Area Manager

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Cleveland Fire Authority is seeking to recruit ambitious, innovative, and forward-thinking individuals to the role of Area Manager. We are looking for individuals who will share our vision and commitment to make a positive difference to the safety and quality of life of every local citizen; and the places where they live and work.

Rated as ‘Good’ in all areas by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service, we consider ourselves to be a high performing, innovative organisation within the Northeast of England that is well regarded by the communities it serves and our partners.

This is an exciting time to be joining our senior team who, together, will help shape and deliver on our ambitious plans for the future. 

The role of Area Manager is rewarding, and successful candidates will need to demonstrate an understanding of the challenges facing the Fire & Rescue Service, with the vision to embrace opportunities to deliver transformational change.  This will require excellent leadership, resource management, business planning and decision-making skills.

Acting as an ambassador for diversity and inclusion, and with a proven track record in strategy development and implementation, you will have a flexible approach, and demonstrate those essential interpersonal qualities and attitudes with an open and engaging style of leadership which is part of our ‘One Vision-One Team’ concept.

Working directly to the Assistant Chief Fire Officer Community Protection, the successful candidates will need to be strategically minded and achievement focused, with strong communication, negotiating and influencing skills to work effectively in a political and unionised environment.  

If you are looking for a 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 Fire Brigade could be for you

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