Transferee Operational Crew Manager – Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Job Title             Transferee Crew Manager

Reports to          Watch Manager

Organisation      Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service

Salary                £40,161

Purpose of the Role

The position is aligned to the Fire and Rescue Service Crew Manager role map.

Primary Role and Responsibilities

  1. Ensure that all services provided by Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service within your area of responsibility meet the Fire & Rescue statutory obligations and maintain the requisite resources to meet its Community Risk Management Plan governed by its statutory obligations under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, and the Fire and Rescue National Framework.
  2. Lead and Support people to resolve all types of operational incidents effectively and safely. This includes planning to meet the needs of the incident, implementing action to meet planned objectives, closing down the operational phase of incidents and debriefing teams following incidents.
  3. Provide leadership, management and development to support team or department staff by providing clear direction and expectations in order that they are able to perform competently in their roles against their role map and in line with team or department plans.
  4. Carry out the responsibilities devolved as part of the Authority’s corporate governance framework.
  5. Lead, direct, motivate and appraise staff to ensure a high level of morale and performance. Promote and lead by example on all matters relating to fairness, equality and inclusion.
  6. Inspire, motivate and develop NFRS and its workforce so that it has a real sense of ownership of its aims and objectives, encouraging collaborative working and continual improvement in service delivery.
  7. On behalf of NFRS, ensure appropriate involvement and contribution to local partnerships and support the delivery of better health, safety and well-being outcomes across the communities of Northamptonshire.
  8. Develop relationships and alliances with other organisations in order to improve the overall performance of NFRS.
  9. Support and deliver the continual cultural development of the organisation which reflects NFRS commitment to provide a positive environment for all its staff and ensure its core values are embedded.
  10. Optimise the use of the Authorities resources ensuring robust financial and service planning and value for money.

This role outline reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies a level of responsibility at which they will be required to work.  In the interests of effective working, responsibilities may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changing needs and circumstances.

The post holder will be required to carry out any other duties that fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of these primary roles and responsibilities and which are commensurate with the grade of the post.

In accordance with legislation, this post is politically restricted and as such the post holder must refrain from being a candidate for election, an election agent or sub agent, an officer of a political party, or sub committee of such a party or canvass, speak to the public at large, publish written or artistic work or display posters in support of a political party or sub group of such a party.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

  • IFE Level 3 Certificate Unit 2 Fire Service Operations.
  • Currently serving Competent Crew Manager
  • Hold a current full UK Driving License.


  • Have experience appropriate to the main responsibilities of the post.
  • Hold a Level 1 incident command qualification.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Demonstration of partnership working and engaging with local communities.
  • Knowledge of UK health and safety law and regulations.
  • Knowledge of service policies and procedures.

As this post is a supervisory management position the candidate should be aware of the expectation and demands placed upon the post holder, as such high levels of personal resilience are required.

Closing date: February 26 2024

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