Central JESIP Team Strategic Lead – Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

FULL TIME – 2-YEAR SECONDMENT VACANCY

ROLE – CENTRAL JESIP TEAM STRATEGIC LEAD

Expressions of interest are invited for the role of JESIP Team Strategic Lead, which will be a 2-year secondment and responsible for leading, co-ordinating and overseeing the management of the multi-agency transformation and delivery of key outcomes of the Central JESIP Team.

This role is open to emergency services at the following ranks/bands:

  • Fire – Substantive and Competent Area Manager or above
  • Police – Substantive Chief Superintendent
  • Ambulance – Senior Managers with relevant experience and appropriate seniority. (Likely to be Agenda for Change Band 8c – Band 9)

The Manchester Arena Inquiry (MAI) brought into sharp focus the need to ensure that there is central resource to support the maintenance of operational readiness and embeddedness of JESIP across all blue-light services.

The Inquiry highlighted the consequences of an un-coordinated multi-agency response to high-harm incidents. Findings and recommendations from several tragic incidents and events confirmed the fact that JESIP as a concept is sound, however, even after ten years since its inception, it remains only partly embedded across all services.

Subject matter experts agree that the sound and correct application of the JESIP principles is fundamental to major incident response, as well as more routine incident response. A critical success factor to any multi-agency/major incident response is the swift and correct application of JESIP within and between each agency at the first response and command level.

This new JESIP Strategic Lead role is available following a successful bid for funding to the Home Office to establish a sustainable, appropriately resourced central JESIP function to support multi-agency interoperability. This will support services in preparation, training, exercising and assurance of JESIP in pursuit of a consistent joined-up response to a broad range of multi-agency incidents, including supporting the national Prepare team to ensure JESIP is embedded in the response to high-risk CT incidents.

With approximately 184,000 members of blue-light services there is a fundamental requirement for regular training, exercising and assurance that what is being delivered and trained for is converted into action and that JESIP procedures are embedded to the standard expected by the public, services and ministers.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be required to work with and advise a range of strategic stakeholders and key partners, including National Leads for Police, Fire and Ambulance, National Ambulance Resilience Unit, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, Care Quality Commission, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS, HMICFRS, Home Office and Government, National Police Chiefs Council, CTPHQ, National Fire Chiefs Council and College of Policing.

The role will involve agile working and regular national travel. Your agile team will initially be hosted by Hertfordshire Constabulary, pending long-term sustainable hosting arrangements being successfully secured.

This role will be subject of a formal secondment agreement with Hertfordshire Constabulary, outlining terms and conditions in addition to those outlined in your own organisation.

More detailed requirements of the post are listed within the attached role profile.

Due to the important nature of this work, there is a need for the Strategic Lead to be released so that they can commence their role around the end of June/early July 2024.

The Lead will be supported by existing members of the JESIP Team and an initial Support Team which is currently being established.

Expressions of interest should be made via the application process by clicking apply. Conscious that each service has its own recruitment, assessment and development framework, the expression of interest provides applicants with 3 sectioned areas in which to provide their evidence against the key responsibilities listed within the role profile. Applicants can structure these sections how they wish and each section has a maximum 500 word count.

Please also upload your most recent CV to your application.

Closing date is 26/05/2024. If any applicant wishes to discuss the role further, please in the first instance contact Superintendent Sally Phillips at sally.phillips@herts.police.uk

To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.

Why work for Hertfordshire Constabulary?

We have gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then we are the force for you.

Benefits include:
•    Access to the local government pension scheme (police staff) or Police pension scheme (Police officers) including career average, employer contributions and death in service.
•    Paid leave days depending on force and length of service (police staff – 24 to 33 days, police officers 22 to 30 days).
•    Paid sick leave of six months full pay and six months half pay (depending on service).
•    Occupational maternity, adoption, and paternity pay (dependent on service).
•    Carers and discretionary leave.
•    Flexible working arrangements including compressed hours, flexible shifts, job share, annualised hours and agile working (depending on role requirements).
•    Gym facilities, weekly yoga classes, exercise classes, squash facilities, exercise space etc. are available (depending on location).
•    Each force has its own sports or sports and social club, offering discounts, trips, and events.
•    Cycle to Work scheme.
•    Access to Blue Light Card providing discounts to Emergency Services on the high street and online.
•    Access to Police Mutual providing financial support including savings plans, insurance, breakdown cover, loans and independent financial advice.
•    Employee Assistance Programme.
•    Various support groups including Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Support Group, Christian Police Association (CPA), Disability Awareness Network (DAWN), Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual & transgender (LGBT), Menopause Action Group, Police Chaplains.
•    Access to a Trade Union (UNISON)/Staff Association (Federation).
•    The Backup Buddy Police Support app is designed to help with mental health issues and gives practical advice and support as well as a range of podcasts.
•    Opportunities for development and further study including Further You Talent Management, Be You BCH Senior Leadership Programme, and supervisory leadership workshops.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible Working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory Lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Useful information before you commence an application

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained. 

You will also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have.

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving license including photos.

Contract type: Contract

Closing date: May 26 2024

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