Work for us

Working for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service isn’t just a job – it’s a career!

We’re not just firefighters. We offer a wide range of operational and corporate roles to help us deliver a high quality service and there are lots of volunteering opportunities.

We aim to recruit an inclusive workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity.

Corporate vacancies

Our current vacancies include:

Job title Base Salary
Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations (COMAH) & Resilience Advisor Washington £29,636
Learning & Organisational Development Assistant Washington £18,795
Community Volunteer Flexible Expenses only
On Call Firefighter
Chopwell Community Fire Station
Annual retaining payment, plus hourly rates and disturbance fees


All corporate vacancies are advertised on the North East Jobs website, where you can sign up for job alerts. We also post vacancies on our social media.

Operational vacancies

Operational roles are advertised by the National Fire Chiefs Council.

How we will use your data

Any personal data collected in the course of recruitment campaigns will be used by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and / or our recruitment partners for quality assurance purposes.

After each campaign, your data will be securely disposed of in line with our document retention policy.

You will need to re-register for any other campaign that you choose to apply for.


Our award-winning organisation is a great place to work, offering employees:

  • a generous pension scheme
  • annual leave that increases with length of service
  • comprehensive work-life balance polices, including flexible working, maternity and paternity leave
  • uniform for all staff
  • free and secure onsite parking
  • free gym access
  • access to a range of education and development opportunities
  • free eyesight tests
  • discounts on high street and online products and services
  • active diversity and inclusion networks
  • sport and social club
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Equality and diversity

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is accredited as an equal opportunities employer with a range of staff diversity networks.

We no longer have a separate equality and diversity strategy. Instead, our commitment to equal opportunities is embedded in all of our strategic plans.

Our equality data and gender pay gap information have been published along with other performance reports. We have also published our employee policies and equality impact assessment documents under our publication scheme.

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