Wholetime – Group Commander – Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Group Commander

Salary: £53,801 (development) – £59,642 (competent B) + 20% Flexible duty 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 Group Commander role?

We are seeking to fill a number of current and future Group Commander vacancies, as they arise. Applicants must be prepared to serve in any Group Commander post across the Service. Successful applicants must provide an agreed response base whilst providing operational cover on the flexi duty system.

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

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

The deadline for completion of the application pack will be midday 24th May 2024.

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:

  • a VCA leadership behaviours assessment

Assessment Centre comprising:

  • Professional discussion
  • Management presentation / Briefing
  • Operational assessment (if required)

The successful applicants will be placed into the Group Commander Talent Pool and will progress into a Group Commander position as they become available without the need to complete further processes.

Application packs can be requested by email from FireHRrecruitment@northants.police.uk

This post has been advertised internally and externally.

Salary: £53,801 (development) - £59,642 (competent B) + 20% Flexible duty allowance p.a.

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: May 24 2024

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