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Assistant Chief Fire Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 05/01/2020 23:59
£108,912 per annum
Job Category:
Fire and Rescue (Wholetime)
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Employment Location:
Training & Administration Hub, Hartlepool

Job details 

Closing date:
5 Jan

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This job is closed for applications.

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Cleveland Fire Authority is seeking to recruit an ambitious, innovative and forward-thinking individual to the position of Assistant Chief Fire Officer. We are looking for an individual with substantial work experience at Senior Strategic level who will share our vision and commitment to make a positive difference to the safety and quality of life of every local citizen; and the places where they live and work.

Working directly to the Chief Fire Officer, we are seeking an individual who can strategically manage our Community Protection Directorate, giving a real focus to the development and delivery of the Authority’s Community Integrated Risk Management Plan through the planning and designing of prevention, protection and operational services to reduce the Brigade’s risks and secure continuously improved community safety outcomes.

We consider ourselves to be a high performing, innovative organisation within the North East of England that is well regarded by the communities it serves and the partner agencies with which we do business.

Our organisation has faced a period of unprecedented financial pressure which means that the successful candidate will need to have the ability to deliver transformational change working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, having a unique opportunity to have a major influence on the future of the service. In what are challenging times for all public sector organisations, we want to stand out from the crowd and ensure that local people continue to receive the best possible services. This will require excellent leadership, resource management, business planning and decision-making skills.

The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering organisational change and the ability to work effectively in a political and unionised environment. An open and engaging style of management and a commitment to all aspects of diversity will be essential. If you can champion original thinking, promote excellence, drive positive and sustainable change we would like to hear from you.

The Assistant Chief Fire Officer is required to perform operational command at Gold Strategic Command level, sit on the Principal Officer Command Rota, assume operational incident command in the absence of the Chief Fire Officer; and, outside the PO Rota, to be continuously available to the Authority and Brigade for appropriate duties as may be necessary.

For informal discussions only, prior to the application deadline, please contact Chief Fire Officer, Ian Hayton on 01429 872311

Information in respect of the Authority and the services they provide can be found at www.clevelandfire.gov.uk.

Application packs are available by emailing nmoore@clevelandfire.gov.uk and should be returned electronically to the same place.

The deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 5th January 2020

Recruitment Process Timeline;
Closing date for submissions 5th January 2020
Notification of shortlist: 9th January 2020
Assessment Centre: w/c 13th January 2020
Stakeholder Interview: w/c 20th January 2020
Final Interview: 24th January 2020

Where successful at the assessment centre and stakeholder interview, candidates will be invited to final formal interview with Cleveland Fire Authority.

The post is a critical function and as such then post holder will have access to sensitive assets. In addition to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard the successful post holder will therefore be subject to Non Police Personnel Vetting at Level 3 and National Security Vetting at SC level.

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