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East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service logo


Every role in East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service exists to help make communities safer. 

We have a wide range of roles within the Service - from firefighters, crew and watch managers to finance, HR, and procurement experts.

All of our staff are passionate about serving our communities and, ultimately, helping create safer people and safer places. If you are also passionate about making East Sussex and Brighton and Hove a safer place to live, work and visit, consider joining our family by taking a closer look at our current vacancies.

Join us as an on call firefighter or check out current vacancies in other roles. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with new opportunities. 

Click on the image above to download our careers booklet

Wholetime Firefighters

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Wholetime (full time) firefighters

Our firefighters serve the communities of East Sussex and the City of Brighton and Hove through community work promoting safety and by responding to incidents. We are not currently recruiting but you may wish to find out more.

Support Staff

Support staff

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.


On-call Firefighters

On call firefighter recruitment

Currently Recruiting

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. 


Operational Transfer

FF Climbing a ladder

Applicants for these jobs must already be an operational members 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! 

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

Community Volunteers

Community Volunteers

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.

Volunteering can give you great life skills & experience you may want to use on future job applications too!

Employee Benefits 

There are many good reasons why working for East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service makes sense. As well as the more obvious ones such as job satisfaction, competitive pay and great terms and conditions, there are also lots of other benefits which make us an employer of choice.


We have a short online course which you may find useful

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