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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service


146 Bolton Road

Swinton, Manchester

M27 8US

Tel: 0161 736 5866

For a FREE Home Safety Check please call:

0800 555 815

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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is one of the largest fire services in the country. We cover an area of approximately 496 square miles and respond to 55,000 emergencies each year so working for us involves a real team effort!

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) employs around 1,700 firefighters and 400 non-uniformed members of staff. They provide a vital range of support services including human resources, finance, corporate communications, property management, fleet management and information technology.

Current vacancies
We are using an e-recruitment system to fill our vacancies. In order to search and apply for the latest jobs please click here >>

If you are experiencing technical problems or difficulties in completing the online application form, please work through the candidate recruitment guide.

If you are unable to complete an online application form, please contact our Recruitment team by emailing us at

We have recently changed the system we used to recruit. If you have previously applied for a job using our previous recruitment system (WCN), please use this link to login and review your application.

Terms and Conditions
We offer generous terms and conditions including access to the Local Government Pension Scheme for all Support Staff and flexible working where appropriate for the role.

GMFRS are serious about inclusivity and this is central to our recruitment process. Our Inclusivity Policy/Strategy outlines how we are trying to achieve this.

Criminal Records Checks
Please note that GMFRS may seek a disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau for some roles. This may be a standard or enhanced disclosure depending on the nature of the role. This information will be made clear at the outset of the recruitment process. Please refer to the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy Statement for further information.

Right to Work in the UK
In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all candidates applying for positions with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment and selection process.

Further information on the United Kingdom Government Immigration policy can be found on the website of the appropriate Government Department - Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate.

Becoming a Retained (part time) Firefighter
Retained firefighters provide part-time firefighter cover across three of our stations within Greater Manchester; these are Littleborough in Rochdale, Marple in Stockport and Ramsbottom in Bury.

To learn more about the role of a retained firefighter, please click here.

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