Crew Manager – Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Service’s workforce planning forecast has identified that there will be a number of Crew Manager opportunities across the Service over the coming year in Service Delivery, Protection and the Operational Assurance & Training Team. In preparation for this, the application process for the 2024 Crew Manager promotion boards is now open.

We are looking for individuals who possess excellent leadership and communication skills, a proven ability to influence and motivate staff whilst also maintaining the highest levels of service delivery to ensure we are ready to change, save and protect the lives of the communities we serve.

The successful candidates will possess an understanding of the issues relating to the fire and rescue service at national and local levels and be committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and staff engagement. They will also be required to demonstrate competence against the “Leading Others” element of the NFCC Leadership Framework, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a high performing team in line with the Service’s core values.

This opportunity is open to internal and external candidates who are Wholetime as well as external candidates who are competent Wholetime Firefighters.

Applications are also welcomed from substantive Crew Managers looking to transfer into Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service from another FRS.

Whilst aptitude, skills and experience are key requirements, academic ability is also important and it is expected that applicants will have achieved the IFE Level 3 Certificate Unit 2: Fire Service Operations and Incident Command paper and/or a Fire related Degree.

Applicants can apply for promotion to the next role up without the relevant IFE qualification (this is a BYE) subject to:

–  them committing to undertaking and passing the qualification within 2 years of appointment


– committing to undertaking and passing the relevant qualification for the next role above the role they have been appointed to, within 2 years, i.e., CM applicants to pass WM paper

We are particularly interested in applicants who already hold an LGV licence and EFAD qualification, or who would be committed to undertaking these qualifications in the near future.

The selection process will comprise of three elements each representing a gateway, so only those successful at each stage will progress throughout the process.

  • Initial Application
  • WM7 Command assessment
  • Interview and presentation

Please see below for a guide with full details about the application process and an application form.

CM Promotion Board Guidance

CM Application form

Job reference number 18/24/CMP

Please return completed application forms to

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Friday 9 August 2024 at 2pm

Salary: £38,501 - £40,161 per annum

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: August 9 2024

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