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Support Staff

You don't have to be a Firefighter to work for the Fire Service. Support Staff roles are varied and play a key part in supporting the Service to ensure the safety of our community. 

Please click here for our latest list of vacancies.

Internal applicants should use Employee Self Service to apply

Careers - Join the Bedfordshire fire and rescue team


What we offer in return:

  • Access to a secure career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme, which also provides life cover and survivors pension. 
  • Flexi-time scheme (for most roles) to support your work-life balance, including flexible start and finish times, variable lunch breaks and flexi-leave days. 
  • Holiday allowance of 24 days* (plus public holidays) on joining; increasing to 29 days* after 5 years' service and 31 days after 10 years' service (pro rota if part time or irregular working pattern). 
  • Subsidised canteen facilities providing hot and cold meals. 
  • Free access to onsite gym facilities after induction, including access during lunch breaks.
  • Employee-friendly policies including flexible working, parental leave,  special leave and career break. 
  • Discounts with third parties including Go Outdoors and Frankie & Benny's.
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing free and confidential advice and information on work and personal matters.
  • Long service award after 25 years' local government employment throughout Bedfordshire. 


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