Station Manager

Website Northumberland County Council

Job Information
We are interested to seek out highly motivated and experienced candidates at competent Watch Manager levels, as well as inviting applications from existing Station Managers from across the fire sector.

We are preparing for potential Station Manager vacancies across the service. Currently we have Station Manager positions within Training, Assurance and Safety (TAS), Fire Safety, Technical Services, Business Improvement and Community Risk and Response (CRR). On conclusion of this process a small talent pool will be generated to support our future senior management team retirement profile across the next 18 months.

Northumberland is the northernmost county of England, bordering Cumbria, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and the Scottish Borders with an outstanding North Sea coastline of 103 km and a county of rural natural beauty. The county is steeped in history and heritage and with a population of over 300,000 residents, the council provides a wide range of services across over 5,000 sq. km. Northumberland is one of the largest counties in England Northumberland County Council is seeking to appoint to a key post within Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.

The post holder will be part of the senior management team to support the delivery of our ambitious plans to ensure that we really are a “land of great opportunities” and to focus on delivering an ambitious improvement programme across all parts of the service.

You will be expected to:

Lead and motivate our teams and assist in developing and implementing service policies, strategies and services that support the aspirations of both the County Council and the Fire and Rescue Service.
Promote and maintain a positive relationship with all employees and their respective trade unions in the interests of developing a climate of harmonious and constructive employee relations.
Lead on the services continuous improvement strategy while supporting a positive and innovative organisational culture through genuine staff engagement. Show exceptional leadership skills aligned to the ‘Leading the Function’ elements of the NFCC Leadership Framework. NFCC_Leadership_Framework_Final-1.pdf
Model our values and behaviours; promoting a culture which embraces collaboration, inclusivity, high performance and wellbeing, and you will strive to make a real difference to the communities we serve.
Manage and lead operational incidents as Incident Commander, or in other incident command support roles in accordance with the requirements of EFSM2 and local standard operating procedures.
Provide emergency response across all areas of Northumberland and be conditioned to our Flexi Duty Officer Rota. The requirement of providing a base within the service will be discussed with those candidates who may consider applying from outside of Northumberland.

For further information please see the Job Description in the supporting documents attached to this advert. If you are interested in this exciting role, we would welcome an informal discussion with you.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:
Mr Steve Kennedy, Assistant Chief Fire Officer on 07771865875 or Email:

We are offering a salary range of £46,712 to £51,525 depending upon experience and Officers working on the flexible duty system shall be paid a pensionable supplement of 20% of their basic pay.

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 23rd of June 2024.

Group discussions, interviews, and presentations will take place across the weeks commencing the 8th, 15th and 22nd of July 2024.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

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