Fire service job opportunity

Females and people from an ethnic minority and members of the LGBT+ community across Inverclyde are being encouraged to find out more about joining the fire service.

Scotland’s national fire service is reaching out to underrepresented groups to encourage them to consider a career in the service.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is hosting a series of dedicated online information sessions about operational and non-operational roles.

And Inverclyde Council’s Women’s Champion, Councillor Lynne Quinn, is encouraging females and other underrepresented people to consider a career in the service. 

Fire service careers campaign

She said: “A career in the fire service is a rewarding career whether it is on the frontline operational service or in the non-operational side.  At its heart is protecting people and saving lives right in our community and across Scotland.

“The information sessions are an ideal chance to find out more about the different career paths open and the opportunities available and to see whether the fire service is the right choice for you.

“It is to the credit of the fire service for this work challenging traditional stereotypes and actively promoting these posts within different groups.”

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Director of People and Organisational Development, Liz Barnes, said: “As an equal opportunities employer, we strive to ensure our workforce represents the communities we work in.

“We want to reach out to diverse groups. This can help increase the number of applicants, which means that we will get the best candidates applying for the right job.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the information sessions moved online in October 2020.

Liz continued: “During the sessions, we’ll aim to answer questions about the range of careers available in the service and how you can apply for these roles.

“It’s also important for us to discuss any challenges you feel there are and how we may assist in overcoming these.”   

Inverclyde Council Leader, Councillor Stephen McCabe, said: “The Council has recently launched its ‘Inverclyde Works’ recruitment and training drive to encourage more people into jobs and training for jobs.  Outside of our own recruitment and the training support the council funds, it is important that we raise the profile of every job and career opportunity to help get the right people into the right jobs to help our community recover from the economic effects of the covid pandemic. So, please spread the word about this any other job or training opportunity you find to get more of Inverclyde working.”

Places are limited on the fire and rescue service sessions, however, there will be a holding list for future events.

Follow the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on Eventbrite to be notified when tickets become available:



Targeted group

Thursday 20 May 2021, 6pm– 8pm

Ethnic minorities

Thursday 3 June 2021, 6pm – 8pm


Saturday 2 August 2021


Thursday 12 August 2021


Thursday 26 August 2021

Ethnic minorities

Thursday 9 September 2021


Saturday 25 September 2021


Thursday 7 October 2021

Ethnic minorities

Saturday 29 January 2022

Ethnic minorities

Thursday 10 February 2022


Saturday 5 March 2022