 years or over at the time of submitting application
- Possess a minimum qualification of National 4 English or equivalent
- Possess excellent keyboard skills and have the ability to utilise Microsoft Office packages
- Have the ability to demonstrate exceptional communication skills, team-working and excellent attention to detail and accuracy.


If you think you have the right skills and are committed to a challenging but rewarding career, supporting public life and better outcomes for communities we welcome your application.


Our selection process involves a number of stages, designed to assess your potential to carry out this challenging role and each step demands dedication and commitment. The whole process can take anything from 7 to 12 months. Whilst we will have vacancies across our three Control Rooms in Scotland, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who are interested in working within our Operations Control Room in Edinburgh.


Full details of the role and our selection process can be found within the recruitment information pack and on our website   Applicants must ensure they review this detailed information prior to submitting their application. 


This post is subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. The successful candidate will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and will be required to carry out regulated work with adults and children.


What You Can Expect


Your career in the SFRS starts with an extensive 14-week training and development programme, extending over 3 years, at the end of which you will have achieved an SVQ Level 3 qualification.

Your training and development does not end there as we are proud to offer ongoing learning and development opportunities to build on your existing skills as well opportunities to progress your career within the Service. 


Alongside this, SFRS offers:

- a competitive salary;
- attractive pension scheme;
- generous annual leave entitlement
- a range of family friendly policies which promote & support work life balance


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.


If you would like to apply in a different format, please email


Due to the expected high volume of applicants, applications for this vacancy have been capped.  Once this quota of applications is received, the vacancy will close and no further applications will be accepted.  This may be prior to 1st September 2020. 


Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

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