Roles with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

For information on the types of roles available and the benefits of working at South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, view our working with us page.

You can search for our latest vacancies, apply online and track the progress of your application via our e-Recruitment system.

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Wholetime Duty System (WDS) Firefighters

Applications are now closed.

WDS 2021 UPDATE – Friday 12th February 2021

We would like to take the time to thank all applicants for your patience whilst we are processing all applications during these unprecedented times.

We are dealing with thousands of applications which we are working our way through as quickly as possible.

Due to maintenance of our e-recruitment system, we are aware that not all notifications have been sent out but will endeavour to make contact with all remaining applicants as soon as possible.

Please also check the status of your application via the e-recruitment system. Any issues or queries must be sent to wds@southwales-fire.gov.uk, please do not call.

Read more about being a WDS Firefighter here.


Corporate Staff Roles

We don’t currently have any vacancies for corporate roles.


On-Call Firefighters

We are currently recruiting for On-Call Firefighters. More information can be found here 

  • Abercarn
  • Llantwit Major
  • Cowbridge
  • Ogmore Vale
  • Pontycymmer
  • Caldicot
  • Gilfach Goch
  • Abertillery
  • Kenfig Hill
  • Risca
  • Rhymney

Completed application forms can be sent to The Recruitment and Resourcing Team, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Llantrisant HQ, Forest View Business Park, Llantrisant, RCT, CF72 8LX or emailed to recruitment@southwales-fire.gov.uk

On Call Application Form


Preferred language for job applicants

All documentation is available in both Welsh and English and we welcome communication in either language. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably.

Applicants who wish to change their preferred language for communicating with us, are encouraged to do so at any point during the Recruitment process.

To express your language preference please use the details below.


Job applications during COVID-19 pandemic

We are unable to accept Job Applications delivered in person to any of our premises until further notice. Applications should be submitted by email or post. Please ensure that you apply sufficient postage for the size and weight of your Application and allow extra time as postal services are currently under significant pressure.

To safeguard our Staff and Job Applicants we have made adjustments to our Recruitment processes and will be using E-mail, Telephone, Internet and Video Link to communicate with our applicants, hold Interviews and Assessments and carry our Pre-employment Checks. Candidates will be updated on the progress of their Applications at the Shortlisting, Selection and Pre-employment stages.

For further information please refer to our COVID19 webpage.

We thank you for your patience and co-operation at this very challenging time.

The Recruitment and Resourcing Team.


Contact details

Address: The Recruitment and Resourcing Team, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Forest View Business Park, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF72 8LX.

Phone: 01443 232200        E-mail: personnel@southwales-fire.gov.uk