Deputy Chief Fire Officer

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Deputy Chief Fire Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, an innovative, high performing organisation which has ambitious plans for the service it provides to the communities of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, and North Lincolnshire. Following a recent promotion, the Fire Authority is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced executive to assist the Chief Fire Officer in leading Humberside Fire and Rescue Service into the future. The successful applicant will form part of the Authority’s Executive team, supporting the Chief Fire Officer in providing strategic leadership, influencing the vision and direction of the service.

We are seeking an individual who has significant experience in a corporate environment, has a supportive and inclusive leadership style and a high level of emotional intelligence. You must be a driven, self-motivated and credible individual. You will possess excellent communication skills with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders and partners. The ideal candidate will also have excellent political acumen, be able to execute substantial programmes of change and drive forward continuous improvement within the service.

You will have extensive experience  at a senior executive level, have a relevant degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) or equivalent professional qualification appropriate to the post and will have completed a MAGIC course and be working at Fire Service Incident Command Level 4. Forming part of the Principal Officer Gold rota, you will be required to provide a permanent base suitable for attending any incidents in the Humber area within 2 hours.

Flexible working and working from home will be considered although physical attendance at some meetings will be required.

Benefits package:

  • Attractive salary
  • Access to a pool car to provide continuous duty
  • Relocation Assistance Package
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Sports and Welfare Association with free use of gym

Applications will be via the submission of an application form, outlining suitability for the role against the criteria set out in the person specification.  An application pack can be obtained by emailing or by calling 01482 567546.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Recruitment Timeline:

  • Closing Date – 3rd July 2022
  • Shortlisting Date – Week commencing 4th July 2022
  • Online Psychometric Assessments – 11th July – 15th July 2022
  • Incident Command Assessment – 12th/13th July 2022
  • Professional Discussion Date –  18th July 2022
  • Appointments Panel Dates (to include Humberside Fire Authority Appointments Panel interview, Partner Panel Interview and a Staff Panel Interview) – 19th/20th/21st July 2022

Appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks which includes completion of the Non-Police Personal Vetting (NPPV) Level 2 clearance and Security Clearance (SC) vetting, references and medical including a fitness test.

For an informal discussion about the Deputy Chief Fire Officer role please contact Chief Fire Officer, Chris Blacksell, on 01482 567417 (PA to CFO).

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.  We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community that are currently under-represented at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, including women, ethnic minorities and applicants with disabilities.

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