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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Who are we?

GMFRS is one of the largest fire and rescue service in England, covering an area of 493 square miles and serving a population of 2.87 million residents, with many other people working or visiting the region. We do a lot more than simply putting out fires, delivering a range of services from 41 strategically placed fire stations across Greater Manchester.

We are focused on delivering our mission and vision and our four-year Fire Plan sets out how we aim to deliver this. We are part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority [FRA1] (GMCA) employing organisation, and many roles that support GMFRS including People Services, Corporate Communications, Finance & Commercial are shared with the GMCA.

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Why work for us?

We are an award winning organisation, swooping the Excellence in Fire Awards “2023 Emergency Service of the year” title, and have been recognised Nationally by HMICFRS as one of the best performing Fire & Rescue Services in the Country.

We can offer an exciting and rewarding career, whether this is as an operational Firefighter, working on the frontline, or working in one of our many enabling services including Prevention & Protection, Business Support and Technical and Fleet services. By working for us you will be directly contributing and making positive a difference to the Greater Manchester region, to the communities, businesses and people that live and work here.

We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all irrespective of people's age, disability, Trans status and Non-binary identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Joining Our Team Offers a Host of Exceptional Benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Confidential support available 24/7 for personal and professional matters.
Occupational Health
Access to our dedicated team for health advice and support.
Parking Solutions
Complimentary onsite parking or discounted options in central locations (site specific).
Hybrid Working
Flexibility to blend office and remote work for optimal productivity and personal well-being.
Corporate Transport & Green Commute Initiatives
Including a Season Ticket Scheme, Cycle to Work programs, and Electric Car Lease options to support eco-friendly commuting.
Financial Wellness
Benefits like Flamesavers Credit Union, Simply Health plans, UK Health Care options, George Burrows Insurance and Salary Finance to ensure your financial health.
Flexible Working
Offering flexitime to accommodate personal commitments and lifestyle preferences.
Investment in your professional development
We have a range of Learning and Development opportunities to support our people to learn and grow, this includes a permanent commitment to 5% professional development time, a range of learning courses, alongside sponsorship for professional qualifications.
Support and Community
Access to The Firefighters Charity, Staff Networks, and more for personal support and community engagement.
MiRewards Discounts
Special discounts for all staff, including on major highstreet brands.
Annual Leave Scheme
Opportunities to purchase extra leave for greater work-life balance.
Generous Pension Scheme
We are part of the local government pension scheme, which offers a 37.6% employer contribution, as well as an AVC option
Giving something back
We also offer our teams the opportunity to give back to their local communities through volunteer days

Our purpose and aims

Our Vision

Our Vision describes what we want the Service to be and how we want our staff and the public to see us.
Our focus is on driving change across the Service, leading our people and the behaviours we value to create a diverse and inclusive workforce, and building a culture of trust, respect and accountability.

Our Mission

Our Mission is why we exist and what we are here for. It centres around three clear elements that are at the heart of our work.
We have always been focussed on saving lives, and now more than ever our role is about protecting the wider communities we serve and being part of an Integrated city-region that works together for the good of all our residents.

Our Values
  • Excellence
  • Honesty
  • Inclusive
  • Professionalism in our role
  • Respect

Our Roles

We offer a wide variety of roles within the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, from People Services to frontline positions, each coming with significant opportunities and benefits. Explore our career opportunities.

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Support Staff
We have several support staff roles, including Payroll and Pensions, IT, People Services, Health and Safety, Business Support, and Administration
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Volunteering Opportunities and Youth Engagement Programmes
Our program offers 30 work areas, improving safety and employability. Programs like FireFly and Fire Team provide alternative youth courses.

Core Code of Ethics

Since its publication in 2021, we have been working hard to embed the Core Code of Ethics, aligning it to our values. We believe the Core Code will help us serve our communities and make GMFRS a better place to work. It will help everyone to display and promote good behaviours and to challenge conduct that is inconsistent with the Code’s principles.

Recognition and Awards

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Our People Services team: 01616084244 (Monday - Friday 9am -5pm) / [email protected] (Response within 3 working days)

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