Group Commander – Taunton Response Group – Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has a fantastic opportunity available for a Group Commander to join our team based in Taunton Response Group on a permanent contract.

Key responsibilities of our Group Commander – Taunton Response Group will include:

– Support delivery of the organisational vision and priorities aligned to Our Plan.
– Enable alignment of core functions and statutory responsibilities to the Integrated Risk Management Plan.
– Accountability for the availability of operational assets in their geographical area.
– Deliver the Service Delivery Strategic Plan objectives through consistent and effective communication with all staff and external partners.
– Add value to and influence SLT decision making.

From 1 April, we are introducing development rates of pay for any new individuals moving into a development or an acting-up role. These pay rates are set out by the National Joint Council.

Applications are invited from existing suitably experienced and qualified Station Managers and Group Managers. Eligible applicants will need to meet the following criteria as a minimum:

– Be a competent Station Manager
– Able to demonstrate/evidence significant leadership experience
– Not subject to formal performance improvement actions, nor have any live disciplinary sanctions
– As part of our selection process you will be required to undertake a Leading the Function Assessment Centre.

If you are interested in this position, you will need to complete the application form via the link below which will include a personal impact statement. The personal impact statement relates to each of the four quadrants of the NFFC Leadership Framework as well as operational and professional expertise. Your impact statement should focus on demonstrating your impact at ‘Leading the Function’ level.

You will also need to detail how you meet the following essential requirements of the role:

– Evidence of inspirational leadership at a senior level
– Highly effective people management skills
– Evidence of successful engagement with local communities
– Evidence of a performance focus, with the drive to deliver agreed outcomes and raise standards of performance

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 29th May 2024.

For more information concerning this position please contact Area Manager Jon Worsley –

As a Service and as individuals:
We are proud to help
We are honest
We are respectful
We are working together

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service recognise and celebrate the vast diversity of the local communities we serve and aspire for this to be reflected in our workforce. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, experience and beliefs, who share our values to join our team.

Salary: £53,801

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: May 29 2024

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