Apply to be a wholetime firefighter

About the role

As a wholetime firefighter you will be responsible for your efficient and effective performance.

You will be responsible for ensuring efficient and effective function and delivery of your element of the Divisional, Station or Department Plan.

You will be required to implement appropriate methods to ensure that tasks and targets are met and any failure to achieve is identified, examined and steps taken to address the issue.

As part of your conditions of service you will be required to fulfil the role of Firefighter under the nationally agreed Firefighter Role Map.

Where held, you will perform the duties required of any appropriate specialist operational function.

Under the control of Crew Manager, you will be responsible for the maintenance and testing and recording of the use and testing of operational equipment to ensure operational readiness.

Where required, you will support the Watch  Manager with other tasks and duties appropriate to the role.

Is the role for you?

Consider these questions – can you answer yes to all?

  • Working at height?
  • Working in enclosed spaces?
  • Working unsociable hours?
  • Working in hot, cold, wet conditions?
  • Seeing people in traumatic situations?
  • Seeing injured people?
  • With unpredictability?

If this sounds like you, you can find out about the recruitment process and how to apply on the following pages.


  • Trainee (Phase 1): £24,191
  • Development (Phase 2) £25,198
  • Competent (Phase 3) £32,244

Trainee to competent may be a period of two years.