Crew Managers

  • Full Time
  • Essex

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Essex County Fire & Rescue Servic

Crew Managers

Job Title: Crew Manager
Rank: WT Crew Manager B
Directorate: Response
Reporting to: Watch Manager

We have several substantive vacancies for Crew Managers on our Wholetime stations in the South East and South West of the county. This process may also identify candidates to fill future vacancies around the county.

We are looking for both firefighters with a positive attitude and strong skills and evidence in leading others who are looking to progress their careers, and existing Crew Managers who share our values and ethics and are looking to transfer into Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

About us

To help us deliver our mission and to help us on our journey, we are looking for highly motivated individuals with an enthusiasm and aptitude for leading others as a Crew Manager on station in Essex.

About you

The right person for the role will be a role model to others on their station, demonstrating professionalism, an inclusive approach to leading others, and maintaining high standards. You will be committed to the development of yourself and others, and will be prepared to support your colleagues, alongside the operational responsibilities of a Crew Manager.

If you are excited by the opportunities to lead and support firefighters and think you could make a positive difference to our people and communities, we would love you to apply.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the role, you must be able to demonstrate that you have:

> Held a substantive role as a wholetime Firefighter, and have been competent in role for a minimum of twelve months, or be wholetime Crew Manager

> Successfully completed all relevant operation assessments and compulsory courses to progress to Crew Manager (Initial Incident Command), and are competent for your current role

> No current live disciplinary or performance warnings, nor are you subject to any informal management for reasons of conduct or performance

> You must have a valid and current FiTech of 37 ml/kg/min, or be actively engaged in a programme of fitness

How to apply

Crew Managers from other FRS
Firefighters from other FRS

You are required to submit a supporting statement of no more than 750 words detailing how you meet the essential criteria of the Crew Manager person specification. Please ensure you have uploaded the supporting statement before clicking Apply. It is important that you provide as much evidence as possible as to how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification as this statement will be used to shortlist your application.

Assessment and selection

The assessment activity will take place in line with the Service’s Recruitment Policy and promotion approach and will involve the following activities:

Stage 1
Shortlisting against the person specification

Stage 2
Leadership and ethics presentation and interview

Stage 3
Role specific assessment (operational drill, in-tray, test paper)

Should you wish to have an informal discussion with regards to the role and we will make these arrangements for you

Closing date to be considered for this vacancy is 5pm, Monday 22 August 2022

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

It is our policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose if you are currently being investigated by any regulatory body or have any decisions or sanctions pending or in progress in respect of your suitability to work for the Service.

You agree to inform the Service within 24 hours if you are subsequently investigated by any agency or organisation in relation to concerns about your behaviour towards children, young people or vulnerable adults.

The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to the appointment for which you are applying.

We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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