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Salary: - £88,442**

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is a forward thinking, transformational and innovative organisation. This was recognised nationally with the award for Emergency Service of the Year being made in December 2018 to Staffordshire.

During our LGA Peer Review conducted in March 2016 it was recognised that a particular strength of the Service is its empowering culture. The Peer Review Team explained “the approach of involving and trusting people has created a culture where people feel empowered and listened to, which enables them to act with freedom and confidence to deliver their business: this is reflected throughout the Service.” The Service has also been recognised as one of the Fire Sector’s vanguard services in relation to delivering public health outcomes.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service achieved Excellence under the Fire & Rescue Service Equality Framework. This award clearly demonstrates our commitment to our staff, to protect, support and respond to the needs of our communities and to subsequently make Staffordshire the safest place to be.

The successful candidate will work closely within the Director Team and be required to contribute to the strategic leadership of the Service as a Member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Do you have the strength of leadership to motivate others and gain commitment to develop the organisation towards its full potential? Are you able to evidence success at this level as an innovative thinker who inspires others to embrace change, demonstrate resilience and maintain high levels of energy and enthusiasm? Are you able to collaborate with a range of partners in order to improve the health, safety and wellbeing outcomes of communities? If so, we would like to hear from you.

The role is an operational post and applicants will need to be operationally competent. Applicants are invited for the position of Director (with Strategic Command Responsibilities) from substantive Group Managers and above who are competent and have served a minimum of two years in role. You will be qualified to Incident Command Level (ICL) 3 and you will be required to undertake the (ICL) 4 Strategic Incident Command qualification as the successful applicant will form part of the Strategic Command rota. You will hold a relevant Degree or equivalent qualification and ideally candidates should have completed the Executive Leadership Programme or equivalent Strategic Leadership Programme.

For more information and how to apply please visit You will be required to upload your C.V. and personal statement:

Included with your CV should be a personal statement outlining your suitability for the role.

(The above should fill a maximum of one side of A4, font size 12 Calibri, line spacing 1.15)

If you would like to have an informal chat with the Deputy Chief Fire Officer/Deputy Chief Executive about the position then please contact Rob Barber via Julie Cadman, Executive Personal Assistant on 01785 898669.

The closing date for applications: - Midnight on the 2nd May 2019

The selection process will be undertaken through an assessment exercise which may include some or all of the following elements:

  • Psychometric testing
  • Presentation and discussion
  • Formal Interview
  • Staff panel roundtable
  • Stakeholder panel group discussion

The Assessment Centre will take place on 23rd & 24th May 2019. Candidates will be required to attend on both dates.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from members of under-represented groups.

As the role forms part of the gold continuous duty rota, the successful applicant will be required to provide a sustainable residential base within the county and in order to support this, a negotiable relocation package is available. A car will also be provided in line with Service policy.

**Development rates of pay may apply depending upon experience and current role.

If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact: Julie Ann Edwards – Recruitment Advisor on 01785 898749.