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.

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.


Firefighter Recruitment is currently closed, please follow the link below to apply for Firefighter Pre-Registration.

Our current vacancies include:

Job title Based Salary
Equipment Technician (Precision) Gateshead £23,080 + benefits
ICT Technician (6 months Fixed Term Contract) Washington £23,080 + benefits
HGV Vehicle Technician Gateshead £25,481 – £27,041 + benefits
Technical Services Centre Assistant (6 Month FTC) Washington £19,312 + benefits
Chef Washington £19,312 + benefits
Wholetime Firefighter Preregistration Tyne & Wear N/A
Community Volunteer Flexible Expenses only

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.

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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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