Why Work for Us?

Why Work for Us?

A career in the emergency services is a career to take pride in.

Every member of staff at North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, regardless of rank or role, makes an important contribution to making North Wales a safer place to live, work and visit.

Staff will tell you about the sense of pride they take in working for an organisation that saves lives and helps the communities they live or work in.

Whilst the role of Firefighter is the most visual and highly regarded role publically, the vital work carried out behind the scenes is just as crucial and equally valued by the Service.  Whether it's making sure staff are paid on time, ensuring that adequate supplies and equipment are available to staff, building links with local communities and providing advice and guidance on various issues or answering and dealing with emergency calls at our control centre, we offer a range of excellent career opportunities and benefits, including:

  • Competitive fixed salary structures
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free access to Service gym facilities across North Wales
  • Access to health and wellbeing initiatives, including the option to take up to 45 paid minutes per week to carry out activities that will improve or maintain health and wellbeing (such as walking, going to the gym, cycling etc.)
  • Use of Service cycles and access to a cycle to work scheme
  • Confidential colleague support programme for any issues whether they are personal, domestic, social or work related
  • Access to the Firefighters Charity; who support ALL staff and family members
  • Access to the internal Welfare fund
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities
  • Uniforms for all staff
  • Discounts from hundreds retailers and service providers who want to show their appreciation for the work you do
  • A comprehensive occupational health service which includes 24/7 access 365 days of the year to professional support

Occupational health services include -

  • Telephone helplines and online access for counselling, information and advice
  • Face to face counselling if appropriate
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy if appropriate
  • Management support and referral
  • Health and wellbeing programmes
  • Mediation
  • Critical/traumatic incident response
  • Stress management programmes
  • Physiotherapy
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