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Number of employees

Number of employees

How many people are employed by Kent Fire and Rescue Service

The total number of posts filled by uniformed and non-uniformed staff as at 1 April 2017 is:

Uniformed staff by role

  • Firefighters - 419
  • Crew managers - 115
  • Watch managers [A] - 5
  • Watch managers [B] - 71
  • Station managers [A] - 6
  • Station managers [B] - 53
  • Group managers - 16
  • Area managers - 4
  • Assistant directors - 3
  • Director - 1

Total - 693


Non-uniformed staff by grade

  • Apprentice - 22.5
  • Grade 1 - 0
  • Grade 2 - 0
  • Grade 3 - 35.4
  • Grade 4 - 25
  • Grade 5 - 67.3
  • Grade 6 - 45.2
  • Grade 7 - 35.2
  • Grade 8 - 16.8
  • Grade 9 - 10.5
  • Grade 10 - 0
  • Grade 11 - 6
  • Assistant directors - 3
  • Director - 0.8
  • Chief Executive - 1

Total full-time equivalent (FTE) - 268.7


Note 1: The figures above exclude on-call firefighters.

Note 2: The figures above exclude staff employed at the fire and rescue control centre and in related posts. This comprises  18 control firefighters, 10 control crew managers, 3 control watch managers, and 2 control station managers.

Note 3: information on pay scales relevant to each role or grade is available on the Authority’s website.

Note 4: the information above represents budgeted posts. It does not represent headcount which will vary over the course of the year.

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