Work with us

Join our team

If you are seeking a new challenge, then take a look at the opportunities we can offer. As a Service we strive every day to make Cumbria a safer place for all, and that takes a passionate workforce.

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Working for Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service

In 2021, the Government made the decision to create two brand new councils and a  Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) for Cumbria - Cumbria FRS, Cumberland Council and Westmorland and Furness Council. From 1 April 2023, the governance of Cumbria FRS will transfer from Cumbria County Council's Fire and Rescue Authority to Cumbria's Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

We will only be able to do this through the support of an effective management structure and workforce.

We now have a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity, to shape public services for the better - building on the best and transforming services for the future.

Our opportunities can range from operational firefighters through to vital support staff.

Our vacancies

See a list of current vacancies.

Summer Holiday Activity Programme taking place at Penrith Fire Station

Veterans Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service recognises it has a role to play in helping those leaving the Armed Forces fulfil their potential in civilian life. Veterans can find making the transition to civilian life extremely challenging, particularly in finding and securing lasting employment.

To support this, the Service have introduced a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans.  This commitment is to guarantee an interview for any veterans that meet the essential criteria for the role and the Armed Forces was their last long term employer for roles where external recruitment is required only. The scheme is not a guaranteed job for Veterans, as selection procedures will ensure the best candidate for the job is appointed, based on the objective criteria of the role profile.

Veterans Guaranteed Interview Scheme