Watch Manager – Cleveland Fire Brigade

Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full time
Advert Start Date: 12/02/2024
Advert End Date: 01/03/2024 23:59
Salary: Salary £41,031 (Development) – £44,911 (Competent)
Hours per week: 42
Job Category: Fire and Rescue (Other roles)
Vacancy ID: 258996
Employment Location: Hartlepool
Number of posts: 7
Closing date: 1 Mar
Cleveland Fire Authority is seeking to recruit ambitious, innovative, and forward-thinking individuals to the role of Watch Manager. Over the coming months we have several vacancies at this level and therefore we want to establish a talent pool of people eligible for current and future temporary or substantive appointments.

Recently rated as ‘Good’ in all areas by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service, we consider ourselves to be a high performing, innovative organisation – one that is well regarded by our communities and Partners.

We are looking for people who will be committed to the achievement of our vision – people who will make a difference to the safety and quality of life of every local citizen on Teesside.

To be successful you will need to demonstrate and understanding of the challenges facing the Fire and Rescue Service and offer evidence of supporting the delivery of transformational change.  You will act as an ambassador for equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as being a role model for our values and ethical behaviours.

If you are looking for a supervisory leadership opportunity in a fire and rescue service with a great reputation and a strong track record of visible leadership and delivering positive outcomes for our communities, then Cleveland could be for you.

Applications are invited from competent and substantive Crew Managers and existing Watch Managers.

For informal discussions, prior to the closing date for applications, contact Group Manager James Hudson on 01429 874011.
The ability to provide Initial Operational Incident Command at Level 1 is essential and will be assessed as part of the selection process.
Information in respect of the Authority and the services they provide can be found at

We are holding the following on-line information session where you can find out more about being a Watch Manager in Cleveland Fire Brigade and the selection process involved on Monday 26th February 2024 at 10am.  If you would like to register for the session, please email

As part of the WM process Internal Candidates will need to complete and pass the WMMI course.    Prior to being placed onto the course there is a pre-course workbook to complete.
To give you sufficient time to complete this workbook it would be advisable if you could inform  the training department of your intentions to apply by email on or before 16th February 2024 and they will arrange to provide you with the pre-course workbook
Completed application forms should be emailed to:
and should be marked ‘Confidential’.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 1st March 2024
Dates for noting:

Closing dates for applications – 1st March 2024

Shortlisting of applications       – 4th/6th March 2024
Managerial Assessment – Several dates from 11th  – 29th March 2024

Incident Command Assessment 18th – 29th March 2024

Interviews –    Various dates from 8th – 12th April 2024

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and aim to ensure that our workforce is representative of the communities we serve. We understand that having a workforce which is made up of those from the wide range of communities, localities and backgrounds will enable us to offer the best possible service through strong community links, better understanding of our communities and providing opportunities for all. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Women, Black or Minority Ethnic Backgrounds (BME), those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce.

Closing date: March 1 2024

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