South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Welcome to our recruitment and volunteering pages!

If you are seeking a new challenge then please take a moment to have a look at the positions and opportunities that we can offer. As a service we strive every day to make South Yorkshire safer and stronger, and that takes a passionate, diverse workforce.

Who we are and what we do

We have a wide range of departments that work together to provide a ‘triple good’ service to people across the county. As you might expect, the majority of our workforce are operational firefighters who crew our frontline appliances. However, that’s not where our workforce ends.

Helping our frontline 999 response tick are our fantastic control room operators, who take emergency calls and dispatch fire engines. We then have a great team of mechanics who ensure our wheels keep turning and our community and business fire safety staff who work to prevent fires happening in the first place.

Then, underpinning everything, is a big team of corporate staff who bring everything together. This can include people working in ICT and HR, finance and communications, procurement and data, and much more.

Working for the fire and rescue service is more than just a job – it’s a chance to support an organisation with an incredible brand, strong values and which saves lives.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents. We warmly welcome applications from individuals who identify with underrepresented groups within our workforce, including individuals from Minority Ethnic backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT+), and individuals with disabilities. In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours. We believe that a diverse workforce leads to innovation, creativity, and better decision-making, and we are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone can thrive.

We operate a Guaranteed Interview scheme for disabled applicants. For further information please click here.

In line with our policies on data retention, information gathered during a recruitment process will be retained by the organisation for a period of 12 months from date of the final assessment/interview for that role.  View the recruitment privacy notice here.

Our vacancies

Our corporate, control and community safety staff vacancies, if available, will be displayed below. You can then find more information on firefighter roles within this section of our website.

You can also register to be told about future vacancies, using our online form here.

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There are no open vacancies at this time please check back later or contact us for more information.