Non-operational careers in fire and rescue

A team of around 75 staff support our operational staff (firefighters), from working in our vehicle workshops to teaching children.

Two members of uniformed staff at a display stand during an open day

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service Combined Control Room

Non-operational roles

A team of around 75 staff support our operational staff (firefighters), from working in our vehicle workshops to teaching children.

Range of non-operational roles

Many roles are office-based, or in our workshops or training facility in Wattisham. Others regularly travel around the county visiting businesses, schools and local communities.

Roles include:

  • IT and data analysts
  • Fleet maintenance and workshop
  • Protection
  • Business support
  • Prevention
  • Youth development and education
  • Training
  • Inspectors

Meet our non-operational staff

Watch Bryony's story (Youth Education and Development Co-ordinator).

Equality, diversity and culture

Anyone can apply to work for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. We welcome applications from all members of the community.

There are some basic requirements to meet if you would like to become a firefighter, but equality, diversity and inclusion are part of our culture.

We want Suffolk to be a great place to work, a place where all our staff enjoy coming to work, feel they can be themselves and their differences are accepted as being an important and valued part of a wider and inclusive team. 

Read more about our commitment to diversity, inclusion and culture.


Suffolk County Council staff networks

Suffolk County Council is proud to have a number of active staff networks supporting and promoting groups of staff, councillors and partners that share similar characteristics, life experiences, values and beliefs.

Networks influence the organisation to be more inclusive, through work on policy, service development, training, communications, events, culture and have a seat at Suffolk County Council's Strategic Equalities and Inclusion Board.

The staff networks are run by SCC staff for SCC staff, councillors, and other public sector partners:

  • Black and Asian network
  • Christian Fellowship
  • The disABILITY! network
  • Mental Health network
  • SCC LGBT+ staff network
  • Vegan Network
  • Women's staff network
  • Young Adults' network

Staff networks within Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service:

How to apply

Vacancies for non-operational roles in the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service will appear on Suffolk Jobs Direct.