Listed May 14 2024

Fire Standards and Implementation Coordinator – NFCC

  • Location: Home Based (UK wide travel as required)
  • Contract type: Full-time, Secondment or Permanent
  • Salary: £40,800-£48,000
  • Department: Fire Standards and Implementation Support Team
  • Directorate: Continuous Improvement
  • Reports To: Fire Standards and Implementation Manager

The Implementation Support team provides advice and support to fire and rescues services to assist them in the adoption and implementation of products developed by the NFCC. The team also maintains two-way dialogue with fire and rescue services. This is to not only ensure services are kept informed of national issues, but to also make sure the products produced by the NFCC meet fire and rescue service needs.

The Fire Standards team is responsible for providing the secretariat function to the independent Fire Standards Board.  The Fire Standards Board oversees the identification, organisation, development and maintenance of professional Standards for fire and rescue services in England.  The Fire Standards team coordinates the development of this work including planning new Fire Standards and their continued maintenance, quality assurance and awareness raising among services.

The Implementation team and Fire Standards team now work under the same overall management, which allows for closer strategic engagement with services and more opportunities to embed all NFCC products and the Fire Standards.

The Role:

To support this work, the joint team is looking for someone who will provide support as an interface between fire and rescue services and the NFCC’s hubs and functional areas, as well as National Operational Guidance and Learning. They will work with services, supporting them through the process of implementing new Fire Standards and take the lead in coordinating weekly Fire Standards workshops with services. These Fire Standard workshops are one of the key deliverables for the team to raise the profile of implementation support and demonstrate the underpinning NFCC products.

This is a key role in delivering change across the UK fire and rescue service and the successful candidate will need a good understanding of the fire sector, its obligations, stakeholders and governance arrangements. You will need to be politically aware, understand how to influence our partners at all levels and be able to demonstrate experience of supporting business change. We are seeking applicants, ideally at the level of a competent Watch Manager or equivalent non-operational role, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people from all areas of the fire sector either as a fixed term secondment or permanent, based from home but working across the UK.

Purpose of the role: 

To support the implementation of Fire Standards and NFCC products and engage with services to embed them and achieve the expected benefits, and to help the NFCC build a strategic picture of service need. 

We are looking for a professional and enthusiastic individual to help us achieve our drive to provide excellent service in everything that we do.

As a member of the Implementation Support team, you will be responsible for gathering information from the UK fire and rescue services, liaising with stakeholders at all levels, and providing reports back to projects, programmes and boards. 

You will work with subject matter experts from project and programme boards to understand the products and their benefits, and help services realise and embed them in their work.

You will represent the NFCC at meetings, events and service visits and engage with all.

  • Good understanding of the fire sector
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • An understanding of the needs of fire and rescue services
  • The ability to take personal responsibility for own performance

A successful candidate will have an understanding of: 

  • The structures of the National Fire Chiefs Council 
  • The obligations and responsibilities of fire and rescue services
  • How legislation should be interpreted in UK fire and rescue services

Desirable qualities include: 

  • Good report writing skills
  • An ability to work with people from different sectors and different levels
  • An ability to work proactively as part of a team and on individual responsibilities
  • An ability to deliver high quality work in a fast-paced, time pressured environment
  • Confidence to express their own view appropriately and constructively challenge people
  • An attention to detail
  • Experience working within project management structures
  • Experience organising and running meetings

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination support including facilitating workshops, calendar management and logistics
  • Managing and monitoring engagement tools used by the Implementation Support Team
  • Working closely with the Analysis and Insight Team to ensure the coordination and sharing of information 
  • Maintaining team intranet and internet pages
  • Leading on development and implementation of digital tools to support team
  • Liaising with project managers to support delivery of product delivery toolkits to support product development
  • Building a direct relationship with a small number of services as the lead Implementation Contact

The ideal candidate will have the ability to support a team and to work under pressure including meeting deadlines and dealing with interruptions. This is a national role and there will be occasions for UK-wide travel. 

Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter stating why they would like to be considered for the post and the approach they would take to delivering implementation support to services.

Selection will include an interview process held at a Fire Service venue and may include written tests and a presentation to senior officers.

Please send applications to –

For further information please see the Job Description.

Closing date: 23rd May 2024 with interviews in early June.


NFCC is committed to being an inclusive employer. We comply with the Equality Act 2010, and we believe that everyone deserves to work in safe environments that are free from bullying, harassment and discrimination, abuse, and harm, where they feel supported, welcome, and able to thrive.

NFCC acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice, all staff are expected to share this commitment.



Salary: £40,800-£48,000

Contract type: Secondment or Permanent

Closing date: May 23 2024

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