We are looking for people from all sections of the community to work as part of a highly trained team, including responding to emergencies and carrying out community fire safety work.
We endeavour to ensure that the Fire and Rescue Service reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.
Subject to our legal requirements, we will promote equality of opportunity throughout our recruitment and selection practices and will oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion and Belief, Sex or Sexual Orientation.
We are committed to meeting our duties under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 (EA) which states that an employer has a duty to consider reasonable adjustments for any applicant who identifies that they have a disability.
Where appropriate, we will consider all requests for reasonable adjustments that are made during the recruitment process and will discuss this with the applicant.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) recognises that our organisation is under-represented by people from minority groups such as women, black and minority ethnic people, lesbian, gay, bi and trans people (LGBT) and those who identify as having a disability.
In order to raise awareness and promote careers within the SFRS, we use Positive Action to encourage and inform individuals from minority groups.
Positive Action does not mean lowering or diluting standards to help under-represented group pass our entry requirements, it ensures that only the best applicants are successful irrespective of race and/or gender.
Positive Action refers to a number of activities employed by an organisation, which are designed to counteract the effects of past discrimination and to minimize stereotyping. Action can be taken to encourage individuals from particular groups to take advantage of opportunities for work and training. This can be done where under representation of particular groups has been identified.
These initiatives are aimed at attracting people to consider the SFRS as an employer of choice, knowing that their application will be treated equally, and that selection is done on the basis of merit and the ability of that individual to carry out the job.
Positive Action activities that are carried out by the Services SFRS include information sessions for under-represented groups, prior to the commencement of recruitment campaigns, attending talks within the communities and holding presentations on a career in the Fire and Rescue Service.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is committed to advancing lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) equality and this is reflective in all our policies which are inclusive of all protected characteristics.
For more information on working with us, please visit Scottish Fire and Rescue Service website.