Diversity, Inclusion and Positive Action within SFRS

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve.

To achieve this, we are taking a range of steps to improve equality and equal access to opportunities within our organisation; whilst always maintaining our high standards in ensuring those successful in their applications to join the SFRS succeed on their own merit.

We encourage people from all communities to consider careers with the SFRS as we offer exciting opportunities across a range of roles. We work hard to remove disadvantages that may affect underrepresented groups within our communities. This is done through an ongoing programme of Positive Action Initiatives which we deliver to provide information and support to those individuals who are thinking of joining the SFRS. 

We have introduced a number of employee networks including a LGBT Network and Women’s Network to give employees a voice and an opportunity to have a positive influence on our workplace culture, inform our decision making and contribute to improving our ambitions as a service.