Group Manager – Greater Manchester

Website Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

Group Manager – Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

Closing date: midnight 5th February 2021

Salary: GM Dev (£47,179) – GM Comp B (£52,301)

Location: Various roles and locations across the GMFRS boundary

We are pleased to confirm that the Group Manager application window is now live. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service  are looking for positive role models who have a proven track record of success as a competent Station Manager, developing Group Manager or competent Group Manager within their current service.

What you need before you apply:


  • IFE Members qualification (MIFireE) consisting of papers in; Fire Science, Fire Safety & Fire Operations OR Equivalent qualifications to the above which have been ‘Accredited Prior Learning’ (APL) reviewed by current FRS or the IFE which can be evidenced
  • Management and Leadership qualification at Level 4 or above


Line Manager and Group Manager Sponsorship – form provided below (internal applicants only)


  • Minimum 12 months competent (following the date of validation) experience in the role of Station Manager within a UK Fire and Rescue Service
  • Demonstrable competence as a Flexi Duty Officer (with the ability to provide evidence to the appropriate level) within the last two years
  • Experience of working across multi-disciplines
  • Knowledge of the national, regional and local political operating climate of the FRS
  • Experience and demonstrable evidence of successful performance when working at a managerial level in more than one department and discipline


  • High standard application that meets the shortlisting requirements in line with NFCC “Leading the Function” and SM Role Map responsibilities
  • Evidence of pro-active development in preparation for applying for promotion (further detail will be asked in the application)

What next?

Those who meet the above requirements will be invited to attend the relevant assessment(s) for the role, this will include;

  • Assessment of Leadership Potential (structured interview and presentation based on the NFCC Framework) these will take place these will take place 1st-5th March 2021
  • Incident command assessment (Aligned to Group Manager Role) these will take place 15th-19th March 2021

Further details of the assessments will be provided upon invitation.

To Apply

  • Please complete the online application form
  • Answer the 3 application questions
  • Attach the following items:

o   IFE members certificate

o   Leadership & Management qualification certificate

o   Management sponsorship document can be found here (internal applicants only)

o   Up to date PRA (internal applicants only)

Useful information

Closing date: midnight 5th February 2021

Only completed applications will be accepted

We wish you the best of luck with your application.

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