Wholetime (Full-Time) Firefighter Vacancies

Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications for wholetime firefighter positions as we have reached our application limit. Further opportunities will be published when available. 

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is pleased to invite applications for wholetime firefighters to join us in this challenging and highly rewarding career. 

The role of a firefighter is varied and as well as responding to a range of incidents, it includes providing fire safety advice and engaging with local communities, through safety advice events, education activities and campaigns.

There isn’t one stereotypical firefighter and we’re keen to encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to join our highly skilled teams. Our #OneTeamForBerkshire campaign highlights the diversity of both people and roles within the Service, all working to serve the people of Royal Berkshire. Appointing the right people is essential in helping us to achieve our goals for the future.

Our recruitment opened on 15 July 2019 at 10am. Please note we will have a cap on the number of applications available. Once 500 applications have been submitted, the link will expire and you will no longer be able to apply. Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that for this campaign we have restricted applications to individuals who live within a 30-mile radius of the centre of Reading.  This enables everyone within Berkshire and some surrounding areas to apply. Please see the document for eligible postcodes. You will need to provide evidence that you reside at the address provided during the initial application/eligibility stage later within the recruitment process.

We invite all candidates to read the attached candidate information booklet before applying. This document has been written to provide you with the details of each stage of the recruitment process for a wholetime firefighter. It is important to know how you will be assessed and what you can expect at each stage.

To apply, please access the online application.

Please note we are only accepting applications via the web address published above. Therefore please do not sent any CVs or other application forms to Royal Berkshire Fire and Service as these will not be accepted. 

Please find attached the wholetime firefighter job profile, a frequently answered questions document and you can also find more information on our website rbfrs.co.uk.

All of the information required to apply to become a wholetime firefighter is contained within this advert and supporting documents, however if you have any additional queries, please contact us via email at recruitment@rbfrs.co.uk. Please refer the FAQ document first.

Wholetime recruitment campaign Banner with one of our Station Managers Rafer Joseph