Wholetime Firefighter

Favourite Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Ref no: SFRS00531
Closes: Sunday, 2nd October 2016
Published: Tuesday, 13th September 2016
Location: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service - Various Locations
Salary: £22,237 per year
Hours: 42.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Category: Fire and Rescue
Sub-category: Wholetime

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


We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic women and men from across our diverse communities to undertake this challenging and rewarding role - working 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 young people.




Responding to a whole range of emergencies such as fires, floods and rescue from height is vital, but the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has an equally important role within the area of community engagement and prevention.


Firefighters sit at the very heart of their communities. They are extensively involved in undertaking home safety checks for families and the vulnerable. They also work with our children in schools, through youth groups and they engage with the elderly through strong partnership working with voluntary organisations and healthcare partners.


A career in the SFRS is wide and varied with excellent learning and promotional opportunities, a competitive salary and attractive pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a range of family friendly policies - including those that promote a work life balance.


Our employees have access to gym facilities, health and wellbeing services and a wide range of employee benefits.




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


A minimum of National Level 4 or equivalent, in Mathematics is desirable, as is a valid UK Driving Licence.


Candidates should note that we have vacancies across all of Scotland and applicants must be prepared to work anywhere. Where feasible, the SFRS shall endeavour to post applicants 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.


Successful applicants will be required to undertake and pass a full medical and eyesight examination prior to joining us.


Candidates should also note that this post is subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2003, therefore the successful candidates will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.

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