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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.


Wholetime Firefighters

Make A difference

Recruitment for summer 2021 closed

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 have now closed the campaign for wholetime firefighters for this year 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.

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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. 


Control Room Staff

Control Room staff

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

Operational Transfer

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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! 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. 

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.

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.

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.


You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter which will contain details of all current vacancies.  

Careers Booklet

We have a careers booklet that you may find useful


We have a short online course which you may find useful

You can find a list of current vacancies and details of how to apply on this page.  

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