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  • Ref no: SFRS01221
  • Published: 21/3/19
  • Closes: 8/4/19
  • Location: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service - Various Locations, G72 7NA
  • Salary: £22,908 - £30,533 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 42 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

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


We are reaching out to motivated individuals from all walks of life to apply to stand on our front line and work together for a safer Scotland. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from people who are currently under-represented within our workforce, especially women and those from black and minority ethnic and LGBT+ communities.


Firefighters sit at the very heart of our communities as well as responding to a whole range of emergencies, they are extensively involved in undertaking home safety checks for families and the vulnerable. They work with our young people in schools and through youth groups to deliver our safety messages year round. Our firefighters also work in close partnership with voluntary organisations and healthcare partners to ensure our protection and prevention work reaches those most at risk in our communities.


We stand ready to support you to achieve these skills.


A career in the SFRS starts with an extensive training and development programme by the end of which you will have achieved a Modern Apprenticeship qualification including an SVQ. Your training and development does not end there as SFRS offers ongoing learning and development opportunities as well opportunities for promotion. SFRS offers a competitive salary and attractive pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a range of family friendly policies which promote work life balance. 



Applicants must be aged 18 years of age or over, by the closing date of application. A good level of physical fitness to meet the prescribed standards for the role is required. Exceptional team working, communication and problem solving skills are also essential.


Candidates should note that whilst we have vacancies across Scotland there will be a higher recruitment demand in some areas than others. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide location preferences. Subject to candidates fulfilling minimum criteria at each stage of the process, these preferences will be also be taken into consideration to ensure SFRS recruitment needs are met. Where possible, the SFRS shall endeavour to offer successful applicants a posting as near to their home address as possible; however please be aware this cannot be guaranteed. 


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.



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.


Candidates should note that 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. Offers of employment will be contingent on a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check through Disclosure Scotland.


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 declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for this post, will be invited to attend for interview.