Every single member of our staff helps to make a difference. Whether they are an administrator in one of our district offices, a fire control operator in our control room, an On-Call firefighter at any of our 25 fire stations or a Wholetime firefighter working to one of our various working patterns – they all make a difference.

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service recognises that valuing and promoting equality and diversity is central to the effectiveness of our organisation. Our ability to protect the public depends on understanding the diverse communities we serve. 

We want our Service to be made up of the same or similar proportions of the people and groups in our area. Currently, women and people from minority ethnic backgrounds remain underrepresented within the fire and rescue service both nationally and locally.

To support the attraction of the widest range of candidates, The Equality Act 2010 allows for the use of ‘positive action’ in a number of specific circumstances. This may include coaching, mentoring and development courses aimed for example, at women and black and ethnic minority colleagues.

Our commitment to attracting applicants from diverse backgrounds extends to all roles – both operational and non-operational posts. For this reason we market our career opportunities using a variety of methods and media.

To find out more about joining us, follow the links below, or you can search current vacancies on the WM Jobs website.

A copy of the privacy notice, relevant to all recruitment within the Service, can be found here. This notice is about how Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority uses your personal information for recruitment purposes.


Have a look at our latest vacancies for Support Staff, Wholesome and On-Call firefighters.

Case studies

Read the case studies of some of our On-Call firefighters, to find out their stories and motivation.

Wholetime Firefighter

It is not just about fighting fires, it is also about working closely with local communities.

On-Call firefighter

Are you over 18 and work or live within five minutes of any of our 25 fire stations?

Fire Control

The role of Fire Control is critical to the success of every incident. Could you be Firefighter Control?

Support Staff

Roles in finance, prevention, protection, training, HR, ICT, communications and workshops plus more.


Volunteers help support our efforts to promote a range of safety initiatives in communities.

Fire Cadets

A uniformed youth organisation, providing fun and challenging inclusive opportunities.

Work Experience

We don’t currently offer work experience placements. Fire Cadets is open to those aged 13-17. All employment opportunities can be viewed on our vacancies page.