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Wholetime Firefighters, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service (REF: FF/BFRS)

Listed 21 September 2021

Wholetime Firefighters

  • Location: Headquarters, Stocklake, Aylesbury, HP20 1BD
  • Salary: £24,191 – £32,244 a year
  • Package: Full time
  • Permanent contract: 42 hour week
  • Firefighter Pension Scheme
  • Good annual leave entitlement
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite gym facilities

Exciting opportunities have arisen within Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service (BFRS). We are recruiting for full time, permanent Firefighter positions, with the successful applicants completing the Level 3 Operational Firefighter qualification.

  • The salary the role attracts is in line with National pay scales at time of advert:
  • Basic annual wage for a Trainee firefighter £24,191 during the initial basic training
  • Rising to £25,198 Development Firefighter annual wage until the end of the development programme
  • Once competent the Firefighter role attracts a salary of £32,244 (rising up to £37,080 for those working on our flexi-firefighter duty system)

BFRS has a planned approach to create a flexible and sustainable workforce, with the right skills and capability, to maximise contribution of all employees to changing service requirements. With this in mind, the opportunity to enhance the earning potential and other benefits of our staff will be available to all successful candidates.

All successful candidates may be required to work within any of the duty systems employed within BFRS which currently include, but are not limited to, Shift (2 x 9 hour days, 2 x 15 hour nights, followed by 4 rota days), Day Staffed, and Flexi-firefighter systems.

It is our philosophy to embed equality, diversity, fairness and inclusion into everything that we do. We view this as fundamental to achieve our vision of making Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes the safest areas in England in which to live, work and travel.

Must have requirements: 
  • Be 18 years old by end of February 2022
  • Hold a full UK driving licence (must have passed test by completion of application)
  • Live within 20 miles of the Buckinghamshire or Milton Keynes border
  • Have Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE’s in Maths and English Language A* – C (9 – 4) or accepted equivalent*
  • Must be able to swim confidently
In addition, we are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
  • A ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • A keen interest in the Fire and Rescue Service
  • A willingness to learn
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of people
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • The ability to achieve a good level of physical fitness
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • The ability to think about the bigger picture in a dynamic and challenging environment.


BFRS will also be holding three ‘Have a go’ day events, which will be held on 4 / 8 / 9 October 2021, where you will be able to come along and experience the tests that are part of the Role Related assessment days. If you would like to register your interest in attending one of these sessions, please click on the following link

Please contact us at if you have any questions about the role, recruitment process or your qualifications.

Please note that if you are successful with your initial application, you will be required to attend a number of events as detailed below:

Once in role, the qualification you will achieve is a level 3 Firefighter Apprenticeship. For more information on this qualification please click here Operational firefighter / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education


Bleep Test

25 October 2021

Role Related Tests Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue – Role Related Tests – Bing video

6 / 8 / 9 November 2021 (you will only be required to attend one of these)

Interview and Presentations

w/c 22 November 2021

Medicals / Disclosure & Barring Service

w/c 8 December 2021

Kit Fitting

w/c 10 January 2022


If you would relish the opportunity of working for an innovative, forward thinking, progressive fire and rescue service, that encourages developing a range of skills to help serve the community, then we would like to hear from you

Closing date: 14 October 2021

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