Work for us

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

Alongside our wholetime and on call firefighters, we also offer a wide range of operational, corporate, and volunteer roles to help us deliver a high quality service.

Following our most recent inspection, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services graded our culture, training and how we treat our people as Good.

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.

We expect all staff members for hold themselves to our code of ethics as set out by the National Fire Chief’s Council during their employment with us.


Our current vacancies include:

Job title Based Salary Closing date
HR Coordinator (fixed term for 1 year) Washington £23,484 + benefits 9th Dec 12noon
Diversionary Activities Assistant Team Leader Washington £20,493 + Benefits 30th Nov 12noon
Diversionary Activities Team Leader Washington £27,852 + Benefits 30th Nov 12noon
Emergency Resilience Fire Crew Tyne and Wear £13.44 per hour + £250 per month retaining fee N/A
Wholetime Firefighter Pre-registration Tyne and Wear N/A N/A
Community Volunteer Flexible Expenses only N/A
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.

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.