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Support Roles

We have a wide range of career opportunities across all specialties. Check out some of the diverse support roles helping us deliver our Service to local communities.

Support Staff Roles

It’s not just our firefighters who make Scotland a safer country. If you’re looking for a career with variety, a challenge and opportunities for progression, and all the benefits you’d expect from one of Scotland’s key public service organisations, then why not consider joining us in one of our specialist or administrative support functions.

Modern Apprenticeship

We are pleased to confirm that a firefighter Modern Apprenticeship framework has now been approved by the Modern Apprenticeship Group, with SFRS confirmed as the Employer Provider. This means new firefighters joining SFRS will undertake their three year development programme as a Modern Apprenticeship. At the end of the programme trainee firefighters will receive a Modern Apprenticeship qualification as well as an SVQ. Please note minimum entry of entry for this Modern Apprenticeship is 18, there is no upper age limit.

We are also pleased to offer Modern Apprenticeship positions within our Support Services departments. These Modern Apprenticeships are available for  16 – 24 year olds, and allow you to combine in work training and experience with a recognised SVQ qualification. Modern Apprentices last for a minimum 12 months. During this time you will receive support from both the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and a training provider to achieve your SVQ qualification and make the most of your experience working with us. Our departments are busy and the work we do is varied. Our Support Services departments include Administration, Procurement, Business Support, ICT, Finance and HR.

We will have opportunities in various departments – all our Modern Apprenticeship vacancies will be advertised on our recruitment pages so please check back regularly for any new opportunities. Our recruitment process for Modern Apprenticeships includes opportunities to meet with training providers, see where you’ll be working and meeting some of the people you will be working with, to help you decide if an opportunity is the right one for you.

All of our support functions consist of administration support and specialist roles. Our Directorates are listed below and provide an example of some of the support roles available:- 

People and Organisational Development

We know that all staff who make up the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are our greatest asset. We firmly believe that by investing in their future and making sure that we have the right people trained to the highest possible standard will not only make our organisation stronger but can make Scotland safer.

Roles available within this Directorate include HR Professionals, Learning and Development Specialists and Health and Wellbeing Professionals and Technicians. 

Finance and Contractual Services

We view how we spend our budget and how we manage contracts as crucial functions, and making sure that we make the best use of all our resources is a key part of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s mission.

Roles available include a range of ICT Specialists, Finance and Procurement roles and Asset Management roles e.g. Mechanics, Workshop Managers.

Strategic Planning Performance Management and Communications

Planning and performance is key in supporting the Organisation to meet its strategic objectives, as is effective Communication and Engagement with key stakeholders.

Roles available include Communication and Engagement roles, Programme Officers, Legal Specialists, Admin Support roles and Personal Assistants to our Senior Managers / Directors.

Service Delivery - Prevention and Protection

The more informed people are about the dangers of fire and other emergencies, the more chance they have of ensuring their own and other people’s safety.

Examples of roles available include Community Safety Advocates, Fire Engineers and Youth Engagement Officer.  

Service Delivery -Operations

Our Operations teams make sure we have the right resources available at the right time and in the right locations to serve the people of Scotland.

Examples of roles available include Civil Contingences Officers, CAD Operators and Hydrant Operatives.

Do you want to make a difference to the people of Scotland? Find out more about our support staff opportunities on myjobScotland where you can apply for current vacancies or register for when the right opportunity for you comes up.