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Our current vacancies include:

Job title Based Salary Closing date
Head of Financial Services Washington £54,762 – £58,038 + benefits 28 June / 12noon
Safety Works Handy Person Newcastle £22,366 + Benefits 25 June / 12noon
Wholetime Firefighter (Apprenticeship) Washington £27, 178 – £36,226 30 June
Firefighter Control – Permanent & Temporary (2 x positions) Washington £25,819 (Training)
£26,895 (Development)
£34,415 (Competency)
30 June / 5pm
Inclusion Advisor Washington £37,336 + benefits 26 June / 12noon
Learning & Development Practitioner Washington £34,834 – £36,648 + benefits 21 June / 12noon
Volunteer Flexible Expenses only N/A

Expressions of interest

You can currently express interest in joining us in the following roles:

Job title Based Salary Closing date
Control Competent Transferees (Firefighter, Crew Manager and Watch Manager) Tyne and Wear Varying N/A

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, His 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.

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.

Positive Action Statement

There is often confusion between positive action and positive discrimination, but it’s crucial to understand the distinction.

Positive action involves proactive measures to encourage and support underrepresented groups to apply and succeed in recruitment processes, such as offering targeted training and outreach programmes. It aims to level the playing field and ensure equal opportunities without compromising standards.

On the other hand, positive discrimination, which is illegal, means selecting candidates based solely on their characteristics like gender or ethnicity, regardless of merit. Positive action is about fairness and inclusivity, ensuring the best candidates are chosen from a diverse pool, whereas positive discrimination undermines meritocracy.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is committed to positive action to build a diverse, capable, and equitable workforce.

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.