Fire Control Manager

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Recue Service

Fire Control Manager

Salary: £39,499 – £43,568 per annum

Location: Southwell House, Hindlip park, Worcester

Contract: Full time, permanent plus pension and benefits

Closing date: Friday 15th July 2022 at 12:00 noon

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is pleased to invite applications for the role of Fire Control Manager (Station Commander Control). HWFRS is a forward thinking and dynamic organisation looking for a talented, positive and inspirational individual to join our team. Our Service area covers locations stretching east to west from the Cotswolds to the mid-Wales border, and from the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve in the north, to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the south – with the Malvern Hills AONB right at the heart of the two counties.

Our stations are crewed by a mix of Wholetime and On-Call Firefighters, supported by Fire Control staff and Support Staff.  We attend just over 6,500 incidents each year – more than 125 incidents every week – including property and countryside fires, RTCs and water and animal rescues, sometimes assisted by our USAR colleagues.

The Fire Control Manager will oversee our Fire Control department, which is based at our Service Headquarters in Hindlip Park.

Selection process

Applicants will complete an online application form, including a statement against the person specification.

Shortlisted applicants will attend selection stages comprising of a roleplay exercise, a briefing exercise and interview.

Pre-employment checks will also be required including security clearance vetting (Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) Level 2 Abbreviated), as well as a basic DBS check.

Full details of the role and selection process can be found in the job description and person specification and candidate guidance document.

Awareness Sessions

To assist potential candidates, a number of virtual awareness sessions are being held online on the following occasions:

–  Tuesday 5th July at 1500 hours

–  Thursday 7th July at 1800 hours

If you are interested in attending one of these virtual sessions, please email with your preferred session and you will be sent a Microsoft Teams meeting invitation link, as well as guidance on how to login.

General information

For informal, in confidence discussions in relation to the process, please contact Group Commander Phill Sanders on 07917 211503 or

If you have any questions regarding the process or you are experiencing any difficulties with your application, please contact the HR Support team via before the closing date.

HWFRS values equality of opportunity and developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community.  We encourage everyone who has the necessary skills and experience to apply.

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