There are many benefits available if you work for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS). Click through the below to find out more.
Competitive rates of pay
All operational roles are covered by NJC terms and conditions which attracts competitive rates of pay.
Your working environment and work life balance is important to us, so we offer flexible working patterns, as well as career breaks, where possible. Flexible working is available to allow members of staff to work flexibly within the requirements of their role.
More details about the attractive operational duty systems, is provided in Becoming a Firefighter section of the website.
Sports and Welfare
We like to think of our Service as one big family and actively support the Sports and Welfare Association that helps to bring people with common interests together, not just from within our Service, but nationally and on occasions internationally. There are a variety of sports and social clubs within the Service, this includes an in-house lottery subscription where monetary prizes are drawn each month.
Family friendly policies
Supporting and safeguarding our staff is important to us. We have policies that will underpin your work life balance and make sure we can support you when your family and loved ones may need it most. These policies cover Maternity/Paternity, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Menopause, Critical Incident Stress and Health and Safety policies.
Smarter ways of working
We promote flexible working arrangements wherever possible. There is an opportunity for many of our roles to work flexibly (including working from home where possible) as long as staff are able to attend their base location and other Service locations when required for key activities and meetings.
Spanning a large geographical area, we are committed to reducing unnecessary travel for staff working across the two counties to reduce our carbon footprint.
We have invested in Office 365, promoted online meetings, and provided the equipment and infrastructure to support working from any location with an internet connection.
Blue Light Card – Access to many online discounts/promotional offers as part of the UK’s Emergency Services, NHS or Armed Forces. Find out more here.
Local discounts – Discounts are available at local companies within the Humberside area upon showing your Service ID card.
Within our fire stations, employees can use the gym equipment by becoming members of the Sports and Welfare Club (currently £3 per month) this includes use of gym equipment such as treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes and free weights.
Leisure centre access: staff are eligible for a corporate discount membership at Local Authority run leisure centres.
Pensions might seem complicated and all members of staff have the opportunity to enrol into the appropriate pension scheme when they join our fire family.
Pension scheme members will benefit from a generous employer contribution and further support through pre-retirement workshops.
The Fire Fighters Charity
Helping everyday heroes recover their lives by supporting their physical health, mental health and social wellbeing. All Service employees including their family members are eligible. Find out more here.
We have established several Employee Forums, with the purpose of employees being able to meet and raise issues of common interest, share experiences, views and ideas, as well as consulting on Service’s policies and procedures and being able to feed back.
Offering advice and support to each other and building better relations within the organisation is a key part of forums’ role.
Currently, employees can access the following network:
- LGBT+ Forum
- Women’s Development Network
- Voices For Disability
We recognise Unison, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), the Fire and Rescue Service Association (FRSA) and the Fire Officers Association (FOA) as negotiating partners.
CIC Employee Assistance Programme
Provides employees with free and easy to access information and support to help staff and families who need support and advice on stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. As well as supportive advice on wellbeing activities and advice on everyday legal and monetary concerns.
Blue Light Champions
The charity Mind delivers the Blue Light Programme to provide mental health support for emergency services staff and volunteers from ambulance, fire, police, and search and rescue services across England and Wales. We have dedicated and trained staff to act as points of contact for staff to get advice and support.
Women in the Fire Service UK
Women in the Fire Service UK (WFS) was set up in the 1990s as a self-help group. Our members of all genders, come from all roles across the Fire and Rescue Service, from ﬁreﬁghters and control staff, administrative and support staff and senior officers, to members of airport, defence and works ﬁre services.
Since its formation, the membership have sought to influence the equality agenda, taking active roles in research, for example into women’s ﬁt ﬁre kit, supporting positive action initiatives, working with the government in nationwide campaigns for recruitment and playing a part in national groups with other stakeholders. We are recognised nationally, currently holding a seat on the Fire Sector Federation, amongst other inputs to the local and national agenda.
Find out more here.