Director of People and Development – Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Location: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LH

Salary: £95,000 – £110,000 dependent on experience

Working Arrangements: 36.25 hours per week

Closing Date: 12 noon, 25 June 2024

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Director of People and Development to join an inclusive and value driven public sector organisation with an outstanding organisational culture. We offer free car parking, generous annual leave, and local government pension.

The successful candidate will, as a member of the executive board, shape the direction of the Service, in particular providing a professional HR advice, leading, and delivering the people strategy of the service within a unionised environment, developing a competent and happy workforce, focused on development and wellbeing. The postholder will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the Human Resources and Safety Health and Environment teams and the Service Solicitor. The Service is also considering extending the leadership and management responsibilities of the successful applicant to include the Service Training Centre.

It is essential that candidates are qualified to degree level and hold MCIPD or equivalent and have substantial senior managerial experience within a Human Resources function, ideally with experience of working and leading within a public sector organisation.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 25 June 2024, however we reserve the right to close the advert prior to this if sufficient quality applications have been received.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a first stage interview prior to 19 July 2024. Candidates who are successful through the first stage interview will be invited to a final stage interview with Fire Authority Members and the Chief Fire Officer, which is anticipated to take place w/c 22 or 29 July 2024. (exact date to be confirmed).

Diversity matters at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service – we want to attract the broadest range of people to work with us and the more diverse the workforce, the better able to we are to serve our community. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief or age. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Should potential candidates wish to have an informal discussion over the role they can contact Bob Warren the current occupant on 07867802756.

This vacancy has been advertised internally and externally.

Salary: £95,000 - £110,000 dependent on experience

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: June 24 2024

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