Current Vacancies

Firefighters may attract the headlines but a modern fire and rescue service relies upon a talented team of support staff to help deliver the service the community expects. These roles are wide and varied and include Administration Support, Human Resources, ICT, Operational Planning, Planning & Performance, Resources & Workshops, and Training & Development.

For more information about all job roles, including support staff roles, please contact our human resources team on 01743 260200 or email


The primary role of a firefighter is to protect people, the environment and property by responding to emergency incidents. These days, the role of a firefighter is about more than fighting fires. Just as important is the fire safety work, helping prevent fires and accidents from happening.

Firefighters advise people on fire prevention, escape routes and hazards at home, in the community and in business. They visit schools, teach and work with children to raise awareness of dangers like fireworks and matches. And they work with businesses promoting safety initiatives and inspecting buildings to make sure they meet fire safety regulations.

On-Call Firefighters: For more information, please visit this page

Wholetime Firefighters: For more information, please visit this page 

Control Operator 

The control room is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by four watches of four fire control operators.

The main role of the fire control operators is to answer the emergency calls and decide what appliances need to be sent to each incident. Although the mobilising officer is in charge of this decision, each control operator needs to have a good knowledge of what to send, as the mobilising officer may be otherwise engaged during busy spells.

Other duties are carried out during periods when the Service is not responding to incidents.

Fire Safety

Within this directorate there are 2 departments which carry out prevention work in conjunction with Firefighters. These departments are:

  • Business Fire Safety - This department focusses on safety regulations in the workplace or public locations.
  • Community Fire Safety - This department focusses on safety measures in the community, dealing with arson, anti-social behaviour, along with home, road and water safety.

Support Staff

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service also employs a range of other staff who carry out various jobs to support the aims and the work of the Service.

These roles are wide and varied and include Administration Support, Human Resources, ICT, Operational Planning, Planning & Performance, Resources & Workshops, and Training & Development.


We have the following vacancies:

Fire Safety Inspecting Officer

Grade 7 - £25,991

37 hours per week


We are looking for a Fire Safety Inspecting Officer to join our Protection Team. The primary role will be to ensure compliance with the Fire Safety Order 2005. This will include auditing premises, giving advice and carrying out building regulations consultations.

We are looking for applicants who have well developed written and verbal communication skills with a minimum or 4 GCSE passes at A-C (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths. The successful candidate will be required to undertake courses and qualifications applicable to this role.

Excellent interpersonal skills are required as the role will be dealing with members of the public on a daily basis.

A full valid driving licence is essential.

For a job description and application form please visit the careers section of our website completed applications are to be returned to

Applications will be shortlisted based on the person specification on the job description.

The closing date for applications is 8th August 2021


Firefighter Transfer Opportunities

Wholetime Firefighter (Competent)

Salary £32,244 per annum 1/7/21

42 hours per week shifts

We have opportunities for Wholetime Firefighters at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.  Applications are invited from current serving Wholetime Competent Firefighters on NJC terms and conditions of service who have:

Completed the National Firefighter Selection process
Completed a Wholetime Recruits Course
Hold NVQ Level 3 in Operations in the Community, or equivalent
Current Driving Qualification HGV / ERDT.

We welcome applicants who are interested in job share opportunities. Please indicate this on your application form.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply, please request an application form by emailing The closing date for applications is 16 July 2021.

Please note that we will hold your application on file for a period of 12 months. Applications are therefore welcomed following the closing date but will not be considered for this intake.


Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have a strong commitment to equality diversity and inclusion at work. We want to reflect the communities we service and therefore we positively welcome applicants from disabled people and minority groups who are under-represented in our Service. 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to equality and diversity at work. We positively welcome applications from disabled people and under-represented groups.  

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