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 

We are not currently recruiting for Wholetime Firefighters.

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 Fighter Pension Schemes Technical Officer – 37 hours per week

Grade 9 - £32,234 - £35,745 per annum

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are seeking to appoint a Pensions Officer with specialist expert knowledge and understanding of Firefighters Pension Schemes to provide a flexible and professional technical and pension administration service to support the management of all SFRS pensions schemes (FPS & LGPS).  The role will be responsible for managing the Contract between the Authority and the Pension Administration Services provider co-ordinating the delivery of an efficient and effective service to members, and potential members, of the Firefighters Pension Scheme and the LGPS. The role will also support the Firefighter Pension Board, by overseeing and co-ordinating the necessary high level of administration. The successful candidate will provide an effective service for the members and employer through excellent customer care and by continually improving service delivery.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the Schemes with excellent customer service skills and the ability to clearly explain complicated details to scheme members and internal customers. Working closely with the HR team the individual will provide advice and guidance on pension related matters. The role requires effective interpersonal skills with the ability to deliver on projects and a sound working knowledge of pensions in the Fire Service environment.

For a full job description and to apply please see below. Completed applications to be returned to The closing date for application is Friday 8th October 2021.

For those wanting more information or to arrange an informal discussion, please email         


Watch Manager – Fire Safety Inspecting Officer

Watch Manager rate of pay (Competent B / Development)

9 day fortnight


Shropshire Fire & Rescue are currently seeking applications from current Wholetime Substantive Watch Managers and Wholetime Competent Crew Managers with a Crew Manager to Watch Manager CPG pass, to join our Fire Protection Department based at our Service Headquarters in Shrewsbury.

Applicants must:

Hold or be currently working towards a Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety or equivalent.
Have an understanding of Fire Safety Enforcement legislation and procedures.
An understanding of the principles of fire investigation.
Have a current full UK driving license.

The Watch Manager – Inspecting Officers currently engage in an out of hours rota providing fire protection information and advice during operational incidents. In recognition of this an out of hours allowance is payable. The successful candidate will be expected to join this rota once the opportunity becomes available.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact SM Alec Thomas

For a full job description please see below and return completed application forms to

The closing date for applications is 1 October 2021.


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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