Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service employs 635 members of staff who operate from twenty-three fire stations located across Shropshire; three of which are wholetime stations in Shrewsbury, Telford and Wellington.

Wholetime Firefighters

We are recruiting wholetime firefighters in early 2018. In the run-up to this, we're hosting several taster events (with dates provided below) so potential recruits can find out what life as a firefighter is like.

Saturday 6th January, 13:00 
Thursday 11th January, 18:00
Saturday 13th January, 09:30
Wednesday 17th January, 18:00

Our campaign is targeted for the counties of Shropshire, Cheshire, Herefordshire, Powys, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Wrexham, so please ensure you live in one of these areas before registering your place to avoid any disappointment. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, and particularly encourage underrepresented groups such as women and BME to apply.


For any queries regarding Taster Days please email

For answers to frequently asked questions, please click here

On-call Firefighters

We're always recruiting for on-call (retained) firefighters, and have stations based all across Shropshire. To find out more or apply online, click here.


X2 Area Manager B (plus 20% FDS allowance)

£52,194 Development

£57,252 Competent

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority are seeking to appoint 2 Area Managers, who have excellent leadership, innovation and energy to help it continue to deliver a high quality, affordable and sustainable fire and rescue service to the people of Shropshire.

The Service is governed by a Fire Authority made up from members of Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council and delivers a service to over 480 thousand residents.  This population is spread over 1,346 square miles, with the busy towns of Shrewsbury and Telford at its centre.  This sparsity, combined with the challenges of two growing vibrant towns creates a challenging and interesting risk profile.

Applications are sought from existing Area Managers or competent Group Managers who will have ideally successfully completed a strategic ADC or are able to demonstrate experience of operating effectively at a strategic level, have a successful track record of achievement and the ability to provide strategic leadership at a challenging time for the Service.

The successful candidates will be effective leaders with extensive experience across a range of departments and disciplines.  Both roles require sound knowledge and experience of fire and rescue service delivery, operational command at all levels, integrated risk management planning, business, financial and succession planning, performance and people management and partnership working. 

Successful individuals will need to have the ability to balance conflicting demands, the confidence to innovate and be creative and the resilience and character to deal with the pressures that come with a strategic leadership role.  This will require highly effective interpersonal skills with the ability to lead and motivate others through significant periods of change and build positive and influential relationships both within and outside of the organisation.  A key part of these roles is engagement with the Executive Team and Elected Members, supporting them in their work to shape the direction of the Service.  This requires political awareness and a detailed understanding of community issues.

The Area Manager posts form part of an Officer Rota and as such are required to provide operational and Silver Command cover.  The position is offered at a salary, once competent, of £57,252 +flexi duty allowance and Grey Book conditions apply.  The successful candidates will be provided with an appropriate vehicle for emergency response and business use.  A relocation package is available.

For further information and application form email

The closing date for application is 19 January 2018.

For an informal discussion please contact Andy Johnson, Deputy Chief Fire Officer on 01743 260196.

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Open Vacancies

Working in the Service Development Department, you will be part of a small team of system administrators who will be responsible for maintaining electronic departmental information systems.

You will primarily be responsible for the Service’s geographical information and information systems as well as the implementation and promotion of related procedures.  You will also work with your team members to provide a corporate support network for all information systems and will work to...

Closing date:
26th January, 2018

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