Contracts/ shift working
Wholetime firefighters are required to work a flexible shift pattern, this is equivalent to 42 hours per week which will involve working days, nights and/or weekends. Different stations have different shift patterns. Click here for more information on shift patterns.
All remuneration is paid in accordance with the National Joint Council (NJC) Conditions of Service for the Local Authorities Fire Services.
- Trainee firefighter – during your initial training course you will have an annual salary of £23,833.
- Firefighter in development – following completion of your initial training your salary will increase to £24,826.
- Competent firefighter – once you have successfully completed the relevant stages of your development, which is achievable in around 18 months to two years into your role, your salary will increase to £31,767.
Wholetime firefighters are eligible to join the Firefighter Pension Scheme 2015 and will be automatically enrolled.