On-Call Watch Manager Billericay – Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

We are seeking applications from individuals who would like to apply for the On-Call station based Watch Manager operational position at Billericay Fire Station.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with an enthusiasm for leading others. As a Watch Manager at Billericay, you will be a role model to others on the station, exemplifying professionalism and maintaining high standards, as well as developing the team for the future as part of the station’s succession planning.

You will be committed to the development of yourself and others and will be prepared to support new recruits through their development journey.

As a Watch Manager on station, you will undertake a vital role supporting our service in leading the station, ensuring station activities are completed professionally and undertaking the full Role Map and responsibilities of a Watch Manager.

The successful applicant will manage the interaction between the watch and station management to ensure planning, review, implementation, and delivery of the station business plans and other organisational operational priorities in a timely manner.

We are welcoming applications from:

  • Existing substantive Crew and Watch Managers

Essential criteria include that:

  • The applicant is competent in their current role (evidenced by completion of relevant PDR Pro)
  • The applicant has no current live disciplinary warnings and is not subject to being informally managed for reasons of conduct, performance, or attendance.
  • The applicant must live or work within a 5-minute drive radius of the station. Post Code CM12 9LL (as per google maps)
  • The applicant has a current Fitech 42 VO2 max or is actively engaged in a programme of fitness.
  • The applicant holds a current BAV&D Assessment.
  • The applicant holds an initial incident command level one qualification.
  • The applicant has successfully completed all relevant operational assessments and compulsory courses to their role.

How to apply:

Internal candidates in either the development or resource pool –

If you meet the essential criteria listed above, you should express an interest for the role by clicking Apply in Cornerstone (recruitment portal).

All other applications

You will be required to submit a supporting statement of no more than 750 words that demonstrates how you meet 750 words giving examples of how you meet the criteria for leading others (NFCC Leadership Framework at Watch Manager level). You may submit this either as a word document, pdf, or an mp3 (voice note) or mp4 (video), however the word count must not exceed 750 words no matter which format you choose to present your application.

You may attach separate documents (such as qualifications, or a CV) should you wish, though your additional document will only be referred to in shortlisting to confirm eligibility (e.g., your current role and any existing qualifications).

Stage 1

Application & shortlisting (assessment of your supporting statement will be made against the essential criteria of the NFCC Leadership Framework)

Stage 2

Role Specific interview and Operational Assessments (further details regarding operational assessments can be obtained from OCAT Team)

If you have any queries related to this role, please contact Station Manager Jason Gould to discuss.

Our Culture and Benefits

Here at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service we are committed to prioritising and promoting the wellbeing of our employees.

You can find out more about our benefits at https://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/recruitment/benefits

Disability Confident

We are an equal opportunities, Disability Confident, employer who welcomes applications from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a work environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

As part of our offer to support all our candidates to perform to the best of their abilities during our recruitment and selection processes and we would like to let you know about a couple of support options you can access, should you wish to, including our employee forums, who are keen and willing to support all of our potential colleagues.

Our employee forums and partners include:

Asian Fire Services Association (AFSA), BEING (our LGBTQ+ employee support network), Christian Fellowship, Ethnic Minority Forum, Men’s Forum, and our Women’s Forum. In addition, we also have a female firefighters operational group.

Further to the above, the Service has a Digital Accessibility Inclusion Group (DAIG) that supports all colleagues to improve their digital skills and provides additional support and guidance to colleagues with neurodivergent strengths and struggles as a result of dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, dyspraxia etc. We want everyone to thrive at work, and so we encourage and enable people to access digital tools to help them perform at your best. The DAIG is a group of colleagues from across the Service that unite to support others as a result of their lived experience and desire to make a difference. They support people with a range of visible and invisible disabilities to identify and access digital workplace adjustments and solutions and may be able to assist with your application too.

Should you wish to discuss support, or access further information, from one of these groups, please contact Equality.Diversity@essex-fire.gov.uk

You are also able to raise any queries or requests for support, including any adjustments you may require, at any stage of the process by email to recruitment@essex-fire.gov.uk

You can find out more about Essex County Fire & Rescue Service via www.essex-fire.gov.uk and about our vacancies and application processes via https://join.essex-fire.gov.uk

Safeguarding

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

It is our policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose if you are currently being investigated by any regulatory body or have any decisions or sanctions pending or in progress in respect of your suitability to work for the Service.

You agree to inform the Service within 24 hours if you are subsequently investigated by any agency or organisation in relation to concerns about your behaviour towards children, young people or vulnerable adults.

The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to the appointment for which you are applying.

This role will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Salary: Watch Manager (Substantive)

Contract type: Other

Closing date: May 22 2024

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