Support roles

Our support staff play an essential part in achieving our objectives.

Support Roles

It’s not just firefighters who make Scotland a safer country. Our Support Staff work across a range of careers and all contribute to our daily objectives.

We have a wide-ranging variety of roles within our Support Staff functions. These include People Advisors, Health and Wellbeing professionals, Mechanics, and Admin Support roles.

A full range of current opportunities is available at MyJobScotland.

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Modern Apprenticeships

We also have a range of Modern Apprenticeship positions within our Support Services. These are available for 16 to 24 year olds and last a minimum of 12 months. Vacancies for these roles will be advertised on our recruitment pages.

Modern Apprenticeships allow you to gain in work training and a recognised SVQ qualification.

Our Directorates

SFRS is made up of a number of directorates. Each of these are responsible for a vital function that help us to achieve our daily objectives.

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


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.

Examples of roles available include:

  • people advisors
  • health and wellbeing professionals
  • people administrators
  • workforce planning analysts

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.

Examples of roles available include:

  • accountants
  • procurement specialists
  • property officers
  • mechanics

Strategic Planning Performance 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.
Examples of roles available include:
  • communications officers
  • legal specialists
  • admin support
  • personal assistants to our senior managers and 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
  • youth engagement officers
  • data analysis and performance management 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 contingencies officers
  • CAD operators
  • hydrant operatives
  • central staffing

Training, Safety and Assurance

The Training, Safety and Assurance Directorate ensures an integrated approach to three crucial elements that uphold and safeguard the SFRS value of safety.

Examples of roles available include:

  • health and safety advisers
  • training assistants
  • driving instructors
  • learning and e-development

Service Development

The Service Development function includes multiple teams working collaboratively to drive change, enhance information and technology management, analyse community risks, and ensure effective project and program management within the organisation.

Examples of roles available include:

  • ICT architect
  • performance improvement officer
  • programme officer
  • service desk analysts