Station Managers – Multiple roles Service wide

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Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Station Manager Vacancies

Salary: Station Manager A and B (Lease car + 20% Flexi Duty Allowance dependent upon role). Relocation available for external applicants in line with Pay & Recognition Policy.

Location: Various locations across Cheshire dependent upon role

Closing date: 5pm on 28 April 2024

The Service’s workforce planning forecast has identified that there will be a number of Station Manager opportunities across the Service over the coming year. In preparation for this, the application process for the 2024 Station Manager promotion boards is now open.  

We are looking for individuals who possess excellent leadership and communication skills, a proven ability to influence and motivate staff whilst also maintaining the highest levels of service delivery to ensure we are ready to change, save and protect the lives of the communities we serve.  The ability to support the Service in the implementation of changes associated with the Service’s CRMP is also vital to this role. 

The successful candidates will possess an understanding of the issues relating to the fire and rescue service at national and local levels, have political awareness and be committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and staff engagement. They will also be required to demonstrate competence against the “Leading the Function” element of the NFCC Leadership Framework, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a high performing team in accordance with the Service’s core values.

This opportunity is open to internal and external candidates who are wholetime and competent Watch Managers. This also includes substantive wholetime Crew Managers who have achieved and maintained competence at Station Manager level in a temporary role. 

Applications are also welcomed from substantive wholetime Station Managers looking to transfer into Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service from another FRS.

Whilst aptitude, skills and experience are key requirements, academic ability is also important and it is expected that applicants will have achieved the IFE Level 4 Certificate Unit 3: Fire Service Operations and Incident Command paper and/or a Fire Related Degree.

Applicants can apply for promotion to the Station Manager role without the relevant IFE qualification subject to them committing to passing the IFE Level 4 Certificate Fire Service Operations and Incident Command paper within 2 years of appointment. This is required to achieve Competence in role.

The selection process will comprise of three stages each representing a gateway so only those successful at each stage will progress throughout the process.

Please see the guide for full details about the of the application process.

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