Benefits for working in Surrey Fire and Rescue

Discounts

Blue Light Card

Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, Emergency Services, social care sector and Armed Forces with discounts both online and in-store. They offer a wide range of national and local discounts, across shopping different categories. All members of Surrey Fire and Rescue can apply for a card, whatever your role.

For more information and to apply for a card as an SFRS member, visit the Blue Light Card website.

My Surrey Extra

My Surrey Extra is available to all Surrey employees. It is a platform to access family and lifestyle discounts from high street retailers.

Costco Membership Discount

Costco is a subscription based wholesale retailer allowing members to buy groceries as well as larger scale items at lower costs than the high street.

Support

The Fire Fighters Charity

The Firefighters Charity is the leading support service for the Fire Service family in the UK. No other organisation provides such a full package of high quality support, exactly tailored to the needs of firefighters, support staff and their dependents. Every year the Firefighters Charity helps more than 4500 people in the fire community.

For more information, please visit The Fire Fighters Charity website.

Employee Assistance Programme

Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides free information and guidance to all Surrey employees in need of extra support. Working with Optima health, EAP offers confidential, independent and unbiased help if you are experiencing problems at home or work. It is a free service and is available to everyone. You can use it as many times as you need, for any number of issues. EAP support can be accessed via a telephone service or the website, whichever you are most comfortable with.

Mind Charity

Our emergency services save lives every day. managing their mental health matters. our research shows blue light teams will always need support with their mental health, because of the pressures they face in their roles. Access our targeted support for staff, volunteers and employers across ambulance, fire, police and search and rescue teams.

For more information, please visit the Mind Charity website.

Chaplaincy and Peer Network Support

It is recognised that everyone needs someone to talk to. Support is available to employees too, irrespective of your believes of faith. Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing Champions are also available to listen

Life Assurance and Will Writing

We want to continue supporting you and your family beyond your service.

Health and Wellbeing

Sports Clubs and Gym Facilities

We offer a range of sports clubs including golf, football and running. Gym facilities are available at all stations

Occupational Health and Physiotherapy

We are able to offer in-house occupational health.

Working Time

Family Friendly Benefits

We offer enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave as well as support for parents through the offer of premature baby leave and pay. We also offer a Childcare voucher scheme.

Flexible and Agile Working

Fostering a supportive environment is vital to enabling you to succeed with us. This is why we offer flexible options in line with the role you undertake with us.

Annual Leave

We offer a generous holiday entitlement depending on your job role and length of service

Financial

Pension Scheme

We offer a contributory pension scheme throughout your career with the Service.

Continuing Professional Development

Personal Development

Develop, build your knowledge and succeed throughout your career with us. We offer many opportunities for exposure in different areas of the Service through secondments, shadowing, mentoring and coaching.

Travel

Parking

Free Parking is generally available at all sites

Travel Benefits

We offer the cycle to work scheme, interest free loans for bikes, offer car shares/clubs and the opportunity to lease a car on a salary sacrifice basis