Wholetime Area Commander Talent Pool – Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Area Commander Talent Pool

Salary: £65,690 (development) – £72,054 (competent B) + 28% gold rota and Incident command responsibility allowance p.a.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is seeking applications from motivated and positive leaders to help build on our achievements through continuous improvement. Are you that forward thinking leader who upholds our Service values and seeks to lead a positive culture? Can you bring innovation, self, and people performance as well as excellent community service to the Area Commander role?

We are seeking to recruit to our Area Commander talent pool which will remain live to fill future Area Commander vacancies over the next 18 months as they arise. Applicants must be prepared to serve in any Area Commander post across the Service. On attaining a substantive Area Commander role, applicants must provide an agreed response base whilst providing operational cover on the Area Commander duty system. A car will be provided.

Due to the base location of some posts in buildings shared with Police colleagues, any offer of contract will be subject to satisfactory Police Management vetting (MV) and enhanced DBS.

Applications are invited from competent, substantive Group Commanders or existing Area Commanders. All external applicants will be required to complete an application form, references will also be requested from current service line managers.

The deadline for submission of your application will be midday, Friday 16th August.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a series of assessments, which will include:

Those Shortlisted will be asked to undertake:

An online operational assessment (if required)

Assessment Centre comprising:

Professional Leadership discussion
Stakeholder panel
Strategic Management presentation / Briefing

The successful applicants will be placed into the Area Commander Talent Pool for a period of 18 months and will move into temporary/substantive Area Commander position if they become available.

This post has been advertised internally and externally.

Salary: £65,690 - £72,054

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: August 16 2024

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