Group Manager – Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

We are looking for an individual with strong leadership and communication skills and a proven ability to influence and motivate staff to join our management team. This person will play a crucial role in our commitment to the highest levels of service delivery to ensure we are ready to change, save and protect the lives of the communities we serve. The ability to support the Service in the implementation of changes associated with the Service’s CRMP is also an essential element of this role.

The successful candidate will possess an understanding of the issues relating to the fire and rescue service at national and local levels, have political awareness and be committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and staff engagement. They will also be required to demonstrate competence against the “Leading the Function” element of the NFCC Leadership Framework, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a high performing team in accordance with the Service’s core values.

This opportunity is open to internal and external wholetime competent Station Managers. This also includes substantive Watch Managers who have achieved and maintained competence at Station Manager level in a temporary role.

Applications are also welcomed from substantive Group Managers who may be considering a transfer into Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service from another FRS.

Whilst aptitude, skills and experience are key requirements, academic ability is also important and it is expected that applicants will have achieved the IFE Level 4 Certificate Unit 3: Fire Service Operations and Incident Command paper and/or a Fire Related Degree.

The selection process will comprise of three elements each representing a gateway so only those successful at each stage will progress throughout the process.

Initial application

Level 3 Command assessment

An interview and presentation

A Command Assessment Development Day has been scheduled for 6 June 2024. Please contact the admin hub directly by email to secure your place on this familiarisation day: AdminOperational&

Salary: Group Manager B +relocation package (Lease car + 20% Flexi Duty Allowance dependent upon role)

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: May 28 2024

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