GROUP MANAGER ‘B’ (Flexible Duty System) – Substantive Opportunities within both CRMP and Safer Communities – East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service Joint Headquarters

We are looking for individuals to fill two Group Manager roles. The role of Group Manager is crucial to delivering effective outcomes to the community and our partners. As a team, Group Managers will bring together a range of skills, backgrounds and experience that we believe will help deliver our strategic aims across the county.

We are seeking to appoint individuals who:
•    are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work culture
•    are self-aware
•    are able to demonstrate high levels of personal resilience
•    are team players with excellent collaboration skills
•    have proven leadership ability
•    possesses enthusiasm, agility, drive and commitment to make a genuine difference.

These roles are responsible for leading and navigating their area within ESFRS whilst working cross-department with other Group Managers and professional staff equivalents on a daily basis.

We are an organisation committed to developing our people and creating opportunities to enable colleagues to continue their professional development. As well as accessing the ESFRS Group Manager Development Programme, successful candidates will also continue to develop their potential through a range of tailored personal development opportunities including coaching, mentoring, secondments and relevant qualifications in preparation for future strategic roles within the Service.

A condition of the appointment to the role of flexible duty Group Manager is that the post holder will provide operational cover from within the County. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer relocation expenses.

The recruitment process will consist of:

•    Application form and line manager’s report
•    Presentation
•    Interview

We welcome applications from:
•    Substantive Group Managers and
•    Substantive and Competent Station Managers

All candidates must hold the Level 2 incident command qualification in order to be eligible to apply and must have evidence of maintaining their skills, knowledge and understanding. External applicants will also be required to provide additional details such as training records and proof of competency.

Candidates may apply for one or both roles and will be able to indicate which role(s) they are applying for at application stage.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Matt Lloyd, Assistant Director – Safer Communities on 07876133723. For more information or to apply for the role please visit  Please ensure that you apply as an external candidate.

Closing Date: 2 June 2024

Interviews and presentations will take place on 25 & 26 June 2024.

Salary: £64561 - £71570 pa (depending on competency – including 20% flexible duty system allowance)

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: June 2 2024

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