Why Choose MFRS?

We make a difference every day within our communities and we want people who have a passion to help others to come and join us.

Our values ensure that we always put our communities at the heart of everything that we do:

  • Make a positive difference to our community
  • Provide excellent and affordable response
  • Respect our environment
  • Everyone matters
  • Our people are the best they can be

Where do you fit in? There are many roles - from Investigation Officers to HR Managers, from App Developers to Arson Prevention Advocates - take a look and see what vacancies there are today.

Life at MFRS

Firefighters work a 42-hour week with 30 days' annual leave.

As a Firefighter, you will become a part of a supportive team, facing many challenges together. The bond between Firefighters endures through tough times, often becoming life-long friendships.

Other employees benefit from a 35-hour week and flexible working, with the ability to take up to two flexi days off per four-week period (full-time).

Staff are entitled to 22 days of annual leave per year - rising to 27 after five years - plus Bank Holidays and two days' Extra Statutory Leave to be used over Christmas.

There is an attractive pension scheme, free use of an on-site gym at several premises, occupational health support, free eye tests, three free physiotherapy sessions per year if needed, plus access to support such as financial advice and counselling.

As an employee of MFRS, you will have high levels of job satisfaction, knowing that you are making a contribution to preventing fires and other incidents, and saving lives across Merseyside.

Positive practice in mental health

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have long been champions of positive mental health, both for our own operational and support staff, but also for the wider community. We like to think that when things are at their worst, we are always there for you, whoever you are.

We're proud to have developed and embedded initiatives to reduce the stigma attached to mental ill health, enabling staff to speak more openly and access help and support, as and when it is required.

We work closely with mental health charities including Samaritans and Wirral Mind and have 34 Blue Light Champions available for people to speak to should the need arise. These champions have all undergone mental health first aid training and are ready and willing to help promote mental health conversations across the service by sharing their own personal experiences. All of our vulnerable persons’ advocates who work within the community of Merseyside have also received this training.

MFRS Blue Light Champions Claire, John & Steve shared their own mental health experiences, with the hope that by doing so, they can help to reduce the stigma and in turn encourage others to speak out and ask for support.

Remember, it's ok to not be ok.