The frontline services provided by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Operational Staff are supported by a number of teams, which fulfil administrative and technical roles. Operational and Corporate Staff work closely together to provide a high level of service for the communities of South Wales.

Our organisation is divided into directorates, each consisting of several teams. Within each team there are staff with different roles working towards common Service goals:

Corporate Services

  • Business Support and Facilities Management
  • Property Maintenance
  • Service, Performance and Communications
  • Finance and Procurement

Operations/Service Delivery

  • Fire Control
  • Office Staff based at Headquarters
  • Station Administration

People Services

  • Diversity and Culture
  • Training Delivery, ODRT and Command
  • People Development, Partnerships and Commercial Business
  • Human Resources
  • Occupational Health Unit

Risk Reduction

  • Business Fire Safety CAD and Support Teams
  • Home Fire Safety and Fire Crime Unit
  • Education and Youth Services
  • Business Fire Safety Audit Teams

Technical Services

  • Health and Safety
  • Fleet and Engineering
  • New Dimensions
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Information, Communication and Technology
  • Hydrant and Extinguisher Department

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service believes in the value a diverse workforce. We proactively encourage applicants from all backgrounds in order to represent the communities we serve.


Corporate staff will be appointed at the minimum incremental point of the agreed salary grade for the post. Progression within the grade is by annual increments.

If you have applied for a part-time post, your salary will be pro rata. Therefore, you will receive a proportion of the full salary, corresponding to the hours you work.

Salaries are paid monthly, by Direct Bank Credit Transfer, on the 15th day of the month.

Hours of Work

For Corporate Staff, the full working week is 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. A flexi-time scheme is in operation for the majority of posts and is run in conjunction with business requirements.

Job Share

Further details of the conditions relating to our Job Share Scheme are available on request.


New employees are subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probation period. During this period, you will be expected to establish your suitability for the post.


Annual leave entitlement is dependent upon length of service (see below):

  • Up to 5 years continuous service = 25 days
  • 5+ years continuous service = 29 days
  • 10+ years continuous service = 32 days
  • 15+ years continuous service = 34 days

In addition to annual leave, you are entitled to eight statutory holidays per year. Leave entitlement for part-time employees is calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Information on employee benefits linked can be found here.

Any further enquiries please contact the recruitment team on 01443 232200 or contact us


Recruitment Privacy Statement