Wholetime Watch Commander – Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Watch Commander

Salary: £41,031 (development) – £42,170 (competent)

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 Watch Commander role?

We are seeking to fill a number of current and future Watch Commander vacancies, as they arise. Applicants must be prepared to serve in any Watch Commander post across the Service.

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 wholetime, substantive Crew Managers or existing Watch Manager. All applicants will be required to complete an online application form, references will also be requested from current service line managers.

The deadline for completion of the application pack will be midday 5th July 2024.

Late applications will not be accepted.

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

Assessment Centre comprising:

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

Those Shortlisted will be asked to undertake:

  • a VCA leadership behaviours assessment

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

This post has been advertised internally and externally.

Please note, you will require the following detail to complete this application form; NI Number, ID detail, address information, referee information, full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained.  You may also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have. The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes. Please therefore ensure you allow time to complete this fully as part complete pages will not be saved.

Salary: £41,031 - £44,911

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: July 5 2024

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