Listed July 11 2024

Chief Fire Officer – Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service

About Guernsey as a Jurisdiction:

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is self-governing and self-funding, and is known for ‘punching above its weight’ in terms of the quality of life it offers. The islands are welcoming, safe and peaceful. With a population of around 63,000, you will quickly get to know our supportive community, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy it can be to travel between sweeping bays, clifftop viewpoints and our historical harbour town, in a short space of time. You will be able to enjoy cliff walking, sea swimming, island hopping, al fresco dining, sports clubs, a full calendar of local events, and some of the best sunsets around.

Job Summary:

The Chief Fire Officer provides strategic leadership and management of the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service to deliver the most effective outputs given available resources and within the mandate of the Committee for Home Affairs. The postholder is responsible for ensuring the effective, efficient, economic, and safe management of all staff. They provide operational line management, being responsible for the daily management of the Service and providing support to other Senior Officers within the Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service.

The Chief Fire Officer is accountable to the Director of Operations, Justice & Regulation of the States of Guernsey, recognising the operational independence of the Chief Fire Officer. The postholder will ensure that the Director of Operations, Justice & Regulation, is kept advised and informed of issues that may generate interest at a political level in the Committee for Home Affairs, the Policy & Resources Committee or in the States of Deliberation. They may be required, from time to time, to attend meetings of the President and Members of the Committee for Home Affairs on specialist matters regarding the Fire and Rescue Service.

Within the Fire & Rescue Service management team, the postholder provides strategic policy and operational direction of the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service to the strategic aims and mission of the Committee for Home Affairs. The postholder will ensure full compliance with all relevant procedures and legislation and must also promote, through direct leadership and systematic monitoring, the standards of performance required by the Fire and Rescue Service and encourage participation by staff.

The Chief Fire Officer will be responsible for taking the lead on the delivery and achievement of all key performance targets.

The Chief Fire Officer will be expected to represent the Fire & Rescue Service at official and social events outside of normal office hours where appropriate.

The post requires flexible working and a commitment to managing a safe, decent and healthy environment.

Salary: £125,467 - £129,996

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: August 9 2024

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