Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Officer – Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is seeking to appoint a Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Officer to lead our service and enhance a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration and efficiency.

Since our inception 50 years ago, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has worked tirelessly to provide a people focused service; delivered by a group of engaged, professional and talented individuals. As the CFO/CEO, you’ll help shape an ambitious strategy as we navigate the challenges faced across the fire sector, all the while demonstrating an obvious commitment to our values and the importance of maintaining an inclusive culture.

Your open and inclusive approach to leadership means being as comfortable on the drill ground as you are in the boardroom. You will excel at building productive connections across broad range of stakeholders that include colleagues, Fire Authority members, partners, external agencies and the wider community. As the CFO/CEO, you will be required to provide robust governance openly and transparently and ensure the Service operates efficiently and productively.

Your previous experience at director level is essential when prioritising competing strategic initiatives for the service, all the while ensuring operational excellence and that the service continues to deliver on our vision for a safe community where there are no preventable deaths or injuries in fires or other emergencies. We are proud that our most recent HMICFRS inspection report recognised CFRS as an organisation that is outstanding for the use of our resources and has a good culture. We remain dedicated to continuous improvement across all aspects of the service.

How to apply

To apply, please send a copy of your CV along with a 2-page supporting statement outlining your suitability for the role and why you are interested in being the CFO/CEO at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue, to Assistant Director – People, Christine Doody: by 5pm on Monday April 15.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please email Fire Authority Chair Edna Murphy:

Salary: Salary is determined locally and is in line with National Guidance.

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: April 15 2024

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