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Every role in East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service exists to support the overall aim of achieving a safer and more sustainable community.

As you can imagine, achieving our overall aim depends on a variety of people with a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences.

On this page, you will find a list of our current vacancies and details of how to apply. You may want to check this page regularly, as we will update it with new roles as they come along.

Retained woman

You may not be looking for a career move, but you could train to be an On-call (RDS) Firefighter & respond to incidents in your local community. 

Find out more on our On-call (RDS) firefighter recruitment page


All 999 emergency calls for the Fire & Rescue Service within East Sussex & West Sussex are routed to the Sussex Control Centre based in Haywards Heath.

Support Staff Generic

We have a wide range of support roles from conducting Home Safety Visits, marketing the Service to the community, co-ordinating training or running payroll.

  • For vacancies see below
Flood rescue
Applicants for these jobs must already be an operational member of staff in the national Fire & Rescue Service.

If you can demonstrate resilience, tenacity and a sound operational knowledge, together with a commitment to driving change and delivering the core values, we want to hear from you! Please see below for a list of our current Operational vacancies. 

Firefighter Transfer opportunities will be advertised here as they arise - we do not hold a 'Transfer List', but advertise roles as they become available. 

  • For vacancies see below


Hot fire training

**We are not currently taking applications for Wholetime Firefighters**

The role of the Fire Service has changed considerably in the last ten years, and the role within the community has had to change to reflect the new demands made on the Service.



A little of your time can mean a lifetime of safety for someone living in your community.


YOU can make a difference in your local community: Become a Community Volunteer with East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.


Current Vacancies

Find out more about our wholetime firefighter recruitment, retained (on call) firefighter recruitment or being a volunteer by clicking the sections above.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Training Centre Technician

Service Training Centre, Maresfield

22.5 Hours per Week - Days/ Hours Flexible

We are looking to recruit a Training Centre Technician working 22.5 hours per week, ideally over 3 days per week on a permanent basis.

You will be responsible for assisting other Training Centre staff with the preparation and maintenance of equipment and facilities used in the provision of East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service training courses.

You will also assist the Commercial Training Manager with the delivery of commercial training courses.

Willingness to work outdoors in all weathers is essential, as is the ability to frequently lift heavy operational equipment.  Knowledge of fire service equipment would be an advantage.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Salary: Job Family 1, £20,432 - £23,111 pro rata per annum

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 7 December 2018

Interview Date: TBC

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@esfrs.org

For more information, or an informal chat, please contact Moira Saunders, Training Centre Fireground Supervisor via email at Moira.Saunders@esfrs.org

On-line course

We have a short online course that may help applicants prepare to be interviewed.

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