Deputy Chief Fire Officer – Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

We’re a Service on the move and we are ambitious. Our small ‘island nation’ context creates a complex and challenging operating environment and we want you to help lead us through our generational opportunity to develop.

We are a very small service but our role, in protecting a small, island nation is influential and varied because we shape and drive the development of legislation as well as enforcing it and Jersey is home to a notable range of hazards and risks that we must be able to respond to.  This means our Deputy Chief Fire Officer needs to be a proven strategic thinker with broad experience, covering not only prevention, protection and response but the full scope of corporate functions at the strategic level.

As well as deputising for the Chief Fire Officer in delivering the Minister’s priorities, the role of the DCFO is to:

– Provide a positive, visible and engaging leadership presence across the service, for leadership team colleagues and more broadly in the communities we serve;

– Supported by two Area Commanders, lead the delivery of prevention, protection and response services, including SJFRS’s role in the island’s wider resilience agenda;

– Supported by a dedicated team, lead on operational policy, improvement, innovation, risk and assurance and;

– Form part of the strategic command rota, leading and supporting people to resolve larger and more complex emergencies.

To be successful you will:

– Be credible, compelling and diplomatic with the ability to work confidently at the political level as well as with stakeholders;

– Be operating at the strategic ‘Leading the Service’ level in the National Fire Chiefs Council’s Leadership Framework as a strategic manager (Area Manager or above) in a Fire and Rescue Service;

– Be competent and current in incident command at Levels 3 and 4;

– Be passionate, skilful and effective as a people leader, innovating and empowering those around you and;

– Be confident leading teams through complexity and ambiguity and responding to people and community needs.

Not only will your professional exposure be significant, as will your opportunity to live an active outdoor life……all on your doorstop with no commute.

Salary: Salary available upon request

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: April 24 2024

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