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Flexible Location, G72 7NA
£32,041 - £34,472 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) would like to invite applications for the post of Wellbeing Technician. There are two positions available, one permanent full-time position, working 35 hours per week and one Temporary part time position working 22.5 hours per week on a fixed term contract for 12 months. Whilst the locations are flexible, we would welcome candidates from the following areas; Inverness, Fort William and Oban in particular. 

Both positions are peripatetic. The successful applicants will be expected to travel extensively across Scotland however will be able to work from home at times but will have a base location at a Wellbeing hub site.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has a Wellbeing Department providing Occupational Health, Fitness and Physiotherapy services to over 7000 staff.

Our workforce profile covers a range of staff groups including Operational Firefighters, Control and Support staff, each of them having distinct health and wellbeing requirements to support them in safely carrying out their roles.

The physical and mental health and wellbeing of our staff is a key people priority for the Service and that’s why we are recruiting an experienced Wellbeing Technician to help us deliver the services that support a positive health, fitness and wellbeing culture within the Service.

We have a bold ambition to transform the SFRS and the Wellbeing team have a key role to play in this by supporting staff throughout their employee experience and helping to make the SFRS a great place to work.

The Wellbeing Technician is responsible for supporting the development and provision of an effective Wellbeing Service within the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) that enhances firefighter safety. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a range of activities including the delivery of health and fitness assessments and support to operational employees as well as contributing to projects that promote employee health and fitness and wider organisational transformation.

The post holder is responsible to the Wellbeing Practitioner and will work with colleagues in the Wellbeing Team to deliver departmental and directorate objectives. The role will require extensive travel across the SFRS footprint as required to ensure effective service delivery, including the requirement to travel and stay away from home.

The successful applicant should hold a recognised fitness qualification at SCQF level 7 / SVQ level 3 or above. The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate proven experience in undertaking valid and reliable health and fitness assessments and provision of effective fitness and lifestyle support to enhance physical performance, health and wellbeing. The individual should also be willing to undertake additional training in areas of health assessment and support following appointment.

It is essential that the post holder attain and maintain PVG scheme membership in relation to carrying out regulated work with protected adults.

Further, the post holder should hold a full UK driving licence and be able to travel and work across the footprint of the SFRS, including staying away from home.




The hours of business are Mon- Thurs 08.45-16.45, Fri 08:45 - 15.30. There will be flexibility in how the hours are accommodated and the work pattern will be agreed with the successful candidate however, the hours should be worked over consecutive days to support service delivery and evening work will be required.

Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack. 

Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.  A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.

This post is subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. The successful candidate will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and will be required to carry out regulated work with adults.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.


If you would like to apply in a different format, please email People Services at

Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

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