Wholetime Firefighters

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are looking for individuals who have the compassion to help people at their most vulnerable. Individuals who have the courage to go in one direction when all around them are going in the other and individuals who have the communication skills to engage with all sectors of our community. If this sounds like you, apply to be a wholetime firefighter with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and be part of our future.


How to apply

We are currently recruiting for Transferee Wholetime Firefighters (Competent)

Wholetime Firefighter (Competent)

Salary £32,244 per annum

42 hours per week - shifts

We have opportunities for experienced Wholetime Firefighters at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. Applications are invited from current serving Wholetime Competent Firefighters on NJC terms and conditions of service who have:

· Completed the National Firefighter Selection process for entry

· Successfully Completed a Wholetime Recruits Course

· Hold NVQ Level 3 in Operations in the Community, or equivalent

Applications are invited from Competent Wholetime Firefighters who are working a Wholetime Duty System, and who are currently serving with a UK Fire Authority. It is preferable for applicants to be Emergency Fire Appliance Driver (EFAD) qualified, but not essential. We welcome applicants who are interested in job share opportunities. Please indicate this on your application form.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page and send to recruitment@shropshirefire.gov.uk 

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 April 2022.

Please note that we will hold your application on file for a period of 12 months. Applications are therefore welcomed following the closing date but will not be considered for this intake.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have a strong commitment to equality diversity and inclusion at work. We want to reflect the communities we service and therefore we positively welcome applicants from disabled people and minority groups who are under-represented in our Service.



We are not currently recruiting for Wholetime Firefighters. The Wholetime Firefighter recruitment campaign for 2020/21 has now CLOSED. 

Please keep an eye out on our website and social media pages for when our next campaign will be. 

Please see below for more information about Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, the role of a Wholetime Firefighter and the recruitment process. 

About us

All you need to know about Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Is this the right career for me?

The role of a firefighter isn't right for everyone. Read more about the realities and demands of the job

The recruitment process

Details of each stage of the application process including written tests, job related tests (JRTs) and medical

Pay scales

How much a firefighter earns at different stages in their career

Employee benefits

Read more about the benefits that come with being a part of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service 

Fitness Guidance

Tips for getting fit for the application process including 12 week fitness regime

Frequently asked questions

Got any questions? We've probably got them covered here


Our website has lots of useful resources which is continually being updated and if you would like to support the Service, you may wish to consider becoming an on-call firefighter.

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