Transfers – Wholetime Watch Manager – Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

We are delighted to advise that Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (LFR) is open to Wholetime Watch Manager transfers.

We are welcoming applications from anyone who meets the criteria as detailed below. It is for Watch Managers wishing to transfer to LFR.

The following eligibility criteria must be satisfied for any individual to be considered for entry into the selection process.


  • LFR All Hazard Command Level 1 (WM) (Candidates will be invited to carry out before selection day)
  • Substantive and competent in operational Watch Manager role
  • Able to demonstrate / evidence significant leadership experience.
  • No active or pending disciplinary action/live sanctions
  • No current or pending capability plans including documented informal management action outside the formal meetings covered in LCC policy (where applicable).
  • In date Fitness Test – a predicted VO2 Max of no less than 42mls/02/kg/min is the minimum required.
  • IFE Level 3 certificate in Leadership and Management (Old L3D Unit 5) or ILM Level 3 Leadership and Management or equivalent
  • IFE Level 3 Certificate in Fire Service Operations and Incident Command (old L3D Unit 6)

Applicants are responsible for the submission of their own applications and supporting documents by the closing date.  The Service regrets that any application received after this date or submitted without the correct documentary evidence, will be unable to be considered.

Selection Process 

The WM selection process will involve the following elements:

  • A written report
  • A presentation
  • Interview with a panel

Further details on these elements will be provided to those individuals who’s application was successful. All applicants invited into the selection process will be required to complete all elements.

Successful candidates will be committed to working as part of a strong team to deliver services across Lincolnshire.  They will also be able to demonstrate resilience, be able to develop and implement business change and demonstrate a values-based approach to leadership.

All candidates must be accepting and willing to service from any station across the county of Lincolnshire.


The dates for the selection process including practical assessment, presentation and interviews are detailed below.


Advert Close 17th May 2024
Written Assessment (after initial sift)  28th May – 10th June
Interview and Presentation  W/C 17th June

Further details on the selection process can be found in the ‘Initial Info’ document within the advert.

At Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives. We believe that diversity in backgrounds, experiences, and ideas drives innovation and strengthens our ability to work together for safer communities.

Please be advised that this position is be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Fluency Duty

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Salary: Competent Watch Manager

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: May 17 2024

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