Support Staff

As well as operational firefighters, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service requires professional staff, who provide a wide range of support functions and roles.

These roles are based at various locations throughout the county, and they all share a friendly and satisfying work environment and an opportunity to contribute to the valuable work the fire and rescue service provides for the community.

Please visit our vacancies page to find out the latest opportunities.

The wide variety of job functions for support staff include those listed below, with many of these offering specialist and professional roles:

Support staff benefits

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Hours

For the majority of our posts we offer fantastic flexible working based on 37 hours per week for a fulltime post. We are family friendly and will consider Job share opportunities where ever we can.

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Pensions

Access to excellent pension provision through the Local Government Pension Scheme.

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Annual leave

We offer generous Holiday leave on top of the average 8 days Public Holidays

Grade 2 to 3 =  24 days
Grade 4 to 5 =  27 days
Grade 6 to 10 =  29 days

Plus 5 an additional days long service leave.

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Childcare Vouchers

Childcare voucher scheme which offers tax saving on childcare costs.

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Parking

Free onsite parking is available.

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Maternity support

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay provisions.

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Employee Assistance Programme

All employees have access to employee care counselling service and information and face to face counselling.

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Cycle to Work Scheme 

RBFRS are able to provide cycles and safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit.

  • Administration
  • Corporate Communications
  • Community Fire Safety
  • Contracts / Premises Management
  • Performance Review
  • Document Management
  • Fleet Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement
  • Information Technology
  • Learning and Development
  • Maintenance
  • Operational Support

Non-uniform 2016/17 Payscales

The table below shows salaries in the Fire Service with effect from 1 April 2016.

POINT 01 APRIL 2016 HOURLY RATE 01 APRIL 2017 HOURLY RATE GRADE LEAVE STATUS
05 not used not used not used not used Grade 1 24 days Not used
06 £14,514 £7.52 £15,014 £7.78 Grade 1 24 days Not used
07 £14,615 £7.58 £15,115 £7.83 Grade 1 24 days Not used
08 £14,771 £7.66 £15,246 £7.90 Grade 1 24 days Not used
09 £14,975 £7.76 £15,375 £7.97 Grade 1 24 days Not used
10 £15,238 £7.90 £15,613 £8.09 Grade 1 24 days Not used
11 £15,507 £8.04 £15,807 £8.19 Grade 1 24 days Not used
12 £15,823 £8.20 £16,123 £8.36 Grade 1 24 days Not used
13 £16,191 £8.39 £16,491 £8.55 Grade 2 24 days Not used
14 £16,481 £8.54 £16,781 £8.65 Grade 2 24 days Active
15 £16,772 £8.69 £17,072 £8.85 Grade 2 24 days Active
16 £17,169 £8.90 £17,419 £9.03 Grade 2 24 days Active
17 £17,547 £9.10 £17,772 £9.21 Grade 2 24 days Active
18 £17,891 £9.27 £18,070 £9.37 Grade 2 24 days Active
19 £18,560 £9.62 £18,746 £9.72 Grade 2 24 days Active
20 £19,238 £9.97 £19,430 £10.07 Grade 3 24 days Not used
21 £19,939 £10.33 £20,138 £10.44 Grade 3 24 days Active
22 £20,456 £10.60 £20,661 £10.71 Grade 3 24 days Active
23 £21,057 £10.91 £21,268 £11.02 Grade 3 24 days Active
24 £21,745 £11.27 £21,962 £11.38 Grade 3 24 days Active
25 £22,434 £11.63 £22,658 £11.74 Grade 3 24 days Active
26 £23,166 £12.01 £23,398 £12.13 Grade 3 24 days Active
27 £23,935 £12.41 £24,174 £12.53 Grade 4 27 days Not used
28 £24,717 £12.81 £24,964 £12.94 Grade 4 27 days Active
29 £25,694 £13.32 £25,951 £13.45 Grade 4 27 days Active
30 £26,556 £13.76 £26,822 £13.90 Grade 4 27 days Active
31 £27,394 £14.20 £27,668 £14.34 Grade 4 27 days Active
32 £28,203 £14.62 £28,485 £14.76 Grade 4 27 days Active
33 £29,033 £15.05 £29,323 £15.20 Grade 4 27 days Active
34 £29,854 £15.47 £30,153 £15.63 Grade 5 27 days Not used
35 £30,480 £15.80 £30,785 £15.96 Grade 5 27 days Active
36 £31,288 £16.22 £31,601 £16.38 Grade 5 27 days Active
37 £32,164 £16.67 £32,486 £16.84 Grade 5 27 days Active
38 £33,106 £17.16 £33,437 £17.33 Grade 5 27 days Active
39 £34,196 £17.72 £34,538 £17.90 Grade 5 27 days Active
40 £35,093 £18.19 £35,444 £18.37 Grade 5 27 days Active
41 £36,019 £18.67 £36,379 £18.86 Grade 6 29 days Active
42 £36,937 £19.15 £37,306 £19.34 Grade 6 29 days Active
43 £37,858 £19.62 £38,237 £19.82 Grade 6 29 days Active
44 £38,789 £20.11 £39,177 £20.31 Grade 6 29 days Active
45 £39,660 £20.56 £40,057 £20.76 Grade 6 29 days Active
46 £40,619 £21.05 £41,025 £21.26 Grade 6 29 days Active
47 £41,551 £21.54 £41,967 £21.75 Grade 7 29 days Active
48 £42,474 £22.02 £42,899 £22.24 Grade 7 29 days Active
49 £43,387 £22.49 £43,821 £22.71 Grade 7 29 days Active
50 £44,322 £22.97 £44,765 £23.20 Grade 7 29 days Active
51 £45,249 £23.45 £45,701 £23.69 Grade 7 29 days Active
52 £46,184 £23.94 £46,646 £24.18 Grade 7 29 days Active
53 £47,135 £24.43 £47,606 £24.68 Grade 8 29 days Active
54 £48,119 £24.94 £48,600 £25.19 Grade 8 29 days Active
55 £49,128 £25.46 £49,619 £25.72 Grade 8 29 days Active
56 £50,128 £25.98 £50,629 £26.24 Grade 8 29 days Active
57 £51,122 £26.50 £51,633 £26.76 Grade 8 29 days Active
58 £52,113 £27.01 £52.634 £27.28 Grade 8 29 days Active
59 £53,119 £27.53 £53,650 £27.81 Grade 9 29 days Active
60 £54,110 £28.05 £54,651 £28.33 Grade 9 29 days Active
61 £55,104 £28.56 £55,655 £28.85 Grade 9 29 days Active
62 £56,110 £29.08 £56,671 £29.37 Grade 9 29 days Active
63 £57,106 £29.60 £57,677 £29.90 Grade 9 29 days Active
64 £58,097 £30.11 £58,678 £30.41 Grade 9 29 days Active
65 £59,100 £30.63 £59,691 £30.94 Grade 10 29 days Active
66 £60,379 £31.30 £60,983 £31.61 Grade 10 29 days Active
67 £61,679 £31.97 £62,296 £32.29 Grade 10 29 days Active
68 £63,006 £32.66 £63,636 £32.98 Grade 10 29 days Active
69 £64,372 £33.37 £65,016 £33.70 Grade 10 29 days Active
70 £65,757 £34.08 £66,415 £34.42 Grade 10 29 days Active

(Published figures correct as of 1 April 2016 includes allocated holiday days. ‘Status’ indicates if the spinal point is used by RBFRS.)